5 November 2018
This morning we packed a breakfast basket and set off at the gate opening time of 6:00 am. It is cooler in the mornings and the animals are most active then so the earlier you get out there the better your chances of seeing interesting wild life.
We stopped at a waterhole where guinea fowl and doves were taking the waters. The coffee craving had set in so we sat in the car to enjoy our breakfast. This turned out to be a great thing to do because the waterhole became a hive of activity. Warthogs came to wallow and buck to drink but they soon scuttled off when they smelled somebody approaching.
We followed him until he disappeared into the thickets
My favourite is this elegant and graceful, long-necked creature
Later in the morning we visited another waterhole on the pan where we found a huge gathering of animals and birds.
As we continued our drive we saw more lovely creatures
Back at Namutoni we visited the camp waterhole again and were delighted to see a few animals come down to drink and the highlight for me was the Marabou Stork who preened and displayed beautifully.