Madikwe has always held a special place in my heart with many a fond memory of my days working with parks board and guiding based firmly in the park. Being back here and staying at The Bush House has been fantastic.
We were greeted by a herd of elephants at the waterhole in front of the lodge when we arrived on Thursday and it has been pretty busy ever since then!
We have had some rather un-seasonal winds – the effects of which were felt in JHB as well from what I have heard – which has meant that our game drives have been rather quiet as the animals take cover in the thick bush.
Luckily for us the hide is easily accessible right from the lodge and we have spent most of the day taking advantage of the low angles it provides.
The hide provides such a unique perspective and let me tell you, there are few things as humbling as being able to photograph an elephant from this sort of vantage point.
The hide is not just great for elephants, although we have had our fair share of elephant sightings today, but for other animals as well. We have had kudu, impala, zebra, wildebeest, rhino and a variety of birds visit during the course of the day today.
One of my personal highlights so far was photogrpahing double-banded sandgrouse yesterday evening. It was nothing short of awesome!
We have an early start tomorrow so I will leave you with a couple of images.