Day 7 October 20

Up early again but today doing a long drive – will not return to camp until after 12 for lunch at 1pm – breakfast in the bush. Last night we were entertained by jackals and hyenas – some quite closeby.

Sunrise on the road then headed towards what they call here the ‘little serengeti’.
Some notewhile viewings on the way.

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Verreaux’ eagle owl note the pink eyelids

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saddle billed stork

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lions at a watering hole

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signs in the park – most well signed park we’ve ever seen.

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The next animal we saw was the dik dik – we had seen some before but we were never able to get a picture – this group was much more cooperative. The first picture is to give you perspective on how small this full grown adult dik dik is.

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It was a great day for seeing many animals – probably the best game drive we had the whole trip – so worth getting up early for the longer trip.

lesser kudu

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Mwagusi Sand River – very impressive – can’t believe this will be overflowing with water come December.

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Grant’s gazelle

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The size of the baobab tree in perspective – yet that is Garnet – oh so tiny.

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greater kudu

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giraffe – the quintessential Africa picture

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elephant eating

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elephant crossing

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We went off cross country as there was a cheetah sighting at the other end of the forest but alas – it was gone by the time we arrived – not a big deal – was a fabulous day – returned for lunch – relaxing afternoon of birding and packing – off early the next morning for Katavi National Park.

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