Oct. 14,2017 We have finished our last animal tour into the bush. We have eaten a lovely meal and will soon go out in the boats again for some birding. The river system is a criss cross network of the same river crossing over itself through a raised grassy plain.
In the rainy season the plain is many meters under water and the river disappears.
Only in the dry season can you navigate the river and search for the many types of animals that live there. We saw a group of six lions today. Two of them were cubs. They had killed something and were eating it, just below our jeep. They were lounging on a shaded hillside just twenty feet below us.
Some brave jackals were thrilled as they came away with a few large pieces of something hanging from their jaws. We are off to Cape Town tomorrow. We will see Robben Island and the townships and learn some of Cape Town’s secrets. The sunsets here are unbelievable. My wife takes all of the photos. Some of her photos are now covers of my books.