A night off the reserve

9th October 2013

Saturday 5th October 2013

What is it with Group A, they saw leopard again this morning, in fact they saw leopard mating.

Still we ticked off a new species, this time a spotted hyena which trotted through camp as we were having our pre-drive briefing.

No afternoon activities, instead we headed over to the bush bar, Mahlahlah for the rugby.

The bar is simply a game lodge in between Makalali and Karongwe that is open to the public every Saturday night. It acts like a magnet to the bush folk from miles and miles around. It’s good, not great but it’s the only thing.

Sending 18 students who’d been isolated in the bush for over a month to the bar was quite a crazy experiment.

There could have been a major thesis on animal behaviour written and its fair to say that there will be a lot of people feeling rough tomorrow and some a little silly. I will not be one of them which is both impressive and surprising.