Sodwana Bay Lodge
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... South Africa! We drive through the gate and head toward camp, driving slowly as it is game area. We pass a car pulled up on the side of the road, a typical sign that they have spotted something and ask them what they see. Two Cheetah that have Just moved behind the bushes. They had been sitting at the side of the road for the last 20 minutes, but just got up and moved out of sight. The car drives on, but we are not ready to give up yet. We reverse ...
... this time, there was a large elephant to our left with two buffalo nearby. We reached Mpila Camp late afternoon and are staying in a safari tent with its own outside kitchen. It's situated almost in the bush with views of the surrounding country. The camp is fenced against elephants but all other animals can freely roam. This means you can often see game from the tent and verandah. Bernard has again joined us for a few days after taking ...
... where they have included a cable car that you can ride to get to the very top of the stadium and check out great views of the city. On the way home we stopped at the supermarket which was fantastic for Regan and I to check out what is available and how the prices compare to home. Across the board everything was way cheaper than at home. I had a great time adding the melon and mangoes to the shopping cart. Lunch was out on the lovely covered terrace ...
... to tea (which we declined) and having a
good laugh. While any accidental death is still a sad event, we were
so relieved that we hadn't stumbled upon a poaching after all, and we
found the whole situation indescribably funny.
Lucky for us we were back in the air! We flew roughly 300-800 feet
above the ground over reserves, farms, roads, and villages. We were
constantly scanning to assess the habitat and to try to catch the
telltale flash of white that ...
... the "Freedom Challenge") which goes from Durban to Capetown (2800 km) while I was visitng, so Lesley and her daughter, Clare, and friend, Katherine, kindly took me under their wings and tried to help me get ready for the upcoming Italy trip which Lesley & Charles are joining us for part of. Unfortunately, I wasn't a very good training candidate, as I faded after an hour of cycling each time, but she gave it a valiant effort!
Part of the dilemma ...