Sandibe Photo Safari Group 1 part 2

24th September 2017
The second half of our safari started on the afternoon drive, we headed out from the lodge looking for the pack of Wild dogs, along the way we photographed a baby Zebra with its family, the Zebra foal seemed to be using a convenient stick as a toothpick ! Interesting to watch.

After leaving the Zebra we Photographed a herd of elephants as the grazed on the open clearing and then just before sunset we watched as a troop of Baboons climbed into the safety of the tree for the night.

After a sundowner we headed back to the lodge for a great dinner under the stars.

The following morning we set off on a full day drive on the Sandibe concession with lunch out in the bush.

We started our morning with a female giraffe that was feeding on the fallen fruits of a Sausage tree, it was comical to watch as she tried to chew the rather large fruit!

We also photographed general game and a big herd of Impala as well as a cute little Elephant calf that had recently had a mud wallow.

After lunch along the river we set off again in the early afternoon, slowly making our way back to the lodge, a troop of Baboons kept us entertained with their antics as they played in the trees and on a termite mound.

A short while later we came across a big herd of Buffalo that were rushing across a river channel, we found the reason why a short distance down the road, 2 Large and rather sleepy male Lions.

We then got a radio call that the large pack of wild dogs had been found, 21 members all together in the late afternoon, they were just waking up from their afternoon nap, it was great to watch the greeting and interaction between the various individuals.

After the dogs got going they walked down the road searching for a meal, they made a attempt at a few Impalas that managed to get away unharmed, the dogs then had a quick drink before trotting off again.

By now it was quite late and it was getting dark so we left the dogs and headed back to the lodge, stopping to photograph another spectacular delta sunset on the way.

The following morning it was time to leave and fly back to Maun, after packing we did a game drive on the way to the airstrip, it turned out to be quite fruitfull.

We some a good amount of general game, photographing some Warthogs and Impalas and while at the Impalas we spotted a Lioness hiding in some bushes, almost at the same time the Impalas spotted the lioness and gave the alarm, loud piercing snorting that alerted all animals to the threat of danger.

At this point the Lioness gave up her Impala stalking and headed off into the distance, we unfortunately could not follow as we had to go and catch the flight to Maun, it had been a amazing stay at Sandibe and the Okavango

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