Safari: Nxai Pan Day 3

Posted by barb on Nov 27, 2016 in Pictures, Recreation, Travels |

Our last morning at Nxai Pan, we decided to forego the safari drive and take in a bushman lesson from our tracker – a real bushman. (He had given me a lesson in clicking the night before.)

This meant a leisurely morning, so Fifi joined us for breakfast in the lodge.

Breakfast fireside

Then we learned about a bushman’s pack. This one was made from an entire pelt – springbok? I can’t remember.

Bushman's hunting pack

And, of course, the traditional hunting wear.

Bushman cloth

He told us about how they use some of the plants in the area for healing and cooking.

Bushman walk

He demonstrated how to tie a snare.

Bushman snare

Then attempted to make a fire.

Making fire

It was just a little too windy, but we did spy some smoke!

Then we were on our way to the airport.

On the way to the airstrip

We spied an oryx crossing the airstrip.

Oryx running across the airstrip

And the bachelor group of elephants was waiting to see us off. They were very close to the airstrip, and our guide let us watch and take pictures for a while.

Elephants at the airstrip

Elephants at the airstrip

Elephants at the airstrip

Elephants at the airstrip

I was attracted to the textures of the elephants, and we were close enough that I could grab some pictures to highlight those.

Elephants at the airstrip

Elephants at the airstrip

Elephants at the airstrip

When our plane radioed in that they were getting close, our guide had to chase the elephants away from the airstrip.

Elephants at the airstrip

A fitting farewell to our last camp for game drives.

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