In the Faraway Bush: At Chitake Spring, Part II

September 21 —

The afternoon light bathes the spring in warm tones, and reflections on the small pools are a golden blur.

The lions have eaten so much of the elephant (they took down the night before) that their bellies have become distended.

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In the Faraway Bush: At Chitake Spring, Part I

Of all the wilderness sites we visited in Southern Africa, the bush camp at the Chitake spring was the most remote and wild — wild in the truest sense of the word.

Visitors to Mana Pools National Park are allowed the privilege of walking in the territory of wildlife that can be dangerous — and we were heading into the depths of the bush at the height of the dry season. We would be visiting the spring during its most dramatic period of activity. Continue reading