Ruaha Hilltop Lodge
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... through the customs and catch a bus. A trip of about 1100 one way.In Iringa we drew money from our credit cards, R1 = 155 shillings, put in diesel which is much the same price as SA - just over R14 to the litre. I also went to the market to buy fruit - got naartjies, avos, mangoes, bananas.The drive to Ruaha was very interesting, only about 150km but took us about three hours. The Tanznian parks are ...
... spindly, each long as a pencil potruded from its sides, nasty and awful. "What is it?" I cried, nude as a baby I grabbed for my towel, "Someone, please save me!" My roommate was absent, and with no hope to come I called to my neighbors - for moral backup "Squish it!" They told me, yet hard as I tried My efforts proved fruitless, and I nearly cried Then in walked my roommate! Seemingly brave... But faced with the THING, her moral soon ...
Wednesday (10/24/12) - We are up at 5:45 AM. Tea is brought to our tent at 6. Our escort takes us to the main camp and we are in the Land Rover by 6:30. There are six of us with Marc and Johannes. We drive back to the Mwagusi River where we saw Grumpy's pride planning the buffalo ambush last evening.
The large herd of Cape buffalo never came to drink last night. Instead, they moved deeper into the heavy brush. Instead, this morning we see a different and smaller ...
... for a moment and I can see the water is actually flowing against our vehicle tires. This observation is important in light of the crushing effects of the dry season. Marc is right…there is still subterranean water in the Mwagusi River and it is close enough to the surface to save the animals, especially with the elephants’ help.
There, on the bank, is a miracle. The Egyptian geese parents attacked by the jackal several days ago have survived and ...
... go if we were to see the buck we wanted to see.
Another ranger from a camp further away (he is originally from the Hoedspruit area) told us that in all the years he has been here, he had never seen Roan Antelope. We kept the faith and continued looking for it anyway.
Much later we gave up the search.
Back at the bridge, some of the hippos were now out of the water. We spent a while there before leaving the famous ...