Morukuru Family Madikwe
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We often cross the river during game drives at a place called The Drift, so what do we see this morning when we approach but a pride of lions. It's a different one to what we've seen before - two males, an older female and two younger females. The dominant male was in a bit of mood and was following the older female who was having none of him and growled at him and gave him a smack. The three younger lions are trying to ...
... male and a much smaller female). We might have interrupted a bit of courtship because the male is in no hurry to leave the female and take off into the bush, so we hang around and take pictures. As the sun begins to set and we make our way back to the warmth of The Bush House, we spot a kudu then an implausibility of wildebeest then a dazzle of zebra. Suddenly, a white rhino bursts from the ...
This afternoon I went for a drive with Paul to Derdepoort Gate. He was picking up staff that were coming back from leave. The waterhole/wetlands area was very busy this afternoon. There were waterbuck, impalas, zebras, various birds and elephants swimming in the waterhole. The elephants were having a great time swimming and playing in the water. It was so cute to see them move quicker as they got closer to the water.
... elephants and impalas drink.
At 2pm we were at the meeting spot and the other three vehicles appeared. The guides were very competitive, no-one was saying how many birds they saw. The results were handed to Paul as he organised the competition. Unfortunately our score of 111 was not enough to win, the winning team scored 129. In the end it was a fun 24 hours, to be repeated again in summer when the bird count will be much ...
... arrivals lounge to see if Linda happened to be there waiting for us. She wasn't. After a few anxious moments, I spotted Linda walking toward us. She was there but was sitting down rather than standing to wait for us. So she gave us the address and the rest went smoothly.
Linda drove us to the three chief's monument where "Timothy" gave us a tour of the area and described some of the history. It was an eye opener. Unlike South Africa, there ...