Well this is still day one at Amakhala, just realised missed a couple of things before we got back for Breakfast on day 1, a much closer encounter with a lone Bull Elephant:
So wildlife wise a great start was a posing,
Helmeted Guinea Fowl:
Yellow Billed Duck:
At this point things got a bit exciting! The Eland in the earlier photograph in this post was minding his own business grazing away, when a young Lion shot out of the bush and went for it, this took us completely by surprise and I didn't get any photos of the chase, but the Eland managed to get away, the whole thing could have only lasted about 30 seconds if that. The disgruntled Lion then turned around and headed towards us, giving us the once over and must have decided that he would need a tin-opener to get us out of the Land Rover and he moved on. Not before I took a few for the album though!
After this excitement we headed to a safe spot for that great South African ritual the Sundowner. This involved in our case snacks and a Beer (In Tina and Jo's case a Gin and Tonic) brought along by Jason in a cool box, whilst the sunset, very civilised. After this we drove back to the lodges to get ready for a wonderful three course meal.
Life is tough, but someone has to do it!