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... in-between working, as usually I am the only one here and it is so quiet.
I was the disturbed by a commotion. A baboon had walked towards the waterhole and was chased away by an irritated troop of Banded Mongoose. The mongoose were chasing it and making warning noises. It was a funny sight- a large baboon scared off by much smaller animals. The baboon didn't return this ...
... evening’s game viewing. The drive back with the cold wind drying my face and freezing me to death is so very long. The blanket that is provided cuts a little of the wind but not enough. We have a wee bit of time before dinner and discover that the guide does not sit down to dinner with the guests. It would have been nice to discuss the drive and learn a little more from JR, but he may be ...
... was probably the same troop that lives at our lodge. The mongooses were having a great time digging and scratching around in elephant poo. They were looking for insects to eat. They briefly stopped and looked at us, then would get back to looking for insects. It was an interesting ...
... and to see the outreach that clinics have for a disease that has devastated Botswana. Sadly, despite the significant number of people living with HIV or AIDS, there is still a stigma against people who have HIV, which leads to people being embarrassed to take their medication around family and friends, causing their health to deteriorate even further.
On Tuesday, I got to spend my time at the clinic with a nurse who was consulting with patients since the clinic did ...
... elephant is such a huge powerful animal!
But big or small, the wildlife around here never gets old. We have seen tortoises, chameleons, dung beetles rolling up balls of dung for their mate to cling onto, butterflies, mongoose, rock dassie, baboons, wild dogs (which are amazing and quite rare), and hyena.
On the evening game drive the second day we finally saw the beautiful lions. They had recently had their ...