Now for the animals.
(no, not the party animals just the normal ones)
Flatdogs, aka Crocodiles, aka Self-propelled man-of-war with an armour plated upper deck.
As some of you know there was a farm in Africa just on the banks of the Great Grey Green Greasy Limpopo all set about by Fever Trees. This farm ran into some bad luck during the flood in January and some of their “inmates” escaped now I’m not saying the crocs I saw are from this farm I’m just saying this is the most crocs I have seen in the river ever. At one stage we counted 14 varying from a small 2 footer to a big boy over 7 feet in a stretch of about 400 m.
Some of the pics are unclear; I humble apologise it’s just to show how many they are.
There's 9 in the above photo (may be 10 not sure)
Long necks, aka giraffes, aka kameelperde.
Well I don’t know about them escaping from any farm but they must have had a great breeding season. We saw 2 herds often in the 2 weeks numbering 30 together. (No we didn’t see the same herd twice this was 2 herds of 16 and 14 each. Yes I know how to tell the difference between herds…….)
And they love to pose for photos….. as you can see.
I love these two we took the photo on our way out going home. What a way to say goodbye by giving us a “show”.
Last but not least the Bigones, aka ellies, aka elephants.
What you need to know about “our” elephants are that they are very docile and you really have to go out of your way to “irritate” them off.
They do a lot of damage to the vegetation especially in the dry seasons, but we didn’t have those big herds this year that we had last year with over 200 elephants crossing the river in one day.
I have already put my favourite pic of ellies for the holiday with the roadblocks earlier but here are some more just to make you wish you be there.
Some more mixed bunch of creatures we saw on the trip.
Just one more very funny animal I saw: