I’m in my ‘Ellie’ment!

Posted on November 28, 2016

Lucy Downes

Yesterday morning I had my final ride at Wait A Little and I was lucky enough to see the lions one last time from horseback.

wait a little group photo

Gerti, the owner and host, then drove me through the neighbouring reserve to Garonga where I would stay the next two nights. (It is possible to visit Garonga either as part of a riding safari from Wait A Little, or to visit as a non-rider and enjoy the amazing game drives).

garonga

My beautiful safari tent, overlooking the (currently dry) river.

Once at Garonga we went on an afternoon game drive and we saw so much. From giraffe, zebra and other plains game to a huge herd of around 30 elephants!

elephant

Elephants are a personal favourite of mine and it was just incredible to watch so many pass our vehicle.

al fresco dining

Our guide and tracker during the stay.

The evening ended with sundowners with a lovely view and hyena crossing our path on the way back to camp! I went to bed with the sound of a lion’s roar nearby in the reserve.

This morning we headed out bright and early in search of game. Once again I was not disappointed, with sightings of buffalo, hippos and two huge male lions to name a few.

lion

What will this afternoon bring…

You can read Lucy’s earlier posts about her stay at Ant’s Lodges:

An Amazing First Day
Through Your Horse’s Ears
A Great Way To Finish The Day

and from her visit to Wait A Little
Seeing the Big Five ish..

Lucy Downes is a travel consultant with In The Saddle and is in South Africa visiting Ants Lodges, Wait A Little, Garonga Lodge and also a beach lodge in Mozambique. We will send more reports as she sends them to us.

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