Bright sun and a cool breeze greeted us for the morning’s game drive.
It would be a day filled with sites you could only see here.
The elephants were out in force. Matriarch’s leading their herds through the savannah in single file in front of the van and stopping for breakfast in a nestle of trees, sharing the spot with playful baboons and colorful starlings.
Elephants and baboons sharing the bounty of nature
Following the dusty path we saw him, a lone bull elephant, one tusk a bit worn from digging. He was close enough to touch the mud covered wrinkled skin. After munching on a few leaves he and looked, straight at the van. We waited with bated breath, hoping we had not startled him. But soon he turned his back on us, a good sign and returned to lunching on some greens.
Bull Elephant, close enough to touch
Back to the Shaba Reserve Lodge for lunch and a dip in the pool and ready for another drive. We expected to see only scenery but were treated zebras, a great way to end the day.