Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge
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... luminous clouds that one cannot see the car in front and it creeps into everything, at least we can do 60km's on this road so can try catch up the time we lost this morning, but on the good side at least we got to see wild dog! My nose is stuffy and bloody with dry crusts so I make a makeshift guard to put over my nose just to stop the dust, Africa is certainly not for sissies. We finally arrive at Mababe Gate at 12:45 which is in the ...
... giraffes to drink at the water’s edge before making their way across the river.
In single file, led by the bull (elephant head) all the elephants followed suit, including the babies who swam their way across while the larger elephants simply walked. It was an amazing site and just like a photo taken by National Geographic. Once on the other side many of the elephants chose to roll in the mud to dry themselves. We were spellbound at this ...
... in the other game viewer. We subsequently returned on a quiet trip back to camp with time to freshen up before lunch. Lunch today was baked chicken thighs, a salad made from lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and olives with a side of chopped onion/tomato "salsa". They again served fresh-baked bread. The cook "Pula" gave us a tour of the "kitchen" facilities complete with bread baking in the oven. All meals are cooked over a camp fire or with ...
... maybe 1/2 mile (or less) from the pride. The women in our group conducted 'business' near a bush featuring a collection of elephant skulls and bones on the ground; the men's bush was not decorated near as well.
After a 30-minute break, we returned to tracking the two hunting female lions and noticed they had moved up considerably on the two wildebeests which had decided to lay down. Then we had a major surprise just before 11am. The closest ...
... 50 feet) under a Bird Plum tree (Shadreck said it was one of his favorites) and had lunch. Shadreck passed out a prepared "box" lunch of something like a chicken salad sandwich, 'Simba" chips (that was the brand name for "catsup-covered potato chips"), an apple, a sweet corn muffin, a hard-boiled egg, and a "Chomp" (again, the brand or product name) caramel and chocolate bar.
After driving for a total of 6 hours, we arrived in the Savuti ...