Sandibe Photo Safari Group 3 part 3

25th January 2018
The following Morning we set off and went to see what had happened to the Giraffe and Lions from the day before, when we got there the Lions were gone and nothing was left of the Baby Giraffe, it had been completely eaten!

We spent some time searching the area for the Lions but all we were able to find were some Guinea fowl perched on a termite mound, a herd of Zebra and a Black backed Jackal that seemed to be heading to where the Lions had fed possibly to look for some leftovers.

We continued on our drive and along the way we found a small group of Ostrich backlit by the morning sun, the feathers on their necks outlining them perfectly.

We later went past a small waterhole and found a herd of Elephant drinking and splashing in the mud, one youngster was having a great time cooling off in the mud,at this point we headed back to the lodge for Breakfast.

That afternoon we headed out on drive along the river, it had been a warm day and it wasn't long before we found a small herd of Elephants on their way for a drink at the river, there was also a troop of Baboons that were on their way back from the river after slaking their thirst and one of the big male baboons watched us as we drove by from the safety of his termite mound.

A short distance further down the river we saw a big male Hippo in the water and we stopped to photograph him, soon after we stopped the hippo gave a huge big yawn as if urging us to move on !

We were heading to a beautiful waterhole to watch the sunset and along the way we found more Elephants and a small Herd of Zebra.

We timed our arrival at the waterhole to perfection, the sun had just started to set and the colours in the sky were spectacular, we spent quite some time photographing the sunset and the palm trees as well as the pod of resident Hippo as they played around in the water and preparing for their nights activities.

After leaving the waterhole we headed back to the lodge, it had been a wonderful 4 days at Sandibe and the following morning we had a early departure.

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