Monday, May 25, 2009

Dazzle n' Pride at Blaauwbosch: Part I

We stayed at the Blaauwbosch (that's blue bush to all you non-Afrikaans speakers) Game Reserve. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

You prepare yourself really fast for a safari, when these signs appear on the roads.

Home, home on the range where the deer and the antelope play... As do the zebras. The stripes move this way and that...hence the name a dazzle of zebras. What is a poor predator to do?


video
This baby is just three weeks old, but he's already curious about the strange metal monster full of people who ooh and aah over him. Off he goes, looking for mama. Watch those cutely uncoordinated legs. If you look carefully you can even see the dangling thread of his not yet fully detached umbilical cord. And yes, that's my voice on the video.



I'm lonely...such a lonely little wildebeest.

1 comment:

BoratsFriendinAfrica said...

what a wonderful introduction to the place I also have visited and can only rave about the wonderful views there of the Cockscomb Mountain over the valley this place is absolute delight after rains when the Vygies ie. succulents come into full bloom of purple


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