|The first group of students set off on a game drive|
My words cannot nearly explain the incredible things these students experienced but to give you an idea, in the first twenty-four hours of their stay they had managed to witness lions mating as well as a leopard sighting that will go down in history as one of the best ever!
|This photo of the leopard was taken by Lizel Bester|
After settling in with a welcoming "sundowner" in the middle of the African bush, the students returned to camp to a fire and some good, hearty food! We had morning and afternoon walks and drives learning about the spectacular mammals we get to see as well as the "behind the scenes" aspects of nature which put the puzzle together to form this paradise. From birding and tracking to medicinal uses of trees and the identification of new grasses... these students got a well earned dose of what nature has to offer! :)
|We often get elephants passing through the camp!|
The icing on top of the cake was when they saw a leopard hunt and kill a duiker which shortly after was stolen by a hyena! How many people can say they have seen this rare and incredible sighting? An event which lasted only a few minutes but will stay in everyone's hearts forever...
As if all of this is not enough to get the heart-rate pumping, there was one thing left to see... the NEC students saw lions on a buffalo kill at night! Now this is something that a person can't put into words. To see the king of the jungle in killing mode at its best is purely a spectacular experience!
Every night was spent reminiscing about the most breath-taking experiences which each day brings here at Nkombe Camp.
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