Lion Hunting (for photos)
Trip Start Dec 25, 2009
83Trip End Dec 14, 2010
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Where I stayed
Siyafunda, Makalali Private Game Reserve
Last Sunday we visited the Holy Family Orphanage which was a wonderful experience. Each person had a kid almost attach themselves to them, a little girl (well, 13 but physically very little) in a greeen hoodie who's name was Penny decided she would be my friend for the time we were there. It was so sweet, she showed me the pictures she drew and was so proud of her name on the clinic special treatment list. (I have a feeling she may have been one of the kids with HIV). She was so sweet. We got to visit the creche with the litte'uns too (and one 17 year old with physical and mental problems) which was great fun. The kids took my camera and took some fantastic pictures - one little girl was exceptionally talented and even got quite artistic after she worked out how to use it.
Animal sightings this week have gone back up after the rain, all the general game is coming back out into the sun. The elephants are back into theri separate herds, the leopards are on our side of the reserve (we had a fantastic sighting of a HUGE male on the Wwestern Fenceline on Saturday), the lions are moving around in quite territorial ways which could be interetsing, the cheetah... well no-one can find them (not even the collared brothers!).
And the final big event of the last little while was a big party to celebrate "10 years in the bush" for the owners of Twines. It was great - though there was a little too much Hakkiestrudt had... many contravercies came and went but it was overall a fantistic evening.
Oh, and a final final note - the cat got stuck on the roof last night and I couldn't find it for half an hour so I had to get Ch to help with a rescue mission. He's completely recovered but was rather attached to me last night after his ordeal. (I allowed him to take up most of the bed in sympathy, lol)