Wednesday, 14 August 2013

DAY SIX ~ the Lazy Person's Guide to Safari

As we were planning to spend two nights instead of our usual one at Ngutuni, we thought it would be fun to find out just how much of a game watching experience you can have without leaving the lodge. 

Elephants let us know what they think of our Lazy Person's Safari

Many people may not wish to take a safari the way we do it, they may find the idea of camping in the African bush or the heat and dust or the hours of driving on bumpy tracks unappealing. We carried out this highly scientific research for those people's benefit. So here is our list of wildlife we saw in just one day at Ngutuni Lodge from either the terrace or the balcony of our room:

  • Yellow Baboon
  • Elipsen Waterbuck
  • Black-Backed Jackal
  • Spur-Winged Plover
  • Namaqua Dove
  • Elephant
  • Tawny Eagle
  • Ground Hornbill
  • Bulbul
  • White-Browed Sparrow Weaver
  • Superb Starling
  • Grant's Gazelle
  • Red-Billed Oxpecker
  • Impala
  • Fisher's Starling
  • Crowned Plover
  • Masai Giraffe
  • Warthog
  • Zebra
  • White-Bellied Go-Away Bird
  • Red-Billed Qualea
  • Ring-Necked Dove
  • Swallow
  • Pied Crow
  • Black-Faced Sandgrouse
  • Yellow-Necked Spurfowl50
  • African Mourning Dove
  • Maribou Stork
  • Sandpiper
  • Unstriped Ground Squirrel
  • Buffalo

Kenya's Hog Formation Display Team doesn't use Harleys - it uses actual Hogs

Karen enjoying a lazy person's safari from the balcony of our room

So as you can see, it is entirely possible to have a full and rewarding safari experience, whilst sitting with a cold Tusker in the luxurious surroundings of Ngutuni Lodge. However, even this approach does have its own risks, as Howard's sunburnt knees from a day sitting on the terrace will testify.

Elephant playtime at the waterhole

Bulbul on the terrace fence post

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