Our guide from Jocks took us out before sunrise and what a feast for wildlife enthusiasts!
Lions by resting the waterhole were a highlight:
But first Estian, our guide pointed out a trio of distant zebra.
Then a family of hyenas. One cub walked under the 4WD and sniffed at the running board.
Then we came across a rhino family. The curious baby sniffed it’s mother’s dung.
As the sun rose higher and the day became hotter, a hippopotamus kept cool in a wallow, watched over by a bird.
To top the morning game drive, we rounded a corner and came across an elephant with huge tusks. Estien pointed out that such “tuskers” are now rare due to previous poaching and genetic tendencies.