Day 3 Tent Camp and Elephants

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Travel To Harare, Zimbabwe
Day 3 started with a morning safari. At Mashatu, there are generally 4 – 8 different vehicles that start out and go in different directions for the first hour looking for what animals are around. The ranges are in radio contact with each other so everyone has a chance to see the animals. They also coordinate the locations so that only 1 or 2 vehicles are in one location at the same time as a respect to the animals. The last 90 mins of the safari is quite hectic as we go from one siting to another. As with most days there were lots of impala, giraffes and wildebeest. We learnt, a group of giraffes is called a "tower" and a group of zebras, a "dazzle". As with most days there were lots of impala, giraffes and wildebeest. We learnt, a group of giraffes is called a “tower” and a group of zebras, a “dazzle”. However, the highlights were spotting a leopard and running into 2 different herds of elephants The first was a group of about 12 including a youngster. The video shows this elephant running after the mother – very cute.

The second herd was huge which our ranger, Kenosi, estimated to be about 80 elephants as they meandered past us without a care in the World . One of the babies was thought to be about a week old as indicated by the still pink ears and feet.

After the safari, we transferred to the Tent Camp. This has 8 “tents” as well as a pool, meeting room and dining area. The tents are comfortable and fully serviced including, in ours, a unique shower system. The routine is exactly the same as Main camp – safari morning and night and lots of food. The evening meal is outside around a log fire.

A different experience to Main Camp but very enjoyable.

Comments

Jett
2015-05-03

You guys are amazing!

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