While the others relaxed and ate breakfast
this morning, Witt and Jen witnessed a kill at the waterhole, an awesome
display of the raw savagery of nature. Jen averted her eyes as a cape
glossy starling (a small bird) caught and pecked to death a large moth.
The others were quite jealous of their sighting. The remainder of the
morning was spent driving toward Okaukuejo rest camp. Things were pretty
quiet until we sopped for lunch near a water hole with about 25 elephant
drinking and bathing. We watched for about an hour until hunger got the
better of us and we decided to eat. During lunch we could hear the
occasional trumpeting of an elephant. There were a few very small (small
for an elephant anyway) babies in the group that were very cute to watch.
Later in the afternoon as we were driving back to camp we saw a mating
pair of lions (literally) which we watched until we had to drive quickly
back to the camp, as they close the gates at 535pm, after which you’re
stuck out with the lions for the night.