Game On!

Enough about us...here are the animals!  

Game on!  This is an African buffalo.  One of "The Big Five" (we did see 'em all and so will you)

Game on!  This is an African buffalo.  One of "The Big Five" (we did see 'em all and so will you)

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Bring it!  Yes, we were this close.  Grrr...and, also one of "The Big Five"

Bring it!  Yes, we were this close.  Grrr...and, also one of "The Big Five"

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Joe and Richard went to great lengths to track this leopard down for us.  At one point, they left us alone in the vehicle while they went on foot to flush the leopard out of the bush.  While we were waiting, we took this "selfie" (like you do when your guides walk away)...and, soon after (as if to mock us) we heard a very low growl that was WAY too close for comfort.  

Joe and Richard went to great lengths to track this leopard down for us.  At one point, they left us alone in the vehicle while they went on foot to flush the leopard out of the bush.  While we were waiting, we took this "selfie" (like you do when your guides walk away)...and, soon after (as if to mock us) we heard a very low growl that was WAY too close for comfort.  

The white rhino!  Another of The Big Five.  (p.s. the Leopard is one, too)

The white rhino!  Another of The Big Five.  (p.s. the Leopard is one, too)

Rounding out The Big Five -- the elephant! The reason they are named The Big Five is not due to size, it is because these are animals that will hunt you back.

Rounding out The Big Five -- the elephant! The reason they are named The Big Five is not due to size, it is because these are animals that will hunt you back.

Hey kids look it's Zazu the Hornbill from the Lion King!

Hey kids look it's Zazu the Hornbill from the Lion King!

Awwww... This was right outside of our room. That's how close the animals came to the lodge. G'night li'll fella. More to come tomorrow.

Awwww... This was right outside of our room. That's how close the animals came to the lodge. G'night li'll fella. More to come tomorrow.