It was a beautiful afternoon and evening on safari and we stopped at one of my favourite big dams to look at some of the very unique animals that usually gather around this watering area.

As we arrived at the dam we were greeted by a herd of old buffalo bulls also known as “dugga boys”.

“Dugga” is a term used when cement and sand are mixed together with water, this then resembles the dried mud you often see on the bodies of buffalo’s as they usually lie in mud – called wallowing.

Behind the buffalo we found a family of about five hippos just relaxing in the water, probably after a long night of walking around and grazing.

Impala, Giraffe and some zebra’s all came down to the watering hole for a bit of a drink as well.

A very beautiful pleasant evening!

Wayne – Kapama River Lodge

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