andBeyond Savute Under Canvas
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... Apple Leaf Trees. No Baboon or Monkeys at this camp so we can be more relaxed around the camp, apparently there is occasionally a Hyena. Another wonderful evening as sunset falls and the moon starts making it's appearance and the guys get the fire lit. We are having chicken kebabs, sweet potato, garlic rolls and salad. The 3 girls sit chatting when the guys go off to sleep and the occasional Hyena makes his appearance but is shy and scurries ...
After lunch it was a 2 hour jeep safari. We were a little underwhelmed by the game drive…or had we become so accustomed to seeing spectacular sights, we were becoming more selective in our excitement? Elephants, impala, antelope, giraffes, baboons, warthogs were all on display and days ago we would have been overcome with excitement. The lions meanwhile were clearly keeping out of the hot searing sun.
... game drive. But, as has been the "tradition", we had afternoon tea at 3pm along with a really-great camp-fire-backed carrot cake. Delicious!
We took off to the north this time in search of hyenas and elephants. Shadreck pointed out a grey heron by a water hole that blended in so well with the dead tree it was sitting on that we wouldn't have noticed it if he hadn't spotted it. We did have a good view of a Secretary Bird walking through ...
... had latched onto the wildebeast's nose in what looked like an effort to suffocate the wildebeast. The other female started to bite into the most-exposed rear section of the wildebeast which, being a male, likely doesn't require elaboration. The wildebeast seemed to kick for maybe 3-4 minutes before it died.
Then the feasting began. Three or four of the younger lions padded over to the kill site. The "killer" female seemed quite winded and retreated ...
... circling vultures, we noticed multiple vehicles slightly off the road. We joined them to find two female lions with three cubs devouring a kudo carcass. Although our evening light was fading, we took multiple photos from multiple angles of the lions (all from the game viewer vehicle; sorry, we didn't have any windows to roll up!)
We needed to continue to the campsite as the daylight was fading rapidly. We continued to encounter multiple herds ...