Hippopotamus – In the Water
The hippos are keeping a close eye on us as we sit on the rocks taking their photos. All is fine unless they get out of the water and will kick us out of their way. HA!!
They love water and spend around 15 hours submerged to keep their massive bodies cool. When the sun goes down they travel over land to graze. We were there at a perfect time. Later we saw them at sunset walking on land.
Walking Safari – Kruger
We decided to take a walking Safari. This is something we would never do. On the advice of our guide, we broke our rule and went.
Within a short time frame an aggressive elephant appeared. He was about to charge us as we were blocking his way to the water. YIKES! Luckily our guide made the right move and took control, explaining to the elephant that he is the boss. We were told to stay calm and walk close together…We were a bit nervous but we are happy we survived.