Night Drive


The Swiss guy from Lucerne who is currently riding his bicycle for three years in southern Africa has a hard time seeing what I see, and it is making him antsy to be so near yet so interminably far away from what everyone wants to see when they go on a night safari–


Right beneath us, I see a tuft of mane poking over the grass, a barely discernible layer of gold sandwiched in a field of green. Our guide Johannes spots the tracks on the soft sand the second go-round this spot, and without hesitation, he pulls the safari mobile right up to our napping cat’s hammock.

I think he half thinks this bold movement will trigger the lion into action, giving Loretta, Beat and I the show of a lifetime, but no, this lion does what lions do best–sleep.

No worries, as I learn that low expectations means always being pleasantly surprised, so I am completely thrilled to wrap up our night safari with a lion spotting, ‘specially since we just return from some pretty special moments with elephants in their barren trees cape.

Very nice, animals.










This entry was published on December 10, 2012 at 09:45. It’s filed under Swaziland and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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