Monday, May 30, 2011

The Superb Saddle-Billed Stork

Unmistakable and beautiful, this one is a male, the females have a yellow ring around the eye and the males have a small wattle. With birds like this around, the Selous is the perfect place to spark an interest in our feathered friends.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The masters of staring competitions

Its rare you get the chance to look down on a Giraffe, we had a staring competition with this fella for ages, but as always, the Giraffe won!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lake Tagalala

Lake Tagalala is teaming with life, we stopped off to view the Hippos, with the sun setting behind the pod mushroom clouds of water vapor kept shooting into the air as the hippos exhaled though their noses. The magnificent African Fish Eagle perched high in the palm trees, keeping an eye for any unwary fish.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Opening camp

We found the brothers near lake Tagalala yesterday morning, they were patrolling and marking their territory. It is quite a sight flying into the Selous at the moment as the river is the highest we have seen it for years! All the animals look to be in good condition, plenty of green grass and leaves at the moment. We are looking forward to the season ahead, Karibu sana Sand Rivers.