I'm glad that so many of you have been enjoying my photos. As you can probably tell, we were amazingly close to the animals. Yes, we had a telephoto lens, but we were often too close to the animals to use it, sometimes within just a few feet of lions and leopards. Despite that, we never felt endangered because our trackers and rangers were experts. We were told what to do and what not to do. For example, we were told not to stand up in the Land Rovers. The animals were used to seeing Land Rovers and thought of the Land Rovers and those inside it as another "animal" who would not threaten them. They are not used to seeing people standing up in the vehicles. That might startle and scare the animals.
Today I'm showing you photos from the remaining game drives. There will be little text, because I think the photos speak for themselves.
There were lots and lots of impala.
The lions were sleeping when we arrived, but slowly began to wake up.
There was a limit of three Land Rovers at any site.
Our tracker, Zulu, heard that there was a cheetah nearby. Since they are rare in the area, he suggested we try to find it. Although it was dark by then, thanks to Zulu and his spot light, we were able to find the cheetah.
The morning game drives began at 6am, before sunrise. Here is a view of sunrise one morning
These people were so absorbed looking at elephants that they didn't realize there were some also behind them.
These zebras are black with white and brown stripes.
more cape buffalo
rhino at night at a watering hole (Zulu shone his spot light on him.)
Do you see the lion in the tree?
lilac breasted roller
And this was the last thing we saw as we were getting ready to leave our Lodge and head to Johannesburg and later to Victoria Falls.
I'll wrap up our amazing adventure in my next blog post.