Burchell's Bush Lodge
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... Waterhole road and check thing out. There we got to have a very magical moment. There was a rhino at the man made waterhole getting a drink along with the impala. Never have got to see the rhino drinking and this was very nice. A large "nervous" giraffe came up and seemed to want to drink as well.
Did finally come to the waterhole and get a drink. Some people that were there watching said there were lions in the area and ...
... to our left. Sure enough, there are sleeping male lions near the road.
Wait and see if they will get up and head to the river before we have to head back. No luck there but now must find a buffalo to complete our big five day. Thankfully they cooperated and there were some down at the edge of the river as we were heading back.
So we saw three leopard, two mating pair of lions, two sleeping ...
... Pravir showed us a lot more 'ground level' stuff - how the rhino marks its territory by churning up the earth it pees in; if another rhino (usually another alpha male) pees in the same mound, it means game on - competition time. The females and younger males respectfully do their business a suitable distance away - but close enough to acknowledge that the pee-ing rhino is boss. [Note: some people who read the earlier entry commented on the gross-ness of the rhino ...
... dial 9 to call for a ranger who'd escort us. We may have looked slightly worried as she then assured us that they hadn't lost anyone ��.
It was a lovely buffet lunch with a ...
... like the bark of the tree and then it moved and changed to glorious blues and greens and purples.
We had a very late lunch and then got ready for our sundowner/night game drive. Quite a few sightings along the way. Birds and animals. As soon as the sun set, we had three spotlights and picked up a variety of animals including spotted hyena and a family of rhinos beside the road. The young rhino was only about 8 ...