Game Drive in the Rain

My guest and I enjoyed a rather adventurous safari the other night. Just as we left the lodge it started to rain. It was not a very hard rain so all of us decided to carry on. After awhile, we found some fresh Elephant dung. As I was showing it to my guests we heard a very loud trumpeting coming from our south. Just around the corner to the dam, we were treated to a fantastic surprise, the entire Elephant herd was swimming and playing in the water, rolling around in the mud, and bathing in the rain. After about 20 or 30 minutes of watching their antics the skies opened up in a crash of thunder and pouring rain. The thunder was too much for the Elephant’s sensitive hearing and the matriarch gathered her family and proceeded to run into the bushes, but not before my guests were able to get some fantastic photos.

Elephant herd was swimming and playing in the water

Elephant herd was swimming and playing in the water

Thank you Fabio for sharing this great image with us for our Blog!

By: Noelle DiLorenzo – River Lodge Ranger



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