Up at 5:30 for breakie as pick up for our 8:30 flight is 7 am. Got to the airport at 7:45 , checked in and at 8 they came over and said the palne is ready – took off at 8:05 – we were the only passengers on this 12 seater. Neat.
Good flight and arrived at Selous conservation area early but Moshi , our guide, and Benjamin , a trainee, were there to greet us at the airport. After a brief bathroom stop we were away to Camp Impala – by boat. A water safari on the way.
We saw our first hippos
our first croc
the resident hippo for our camp – getting lunch
unusual coconut trees
golden palm weaver bird building its nest
We backtracked to the camp to arrive shortly before lunch and were greeted at the dock by Barbara the camp manager. Fabulous person, we met with her in the reception area and went over everything – food, timetables, safaris, fishing – well organized and efficient person.
dining and lounge building
Pass the pool on our way to our tent
View from verandah
Afternoon at 4pm leave for a land safari – I was with a young couple from Jordan.
It rained 2 days before we got there so many mud holes on the roads.
The guide found a pack of wild dogs – very unusual to see these animals as they are constantly on the move – we were very lucky – this pac stayed around for a few days. There were 9 dogs.
Warthog – must kneel to eat as neck too short.
Colobus monkey – gorgeous black and white
impala kill in tree – put there for safe keeping by leopord – gone on our return…. you can see the leg of the impala hanging down
Sunset day 1
Back to camp at 7 in time for clean up and supper at 8 then the Masai walk you back to your tent.