Things are progressing very well hear at Djuma and everybody is excited, because we will officially open the lodge again at the end of March to share our piece of paradise with our visitor. I had a friend(Eugene) come and visit the lodge and was great showing him all the changes and the renovations. Think he was well impressed with how amazing everything has turned out.
I took him on a ”bumble” one afternoon. Now a ”bumble” is basically when friends drive around the property and hopefully see something, because you are not accompanied by a professional ranger you hope for the best.
For the first 30 minutes we did enjoy the nature, but the closes we got to animals was a couple of warthogs. So we decided to drive up Buffelshoek cut-line and saw some wildebeest and impala.
Then something interesting, on the same road we found three Zebra’s. Now the interesting part is that 2 on the outside was facing in one direction while the one in the middle was facing the opposite direction. See photo to follow, very amusing.
After seeing some animals and really enjoying the drive we decided to head home. On the way back we saw a vehicle from another lodge and they were all looking in the direction of another herd of impala. The radio came on and the Ranger from the vehicle clearly seeing us on the other side invited us to the sighting, when we pulled up to my amazement it was a wild dog getting ready for a kill!!
You could have cut the tension with a knife as the wild dog was slowly stalking its pray. Everybody was very quiet as the wild dog is getting closer and closer to the herd of Impala that is not suspecting a thing.
Then like a bolt of lightning the wild dog starts running after the Impala, but no luck for the wild dog. The herd scattered and all got away from the infamous dogs. Just another day in Africa.
I hope everybody enjoyed the short blog and have a great day. Thanks to Eugene for providing the photos from the drive.