Question of the week: Best Safari Experience

Feb 6th, 2006, 04:25 AM
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Thanks to everyone who posted on this thread! I loved hearing about your experiences, and I hope people continue to post.
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Feb 6th, 2006, 04:52 AM
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Hyena carrying newborn pup outside Letaba in the Kruger.
Black Rhino on foot at Ongava, Namibia
Civet in a tree in daylight at Kwando Lagoon.
Male Lion killing Hyena at Kwando Lagoon
Battle between lions and Buffalo at Kwando Lagoon
3 Cheetah brothers hunting Wildebeest at Kwando Lebala
4 succesful dog hunts at Kwando Lebala. Twice they caught Impala just next to the vehicle
2 territorial male Lions ousting 2 other males at Kwando Kwara

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Feb 12th, 2006, 05:12 AM
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I don't have very many to draw from, but....Being on elephant back(my wife and son on one and my daughter and I on the other) in the Royal Chitwan National Forest in Nepal - December 1999, sitting quietly after chasing the Rhinos, and the Mahoot (sp?) whispers loudly "Tiger". At that very moment the elephant my wife and son were on charged the tiger, the elephant was young and inexperienced (they apologized for the event, but thought it would be okay because they hadn't seen a tiger in several weeks). I have it on and blue (sky) splashes of color, elephant trumpeting..tiger roaring, they moved the elephant I was on in front of the younger one to stop it from charging. Needless to say my daughter and wife were through with the safari expedition for that day.

Pulling right next to a pride of lions in Ongava, Namibia - October 2004 and having the lead lioness (Etosha) move to within about 1 1/2 meters of our open jeep and laying down in the shade that our vehicle was making. At first she sat on her haunches and stared intently at our driver/guide, I would guess to figure out if our jeep was just one big animal/thing or a bunch of morsels. After about 15 minutes or so (felt much longer) she relaxed and soon the remainder of the pride joined her.
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