This was the last weekend we spent at Jaci's lodge, it was a birthday come Christmas present last December from Jo.
|This is actually a large herd of Buffalo, Frank could smell them and we could see the dust before the animals||This is a pack of 22 wild dogs that had killed a Wildebeest, the adults allowed the puppies to eat first.||Individual dogs prowling and waiting for the puppies to finish|
|Each dog has individual markings, but all have a white tip to the tail.||Some of the adults kept a watch for other predators like lions.||The puppies showing the white tail tips nicely.|
|A magnificent Kudu male, these antelope can jump over 4mt high fences||A magnificent male lion resting by a water hole, it was midday so he wasn't very bothered by our presence - lions sleep 20 hours a day like domestic cats.||A family of 3 Black rhino's, they are more aggressive than the White and will definitely charge.|
|This a defensive pose, their eyesight is bad, so they could hear and smell us but not see us.||This is our room as the lodge, the whole of one wall is glass doors that open, the roof is thatch and the floor wood.||Each room is a separate entity, on stilts, high in the tree canopy.|
|This is how well hidden the rooms are.||Each room is connected by a walk-way on the same level, also on stilts. This was our entrance||The bathroom, the bath is so deep I could get in easily but not out without sitting on the edge, which is about 12inches wide.|
|The main part of the room, featuring a king-size bed and very large floor cushions made of leather. There is a ceramic stove to hold a fire in winter.||The dining room which is also completely open on one side and on stilts||During the building Jaci was not allowed to chop down tree or remove braches bigger than 3inches in diameter, so where a tree was a problem it was incorporated in the wall or roof.|
|The view from our veranda, over the river. Each room has a similar view.||The shower is outdoors with a wood screen giving privacy.|
Web Master Frank D Neytzell-de Wilde.
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