May 9, 2008 - Around The World, Day 14 - Sabi Sands, South Africa

After tea, we get back in the rover and head out for the evening safari. We go out the back way and see a bull elephant reaching for the highest leaves on a tree just outside our camp.
(...or maybe he is doing the yoga pose, 'exalted warrior.')

Apparently, he thinks the trees are better in camp, so he just walks in.
There are no fences to our camp. That fence is for the boma only (the outdoor dining area).

As the elephant heads into camp, an antelope wanders up, too.

We pass our camp. That's the lunch spot, below camp and right next to the river.

This spot is near where we started tracking the big male leopard.

Twilight over the Sand River.

Here are a few sunset shots...

Back at camp, they tell us dinner is in the boma tonight.

We weren't looking forward to it, since the lodge is so nice. However, after a few glasses of wine, we started to appreciate the setting more.

They prepared a feast!

After dinner, some local women danced and sang. They were really good!

Original itinerary:
5/9/2008 - Exeter: River Lodge