Burchell's Bush Lodge
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... year. But who cares. The bungalows are lovely and living is cheap here and every day we see some really cool animals even when we're not looking for them.
June 13, 2015
Well, we've spent 3 lovely nights here at Olifants and we've hardly seen any new wildlife. But we have a great rondovel (round traditional bungalow) high on a cliff overlooking the Olifants river. We probably spent a few too many days in the park, but we're enjoying ...
... I headed out to TK's blinding headlamp and looked up to see the star studded sky that we city dwellers just never experience. But the headlamp was spoiling it so I asked TK to switch it off so we could get the ambience of this warm, romantic "African sky". As I was about to take his arm, a lady appeared at my side and suddenly a deep husky voice whispered in my ear "I thought I was about to get lucky". Then only did Terry appear behind the stranger! Well I got ...
... Leica binocs before they found legs into another vehicle. Lizzie was so relieved when the caretaker of the Picnic Site handed over our prized binocs and he was rewarded for his honesty. We now had to race back to camp as the sun was setting and getting closer to gate closure but a little present was waiting for us along the way - a rare sighting in full view of the traffic was a hyena and her cub! Lizzie got the photo and was smiling ...
... in single file, without talking, making our to river bank to see Hippos in water. They seemed to be having a lovely time - blowing spouts of water into the air as well as making bubbles.
Time to go so back up the sandy path we trecked and then into the Safari vehicle and once again, we were on our way. We drove through the western region and past the Giraffes until we came to a fork in the road where we stopped, alighted the vehicle and then had ...
Day 57 – Saturday 9th May
We were told that the Leopard is elusive because it is solitary and therefore harder to find than say a Pride of Lions. We hit the Jackpot today - we saw four of them ... and for the second time in 24 hours, hit the "Big 5" - AGAIN !!
I was woken up several times at night by the noisy and inconsiderate "neighbours from hell". Those bloody Baboons had a party on our roof, in the ...