Up and at 'em! We did not sleep well last night. First of all, the tent has spiders. More than I am comfortable with. I am comfortable with zero, and this was more than that. And these were not daddy-long-legs type spiders, they were serious! But they were outside the mosquito netting, so we had to just deal and sleep. Knowing there were spiders.
But that wasn't the hard part, we were expecting some ...... extra small entities in our tent. That's normal. However, when you wake up at 1:30 AM and hear heavy breathing outside your tent, walking up and down just outside the canvas for 20-30 minutes, that was not expected. Struck me like a large dog, but of course there are no domestic dogs at this safari camp. Turned out later there were hyenas in the camp last night, and apparently one of them was hanging out by out tent for a while. That was...... well, we didn't sleep well, let's just leave it at that.
However, the morning made up for all of that in short order. First of all, check out this sunrise! This was taken on the boat on the way to the car. Because that's how we roll.
|Fork-tailed Drongo harassing Fish Eagle|
|Zebras photobombing Tsessebes|
I fell a little bit in love with magpie shrikes.