THank you all again!
@missings.a.! All will be revealed in due course....
Now to continue.
The day’s birding had been quite good as well, with plenty of herons, both grey and black headed, Cape robin-chat, white browed scrub robin, black shouldered kite, including a mating pair, rednecked spurfowl, all 3 mousebirds, hoopoe, Cape longclaw, southern boubou, bokmakierie, Denham’s bustard, fierynecked nightjar, Cape bulbul, and spectacled weaver.
BSK with dinner
We were welcomed to a fire in the hearth and pre supper drinks.
I was surprised that all 3 couples dined separately, as if in a restaurant. I had thought that it would be communal.
Dinner consisted of butternut soup, kudu steak or seared salmon (somebody must have pre-warned them of our favourites) and crème brulee, at a leisurely pace, so that around 21h00 everyone retired for the night, escorted to their tent by the guide with a torch.
This was not because you didn’t know the way, but there might be something on the way that might fancy you as its meal in the dark. I still don’t know how the intrepid guide would protect you with a torch.
No missings.a.!, there were no fences at all.....
Once inside the tent, with the sliding glass doors shut and the outside flaps zipped up, we discovered that it was being kept warm by 2 gas heaters, one in the lounge/bedroom area and the other in the ‘bathroom’ area. The bedcovers had been turned down, and a mint chocolate placed on each pillow.
We decided not to avail ourselves of the complimentary port and cookies,
and my wife proceeded to shower, and slipped into the gown and slippers provided. After I had showered, with a choice of soap, shampoo and gel, we got into bed exhausted after having left home at 2h00, to find that there was a hot water bottle each, at our feet.
The standard has been set. l could get used to it.....