If we were assigned to Kwaad, Mr. Deep decided that he would feign illness and announce that he couldn't go on the safari. If you know Mr. Deep personally you won't be surprised to learn that his fake illness of choice was a serious case of diarrhea. The plan was that if we arrived on Saturday morning and were assigned to Kwaad, Mr. Deep would grab his belly, double over, announce that he was in major gastric distress and then run off toward the bathroom. I was supposed to follow him (not into the bathroom but just far enough to get away from the group) to make sure he was alright. As fool proof (and creative) as this plan was, fortunately we did not have to put it into action as we were assigned to a new guide named Jonathan.
Jonathan was a lovely guide. He was very knowledgeable and also announced that if anyone saw anything (or even thought that maybe they had spotted something) that they should announce it to the group.
We saw some great animal sightings with Jonathan including a pride of 9 lions which we came upon both in the morning and again in the evening. During the evening game drive we saw these same lions patiently stalk and then give chase to wildebeest. We don't know if there was a kill because the chase took them out of our viewing area. But it was exciting!
Enjoy the photos.
|Elephants greeting each other|
|Impala in morning light|
|Part of the pride of 9 lions|
|Walking while eating grass|
|lioness stalking wildebeest|
|This is part of the pride of 9 seen in the afternoon. They are slowly making their way toward the wildebeest.|
|Wildebeest take off!|
|Lioness in wildebeest dust but other members of the lion pride had circled around toward the wildebeest from a different angle.|
|I always need to include one of these.|