Deception Valley Lodge
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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As someone recently said, when you leave Africa, you leave a piece of your heart. I have to agree.
The story goes that Sir David Livingstone - the Scottish missionary and first white man to “discover” Victoria Falls - upon his death had his heart cut out and buried in Africa, while the rest of his body was sent home to Britain. That’s what this place does to you. ...
Our morning game drive started with spotting some cheetah tracks in the sand! We drove in a bunch of circles and looked through all of to inoculates we had, but could not find a cheetah. Instead, Chelsea found a giraffe! She was looking in a stand of trees, and suddenly thought 'that tree just took a step!' And then it wasn't a tree at all, but a beautiful bull giraffe! He let us have some absolutely incredible looks at him before wandering off into the ...
It make sense - do things before the heat gets too unbearable - but no matter how much sense it makes, 5:00 is an early wake-up call. We had a 5:30 breakfast, and a 6:00 roll time for a morning game drive. Thuto took us into an area where a lion pride sometimes roams through, so while we were checking out the oryx and springbok and all the birds, we were also looking for lions. We didn't find any, but we did fall in love with helmeted guinea fowl, and the hilarious way that ...
... believe that they were so close to our unfenced campsite.
They were gorgeous to watch. Paul reversed so that they could continue walking along the track. At one stage they were about less than a metre outside of my window, so I held my breath as I partially closed it. I took so many photos of them; luckily there was just enough natural light as the sun was starting to rise. The three older lionesses stood around as they made a decision ...
During the night once again we heard lions contact calling to each other. On the camera trap we saw that at 2:30am a male lion walked past to have a drink and then he returned at 5:30am to drink.
At first light we got up and drove to the waterhole. Then we saw him, a male lion sitting in the grass, he got up, stretched and sat down again. Close by on the other side of the track was the lioness. The sun was rising, so luckily there was enough light to take photos. We ...