Yesterday morning I had my final ride at Wait A Little and I was lucky enough to see the lions one last time from horseback.
Gerti, the owner and host, then drove me through the neighbouring reserve to Garonga where I would stay the next two nights. (It is possible to visit Garonga either as part of a riding safari from Wait A Little, or to visit as a non-rider and enjoy the amazing game drives).
Once at Garonga we went on an afternoon game drive and we saw so much. From giraffe, zebra and other plains game to a huge herd of around 30 elephants!
Elephants are a personal favourite of mine and it was just incredible to watch so many pass our vehicle.
The evening ended with sundowners with a lovely view and hyena crossing our path on the way back to camp! I went to bed with the sound of a lion’s roar nearby in the reserve.
This morning we headed out bright and early in search of game. Once again I was not disappointed, with sightings of buffalo, hippos and two huge male lions to name a few.
What will this afternoon bring…
You can read Lucy’s earlier posts about her stay at Ant’s Lodges:
Lucy Downes is a travel consultant with In The Saddle and is in South Africa visiting Ants Lodges, Wait A Little, Garonga Lodge and also a beach lodge in Mozambique. We will send more reports as she sends them to us.