First we came across some zebra crossing our road...just had to let them pass!
Then this handsome kudu posing for us!
From there, our first mission was to find where the leopard hid his kill. Our guides told us that he would never have left it lying on the ground where other animals could get to it. He would place it somewhere out of reach. We drove around a bit until we spotted it.
Not the prettiest sight! But fascinating! Fascinating that this leopard carried this impala up a tree and left it there out of reach from the other animals! It was amazing.
Moving on, we came to a herd of African buffalo.
These are apparently one of the more dangerous animals as they are quick tempered and are known to become aggressive even when unprovoked. To look at them though, they seemed to be just hanging out grazing.... They were all around us, on both sides of the road.
From here we had our morning coffee and hot chocolate stop. We stopped at an overlook where we could see giraffes and other animals wandering all around us.
Our morning set up!
We also saw this pair of eagles. I think they are tawny eagles, if I remember correctly, but I may be wrong.
We came back for breakfast. It's hard to believe all of that took place and it wasn't even 10 am! The lodge has a beautiful spread of fresh fruits and cereals, and then you also can order your meal off of the menu. The food here is wonderful!
I shared pictures of the inside of our suite before, but this is what each suite looks like on the outside. Very contemporary!
This is the pool at the lodge. It was too cold to use it when we were here, but it would be great on a hot summer day!
This is the pool at the spa. You can use this before or after your treatments.
After relaxing at the spa, a few of us decided we were up for a bush walk! That's right, we were going to hike out into the bush with a guide so that we could learn more about the smaller animals and plant life! Off we went with our guide Almero! We drove out to a place he decided would be a good place to start our walk and got out of the vehicle, were given our instructions and off we went!
He told us all about these huge termite mounds that are all over the place out here!
First thing we saw were the zebras. I really love them!
And then we saw this vulture guarding the nest!
Then we drove up to fairly close to where we had done our bush walk just about two hours earlier and look what was now lying right there!
Wow - so close to where we were walking!
The sun was just starting to get to that perfect spot, the true Golden Hour! The bush looked amazing and being out there, seeing the animals - nothing could have been better right then and there!
Knowing that we had a full bar set up in the back of the vehicle, when life gives you lemons....make gin and tonics!
But just look who we bumped into again! We just had to stop and take some pictures of these babies before moving on! They are too amazing!
This was the first sunset we were able to see since we'd been on safari, and boy, did we enjoy it!
Our hosts had heard how we did the Gin tasting earlier on our trip, and they designed a special pink Gin drink for us for this occasion. Very nice!