Sunday, September 25, 2016

Life in Africa 2

 Here is proof Natalie and Spencer made it
 How do you like my crock picture?
 Never seen a cheetah, finally found one by the fence, we drove pretty close to it.
This was Natalie's to do on her check list - pet the baby lions - 2 1/2 months old.

Life in Africa

 On the way back to our flat from Kruger National Park we went on the scenic route and stopped at a place called Bourke Potluck Holes, it was magnificent.
 When we entered Botswana we stayed the second night at a place called Senyati, right outside our lodge was a watering hole where the animals came into drink, it was fun to sit on the porch and just watch as they would come and go.
 We went on a jetty boat ride in the Chobe National Park and our driver took us up and very close to all the animals, this was one of the many crocodiles, I have another that didn't upload so I will try again, and do a second half.
 On that boat ride we were there on the river as the sunset, as you can see the elephants in the foreground.  It was probably one of the best activities we did.
 This is a pride of lions that Natalie backed up in the safari truck as we got close.  She thought it was a little tooooo close and personal.  This was the next morning after the boat ride again in Chobe National Park, just on land instead of water.
 This picture is a little out of order we went to the Rhino-Lion Reserve on Saturday after returning from Botswana.  Finally we were able to see a lot of Rhino.  It was surprising to me to see how long those horns were.  This was Spencers item to check off his list.
 Back to Chobe we saw a leopard that had his kill waiting under the tree, this was the first leopard we have seen, and our driver says they only see them about once a month, so we lucked out.  They are a beautiful animal.
 Natalie liked this picture of the giraffe in Chobe.
 Finally saw a lion with a full mane, it is so fun to see these animals so close, what an experience.

 After we went to the Rhino-Lion reserve, we went to the Wonder Caves found on the same property, similar to the Stalagtites and the Stalagmites found at Timpanogos.  Now on to the second half, sorry I have to do this in two parts.