Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday, July 5th, Umkhumbi Lodge, Zululand, South Africa


We're still here.  The Zulu king's game reserve is huge, and the elephants, giraffe, nyalla (small deer), Kudus (large deer), and buffalo were not hard to find.  Unfortunately, everything else took the high winds and impending cold snap as an excuse to hide.

We started off the day with a flat tire, which was made more difficult by the fact that the lug nuts were on so tightly that it took a call to the local tire shop to break the grip.  We had breakfast on the bus, as the game pursuit started a little later.

Once on the Reserve, we scouted the hills, trees, bushes, and grasslands for any signs of the Big Five. These specific animals (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino) are the most dangerous to hunt.  The first two have been elusive but we saw the others, and plenty more today.  We spent part of the afternoon in a Zulu Village, and were treated to a Zulu song and dance performance that displayed their remarkable harmony and physical agility.

To see all of the photos we took today, click on Saturday, July 5th, Umkhumbi Lodge, Zululand, South Africa.  To see where we're going tomorrow, click on our Google Map and find the placemark for July 6th.

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