BY TREVOR MCCALL-PEAT & VILLIERS STEYN
We left the lodge this morning still on a high from yesterday’s amazing sightings. We followed up on the lion from last night and soon found their tracks. Unfortunately we couldn’t locate the lions.
We then heard about a leopard that had been found nearby and headed in that direction. It was Tingana. We reached him just as he decided to sleep for the day. He chose an extremely thick bush to sleep under. This meant that photographing him was difficult but it was great just to be in the presence of such of beautiful animal.
After a relatively quiet drive, we headed home for a hearty brunch.
Just before our afternoon drive, a herd of elephants passed the lodge and headed towards the waterhole in front of the lodge deck. We headed there immediately and were treated to an amazing show. The elephants drank at the water’s edge in a perfect line before getting into the waterhole and swimming in front of us. They played and splashed and made an amazing noise and put on an amazing show for us. A young bull had a great time chasing some ducks and hadedas around the water’s edge.
We then decided to follow up on Tingana. He was always one step ahead of us. We worked very hard tracking him but unfortunately he kept giving us the slip. We decided to call it a night and headed back to the lodge for dinner. On the way back to the lodge we bumped into a Rhino and completed the Magnificent 7- Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Wild Dog and Cheetah. Tomorrow we plan to follow up on some lions who we can hear calling from our rooms.