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This was the last weekend we spent at Jaci's lodge, it was a birthday come Christmas present last December from Jo.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.                     
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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.
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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.
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The view from our veranda, over the river. Each room has a similar view.  The shower is outdoors with a wood screen giving privacy.  
 

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