This morning we headed out on drive in search of the elephants, which were left in the Middelpad area last night. My tracker, Jeffery, saw the tracks and we started to follow them. About 40 minutes later we found the herd moving towards the Monwana river, which they crossed and made their way back o the same place as the night before. A few young males stopped in an area that had been washed away by the recent rains and still had a little water in it. They started playing in this water, quickly turning it into mud. They would suck the muddy water into the trunk and spray it all over the body. This serves many different purposes, such as cooling of the body and aiding in the removal of parasites. This went on for about half an hour and was enjoyed by all viewing this awesome sighting.
Kapama Main Lodge