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... and although we knew that a cheetah was around we couldn't find him. Then news came on the radio that rhino were around so we headed towards them as the African sun appeared on the horizon. The rhino turned out to be a little off the beaten track but nothing fazes our Keith! Rob you would have loved this as the truck headed into the bush mowing down trees vertually on its side! The quad bike on the Earnstry banks will be ...
... s Window. The high elevation provided a view of the endless pine and eucalyptus plantations interspersed with pockets of tangled indigenous jungle. There were pine trees growing everywhere and when a large swath of trees had been felled the space was immediately re-planted with new seedlings. Log trucks were everywhere which probably contributes to the many potholes we constantly have to dodge.
... and students showed us around, the schoolrooms, the garden they started and where they had planted tress for shade in the coming years. We helped them plant three more trees then the Mayor of the town and Richard gave a brief speech for the ceremonial opening of the school. We played with the kids, spoke with the teachers and good will was spread around by all. The teachers broke out in traditional song dance for us under the sweltering savanna sun as a way to give thanks ...
... was some excitement over the CB radio, another ranger had something to share and we drove through the bush, crushing over small trees, through ravines, down small paths plowing slowly but forcefully over anything in our way. We turned down a small road and found it! The Wild Dog's den. There were 6 pups and one adult on stand by to guard them. There others in the pack were evidently out hunting. The cubs looked so cute you would never ...
... in the park. Giraffe, elephant, hippo, zebra, and the ever present impala as well as our first rhino! Of course, if you have prey the chances of predators does increase. Always on the lookout for that elusive cheetah, leopard, or wild dog to come into view. We drove on from the waterhole and left Jerry and Tom to enjoy and we were going ahead so we could set up our tent.
Saw ground hornbills making their call and watched them ...
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