(this is part two of our trip to nambiti game reserve, south africa. read part one if you missed it)
We woke up early in the morning to head out and see the animals when they're most active. The kids managed the early morning trip well, and we had a long break in the middle of the day at the lodge. We all had a nap and a swim in the pool, then headed out for the afternoon. It turned out to be a fantastic day, in which we saw most of the big animals we had hoped to see, and many varieties of antelope. Even cool weather and spotting rain couldn't dampen our enthusiasm.
By far the most exciting moment of the day was watching the young male lions, laying about lazily, suddenly stand up and look most intently at the other safari vehicle when they got stuck on the rocks! All the while, whispering to our usually active and noisy 3 year old to sit very still and don't make a sound!
There were so many beautiful animals to see, and I was actually thankful that it was a bit cold and overcast, as I was worried it would be very hot.
We had a fantastic trip, and I'm really glad we did it. I was a bit worried about how it would be to take young children (3, 5, and 7 years old) on safari trips, where they had to be still and quiet for three hours at a time, but they managed it so well (with a few biscuits and sweets to keep them happy!). It was also great to see the South African wildlife and nature. All in all, a really great time!