Friday, 25 March 2011

Wildlife is at its best in their natural surroundings!

This March we had the pleasure of meeting Gillian & Steven Watt from the UK.

Gillian said her highlight on the safari was to see elephants in their natural habitat carrying on with their cruising through the bush and enjoying the feast as they move along! Seeing the elephants in the wild was a whole new experience!

I absolutely agree with Gillian. I am fortunate enough to join a tour every now and then and escape the office duties :). The feeling you get being in nature with the animals in THEIR territory, just gives you a whole new outlook to life!

Nature is incredible, but also incredibly harsh! Unfortunately the night before we went on our morning lion walk, one of the lion cubs was presumably bitten by a snake and did not survive the night. The sister lion cub enjoyed the company of people and the distraction of missing her brother.

Even in the wild we have to deal with strikes! One of the 3 cheetah siblings was on strike and wanted a day off to rest at the lodge, rather then going for a morning walk! So we enjoyed the interaction with 2 of the cheetah sisters. Meeting and feeding Jessica the hippo was again the ‘Cheery on top of the icing’.

Our autumn is slowly approaching; the days are getting shorter and the evening/nights cooler. So you don’t have to get up so early anymore for the morning game drives :)

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