Jaci's Tree Lodge
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... so we're going to miss the group I think almost as much as the place.
I was never particularly interested in visiting Africa before and I think if we hadn't had the connection there's a pretty good chance I would never have come. And I know you can't miss what you've never had, but I think it would have been a real ...
... I'm told. Scarf and beanie is donned and blanket is wrapped tight. Then we drive around for about three hours looking for/at animals.Breakfast. We sit out on the deck and eat delicious food while we talk about what happened on the drive.Shower, spa treatment, nap. Fairly self explanatory.Lunch. More delicious food, more talking.Quiet time. We have a private deck at our room ...
... was a bit scarier in the dark because they just loom up out of nowhere.
As we approached The Drift on the way back to the lodge, there was yet another elephant, this time a lone male, who crossed the river ahead of us, but thankfully went in the opposite direction to where we were going once he got to the other side.
I never felt in any danger, but I was reminded that elephants are considered one of the "big five" because they are more likely to attack than run ...
... part of the grounds is the underground hide that is right next to the watering hole where you get a close and personal view of the animals that come to quench their thirst. The hide is available to guest 24/7. This is a very special treat.
We meet our fellow guests, a family of 7 including three children and two grandparents visiting from Perth. The grandparents and their daughter ...
... were no other animals around. The rhino walked along the edge of the water. It walked slowly, possibly being cautious. It stopped and drank for a short amount of time and then turned and looked around and drank again. It was lovely to watch- I don't think it realised that I was watching it.
It then moved to another part of the wetlands and made itself all ...