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... snake lying along the side of the road. It was an African Python, about ten feet along! All of us were excited because it is rare to see one so close in the bush. Its head was small in comparison with its thick body. We watched it slowly slide off into the bush, disappearing immediately into the thick undergrowth.
On the way to a stop at the Masinga hide on the way back we saw many giraffe, probably around thirty in several groups. The road was rechristened "Giraffe Alley"! Also ...
... say we got some interesting looks. As people mingled
before the meeting started we had a few come up to us to inquire,
with a perplexed look on their face, which farm we were from or if we
were indeed ranchers. We would laugh lightly, explain that no, we
weren't, we were from the Ground Hornbill Project, and then roll our
eyes at each other as our questioner walked away, no longer
interested and looking more or less relieved.
... two troops of noisy baboons. Back at the main camp we had breakfast at the Rhin-O-Dino cafe. It was time for a rest from driving around, so we went back to our campsite. Back in the tent I did some reading and had a little nap.
Our afternoon drive began at 3pm. We saw baboons that were busy looking for insects in the grass. In the same place as we have previously seen them; were giraffes, wildebeest, impalas and zebras. Further on, at the side of the road we saw a ...
... their ground and the giraffes showing us how they take their vitamins. Nature at its very best.
Recommended – you bet.
We left Amakhosi and drove south towards Hluhluwe (ShooShoee). We were delayed en route by our petrol cap not opening and therefore had to shift our time of arrival at 4.30. As we did not have a 4x4 we had been instructed to leave our car at a peanut factory and we will be taken ...
... we spotted were the Buffallo, Number four of the big Five. We found the buffalo as some white birds flew into the air when they walked near them. Male buffalos have really thick horns and the femailes are smaller. Out of the big five the buffalos are the hardest to hunt. We started to drive back to the Lodge and one the way back we saw the Hippos out of the water. – it was really dark so difficult to see ...
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