The Circle of Life
After leaving the village we went to the Hluhluwe game reserve where we were lucky enough to see lots of game, including a baby Rhino that our Guide thought was a matter of months old, he was absolutely adorable and it was amazing to watch him play in the mud. The other main highlight was just as we were about to leave the park, before it closed, we saw a load of vehicles pull over to the side of the road. We pulled over to see what they were looking at to see a lioness in the undergrowth, not far from the roadside. She was wearing a collar which meant she could be tracked by the rangers. We could see her stalking, hopefully not the baby rhino, but we think a springbok. It was magical to watch her inching closer in the undergrowth, absolutely focussed on her pray, despite some rather noisey germans in a neighbouring truck. On the one hand I wanted to see her kill, just as it would have been an amazing experience, however on the other hand I didn’t want to see her pray being killed. I guess given the baby Rhino we had seen and this, it really is the circle of life! We sat and watched her for as long as we dared, but the park was closing, and we had to leave. Our guide felt that the lioness would wait until she dusk anyway, so we were likely to see much, so we reluctantly drove away.