Last full day of safaris in Africa
Trip Start Aug 13, 2010
19Trip End Aug 29, 2010
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Today, we got up at 6 a.m. again to go on the morning safari. We left at 6:30 and were off to a very slow start only seeing a few steenbok and impala. After driving around for a while, we got to an area where there were two beautiful male lions, sleeping. The guide told us that these two were brothers and we had seen them before. (Remember the first day here we saw three male lion brothers??) Then, we tracked elephants and found ourselves in a herd of 30 elephants, both young and old. Our guide, Colbert, loves to put us right in the middle of the action. He drove us right into the middle of the elephant herd—it was so cool to see and hear them from that perspective. We also got a lesson on termite mounds, and learned that king and queen termites live as long as 75-80 years! After the morning game drive, we went on a 45 minute walking safari
We also got lucky enough to see that there is a female bushbuck and a baby bushbuck living right behind our lodge!
We started our afternoon game drive at 3:30 and saw a leopardess sleeping in a tree, which got up and started stalking an impala, but the impala got away. Afterwards, we took a 35 minute drive to find a white rhino that was sleeping. We took pictures of him, and learned that it was the same white rhino that we saw yesterday.
Something funny that our guide told us today is that Krueger National Park made a law saying that no guide is allowed to call impalas "impala" anymore and they have to call them Nabi. (NABI meaning “Not Another Bloody Impala” because they are EVERYWHERE! The guide at Chobe told us impala are the McDonalds—“fast food”-of the bush. I guess there are a lot of impala jokes!) Afterwards, we had our last gourmet dinner at Kings Camp, and went to sleep
This might be the last entry that we do while in Africa, so I am going to reflect on the trip now. I really think that this trip was beyond amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who would like to come here, but with a few minor changes. My favorite animals now are Elephants and Steenbok (and dogs still!) Before I thought that elephants were OK and I had never heard of steenbok! My advice to anyone who goes out of the country is to be very careful with your credit cards because we were very careful and we had to cancel one of our credit cards. Thank you all for reading our blog, and thanks for the kind comments! They make me so happy! Love to everyone, and see you all soon!