Day 10 – It’s all fun and games until someone is eaten by a lion.
We took the day off to check out Addo Elephant National Park. Addo was established in the 1960’s to protect elephants in South Africa from hunters. It’s just like a National park you’d find in the states except it is filled with African elephants and other cool creatures and you can’t get out of your car (unless in a designated area) because you might be eaten by various animals that roam freely. Below you will find photos and some quicktime video links.
The Vervet Monkeys got pretty curious.
Here’s some monkey video.
Nelson knows the park well and he was on a mission to get us as close to the animals as possible. I should know by now that when Nelson is on a mission, the mission will be carried out. We came across a huge bull crossing the road on its way to a watering hole . The pictures and video should speak for themselves.
Keith did some in-camera slow motion of this close encounter so there will be no audio.
We didn’t see any lions but we could see evidence of their presence.
Here is some more video of a big bull at a watering hole.