I know I posted a picture of a couple of Addo buffs earlier on in the week, but I wanted to share this one with you as well. It's nice when they look straight at you. Makes for great pics. Or I hope he was looking at me...
My quick trip through Addo last week didn't produce a big amount of elephants as usual. I did get three separate Cape Buffalo sightings. When I started working as a tourist guide 18 years ago the Cape Buffalo sightings were very few and far apart. The Addo buffalo was basically nocturnal due to the hunting … Continue reading Addo Buffs
There is nothing wrong with drinking alone. Pity about the paparazzi audience...
I was invited to the launch of the SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees at the Addo Elephant National Park main camp yesterday and decided to take the scenic route through the park from Colchester. Back when I was a tourist guide I used to visit the park as often as 5 or 6 times a week at … Continue reading Addo landscape
Way back when I started working in the tourism industry I worked as a freelance tourist guide and one of the companies that used me had tours going to Addo Elephant National Park just about every day. That means that I got to go to the park 5 or 6 times a week and I … Continue reading I miss my ellie friends
Nobody likes a road block, sitting bumper to bumper behind a slow moving object or having to waste time in a stop go situation. That is unless you get all of these because of elephants in the Addo Elephant National Park. I had a meeting in Addo and decided to leave two hours early and … Continue reading Addo roadblock
A couple of young bulls, part of a family group, at Hapoor Waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park. If this doesn't want you to go to the park this weekend then I don't know what will.
I haven't done a "Random ..." post in ages, so for today I'm doing three Random elephant did you knows. An elephant's trunk, which is a fusion of their nose and upper lip, contains over 100,000 different muscles. African Elephants also have two finger like features on the end of their trunk that they can use to grab small … Continue reading Random elephant "did you knows"
One of the Cape Buffalo in the Addo Elephant National Park checking us out while we were taking some pics of him
A couple of young elephant bulls drinking at Gwarrie Dam in the Addo Elephant National Park. Gwarrie is one of the waterholes where you often get to see elephants but unfortunately also one of those spots where a lot of idiots get out there cars for a better look. Luckily I didn't encounter any clowns on … Continue reading Drinking buddies