Motswiri Private Safari Lodge
Travel Blogs from Madikwe Game Reserve
... unconcernedly trots across our path to the other side and slowly gambols away but leaving enough time for our cameras to go off in unhurried fashion. No sooner than leaving the rhino, a red encrusted lone cape buffalo stands at a mud hole. We take pictures and listen to its slurping of the watery mud! The sun sinks behind the clouds and the hills and JR brings out the spot light. We marvel at ...
Friday, April 12th 2013
We are in the northern most part of South Africa, on the border of Botswana. At night, we can see the lights emanating from the border crossing. Since we are so remote, we had hardly any access to Internet. Therefore, this blog entry was created on the fly and covers three days.
The Madikwe Safari Lodge was quite impressive. Our room and amenities meet the five-star rating it deserves. We arrived ...
... the area.
This was going to be the second time that I have been on a bush walk in a big 5 area. The last time I did a bush walk was in Kruger Park and that was over two years ago. I was a bit nervous that we would come across an animal before spotting it.
After about ten minutes I did start to enjoy the walk, but I was very aware of my surroundings and every little sound made me jump. We stopped to closely look at a community spider web. This was a huge ...
... they were sniffing the air. The largest elephant continued to walk towards us and stopped at the vehicle- it was a little bit too close for comfort. We couldn't do anything except for sit and wait for him to walk away. Finally he left and followed the other 3 elephants into the bush. We continued to the gate and on the way back we saw two white rhinos. The rhinos were not feeling friendly and briskly walked away. Another fantastic drive through the ...
... cruiser they stopped and watched us watch them. Watching them reminded me of the mindless deaths of rhinos that have occurred in the park in the past year.
After ten minutes or so we continued. We came to Vlei Pan. This is a very popular waterhole with the animals because fresh water is pumped daily. At that moment there were only three kudus on the other side. We were now half way to the gate. We stopped to watch a herd of impalas. At this time of the year there are many ...
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