or lunch from one of the 2 restaurants of the gorgeous Ruaha River Lodge. 2 restaurants! And the other one is perched like an eagle nest on a rocky hill! This one lies a few meters away from the Ruaha river.
I normally don’t like to be disturbed while eating. But there are circumstances that are worth to make an exception. My big lens is always ready in case…
There are many birds in the Ruaha Nat’l Park. Here are 2 Egyptian geese taking off towards a waterbuck (un cobe)
Another goose (oie égyptienne). Sometimes, but only sometimes, the translation makes sense and is quite direct.
2 waterbucks showing affection.
The mountain opposite our lodge.
A bit of zooming and here is an elephant. He and his pals will come in camp soon.
A hippo is rolling in the Ruaha river. Just a few meter away from me.
An intermediate egret on a perfect landing. Pilots will appreciate the disturbed feathers on the wings due to the high angle of attack. (un héron intermédiaire)
A grey heron (un héron cendré)
Even when the animals haven’t arrived, the scenery is stunning. I can’t wait to resume watercolors.
The posse is coming to camp, ready to create havoc sometimes when they’re hungry or thirsty.