It all started one afternoon at 4:00pm in our search for elephants.

On our way to the area, we came across a herd of buffalo at one of the watering holes having a refreshing afternoon drink to get ready for the night ahead. After viewing them for a good 20 minutes, we moved on to look for the elephants and eventually found them. We watched the herd feeding vigorously.

When elephants push over trees they create a new eco system for smaller animals such as mice and it also combats erosion and helps grass to grow. They also provide the smaller animals with the nutritious leaves that are situated at the top of the trees.

When we left the elephants, on our way back to the lodge, we went around a corner and all of a sudden there was a leopard in the road. What a way to end a drive.

Bryan – River Lodge

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