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... before breakfast! Just incredible.
After a relaxing breakfast back at the lodge we had nothing on the schedule until the game drive in the afternoon so we settled in to relax and enjoy the beautiful lodge. Bree decided to take a little nap since she was still a little sleepy from our early wake up and I decided to take up our guide on his offer to lead a little bushwalk later that morning. A couple other guys from our truck were there as well and we had ...
... big animals, huge,
Then we found a rather large male lion sleeping under a tree. He lifted his head, saw us & went back to sleep. He has no predators so has nothing to worry about and the females do most of the hunting
At 0930 Ross told he had a surprise
In a clearing in the bush breakfast was being served, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, yogurt, tea, coffee...we are treated well
Lunch will be at 1330
Another game drive at 1630
Dinner at 2000
After dark we ...
... it would be educational both for Caroline and me as well as the kids. But I had no idea how much information the rangers would impart, and how much we would learn about the South African wildlife and bush. Our rangers seemed to have an answer for just about any question we had. By the third or fourth day, I was beginning to recognize different animal tracks, types of dung, sounds, and even smells. We learned about the mating ritual of leopards, the diet of ...
... If we weren't willing to share our lunch, they would just take what they wanted. I was determined to keep my banana, but when that monkey jumped up on the table I let him have it.
The other members of our group were very good at sighting the wildlife. I had to stare awhile until I finally saw them. But I was the first ...
... Letaba campsite just before the 6pm gate closing and although exhausted, went and had a look at the great tuskers of Kruger museum which had the tusks of 8 enormous bull elephants that had lived and died in the park. They also had a full skeleton of an elephant as well as a heart. It was upsetting to see the hip bone of 1 of the elephants with bullet marks from where poachers had shot it. The size of the tusks on display was unbelievable with some weighing above 70kg ...