By now, we might write books in regards to the huge starry skies at night time and the animal sounds surrounding us in the course of the day. The Suzuki #BigInBotswana Safari continued to shock us with a hippo displaying its dominance earlier than we headed to the city of Maun.
By Damian Adams
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Day 3: Sport Drive on the banks of the Khwai River
We have been woken by the scent of freshly brewed espresso on the hearth and the yummiest magwinya (vetkoek) with butter and jam made by a neighborhood girl who owns “Hipposide Tuckshop” in Mababe Village.
Then, we set off for some extra recreation viewing and this time we had the pleasure of seeing much more than the day gone by. This was additionally the day of the ellies as a result of all over the place we turned, they have been there in all their majesty.
We drove alongside the Khwai River and parked off to watch some hippos honking about within the water. We should’ve parked a bit too shut for his or her liking as a result of inside minutes, two of them had locked eyes with us and a staring competitors commenced. We couldn’t make any sudden actions, this included beginning our Jimnys, as a result of these hippos have been very sad, and so they made it recognized.
Seconds later we have been met with the “laughing” hippo, a power-play approach utilized by hippos to point out dominance and dissatisfaction with how shut we have been. The sight of their enamel despatched shivers down our spines. We shortly, and stealthily made our approach out of there and our guides did very nicely to teach us round hippo behaviour.
Because the night drew nearer, we bought to listen to the visceral and mighty roar of lions close by, an estimated 1km away from us. The second was surreal, and the goosebumps have been seen. We ended off the night by reflecting on all that nature has to supply and the way we as human beings are literally solely a tiny a part of this particular place we name Earth.
Day 4: Departure to Maun Airport
On our ultimate morning, we bid our picturesque residence farewell and departed for a 130km drive to Maun Airport. We stopped in Mababe to fulfill the lady who had made the tasty magwinya and thank her. We needed to have our wits about us on the drive to Maun because the highway was in horrible situation and we have been attempting to not miss our flights.
This Suzuki Safari was like nothing any of us might ever have imagined and the #BigInBotswana expertise might be etched in our minds for a really very long time.
Mannequin: Suzuki Jimny 1,5 GL AllGrip
Value: R343 900
Engine: 1,5-litre, four-cylinder petrol
Transmission: 5-speed, guide
Energy: 77 kW @ 6 000 r/min
Torque: 130 N.m @ 4 000 r/min
Floor clearance: 210 mm
Gasoline consumption: 6,3 L/100 km
CO2 emissions: 146 g/km
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