Travel Blogs from Hwange National Park
... Warthogs and Elephants, loads of them!! We were so happy to see so
many elephants as this was the one thing we didn't see in the
Serengeti. We saw about 13 at one time but you could see there were
at least 20 more in the surrounding park. It was lovely to see the
baby elephants and how the parents and older siblings would protect
them. It was amazing to see unusual behaviour patterns in the
elephants too. In fact we witnessed unusual behaviour in a lot of ...
... be going out sight seeing while we were there, we had to leg it to the falls.
First stop was to the Painted dog 'rehabilitation' ctr. Im not a big fan of "rehabilitation" ctr's cos they usually a money making scam. This one sounded legit and the story the ranger told was different than most. Instead of the usual stats and figures she told the story of a dog and his life and death at the hand of poachers. Then we had to walk about a km to see one mangey lookin dog. I ...
... to behold. Once we both got involved we had our whole set up complete and were back ,whiskey and wine in hand,watching the elephants, impala,waterbuck,giraffe who were appearing for a late afternoon drink as the sun started to set casting its beautiful rosy glow over everything..... We were back in the fantastic African bush with all it has to offer. What a privilege and well worth the days of traveling to get here! While sitting in the hide a ...
... morning drive ended with a leopard sighting. While most of us were looking in trees or back in the brush, Kae spotted it about 8 feet away, right along the road. It seemed oblivious to us and went about its morning business.
How could we get this close to all these animals? Animals view our vehicle as one unit and they couldn't pick up our 'predator' scent because the exhaust fumes blended with ...
... of elephants crossed our paths. Guess who had the right of way?
Dinner was at Sable Sands Lodge, our new home for the next three nights. Did I mention the food yet? Delicious! Thankfully, we had a chance to thank the chef at each location. An added benefit was the water was drinkable at most locations. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking