Susuwe Island Lodge
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What a hell of a day! Today is a day that is probably best not repeated. We got through it because we had not choice. But I certainly hope that we never have to endure another day like today.
We were up at 5am, again, with breakfast by 6am and gone by 6:30. Today was a day of driving. Not just driving, but bumpy driving. Bumpy. Hot. Dusty. With little in the way of scenery. Today was simply getting from point A to point ...
... on the ground, below eye level? Either way, we didn’t get trampled, and the elephant went on his merry way munching trees in the night. Then there were the hippos, all of whom did a great job snorting and honking all night, and munching huge wads of grass in the water right by our campsite. It sounded like they were having a huge pool party, there was so much splashing and whooping and carrying on. And then there were hyenas calling in the distance, ...
... life with it. The scenes are jaw-dropping. Birds, hippos, waterbocks, monkeys, wardhogs don't resent the rain like we do, it seems. It has been raining for two days, non-stop. The lodge had become an island and, although it is usually possible to reach it by car, this time around, a boat (it floated so let's call this woodplate a boat) had to be chartered to allow us to cross and get the last part of the journey behind us. ...
... small crocodiles, kudu, red lechwe, water buck, darter, egrets, many pied kingfishers, 3 varieties of stork, sacred ibis, jacana, Egyptian geese, impala, baboons, giraffes, a water monitor lizard, family of banded mongoose and many pods of hippos.
We also got quite close to some hippos, and managed to snap the yawn: this was a first ever sighting and real highlight for me. The sun set behind families of ...
... from some entrepreneurial kids (who I generously tipped the equivalent of 20 cents, which I subsequently raised to 40 cents each after howls of protest), and the 4x4 prowess of the Land Rover we still managed to come perilously close to getting bogged/rolling over/hitting low branches/etc. The last straw was a detour that I might have tackled when younger and a great deal more stupid than I am now (some would argue that point), but Gaels lack of enthusiasm made the choice a ...