Safari Time – Part 2

It’s safari time! Let’s jump into the convertible Land Cruiser and see what we can find.

Lalibela Game Reserve

Close to the camp, we found more female Nyalas.

Lalibela Game Reserve

And not too far away was a male Nyala. He looks very different from the females.

Lalibela Game Reserve

Africa of course is full of different antelope species. A species we saw a lot of in the reserve was the impala. You can recognise them by the M-shaped marking on their bottom! We saw some males.

Lalibela Game Reserve

And lots and lots of females.

Lalibela Game Reserve

Another common species was the blesbok – they have distinctive white faces and white bottoms. Our ranger reckons that means ‘eat me’ to predators.

Lalibela Game Reserve

These guys get very territorial, and this herd’s territory is the reserve airstrip!

Lalibela Game Reserve

At a game reserve, your waking hours are structured around your dawn and dusk game drives, each being 3 hours in length. That’s 6 hours a day to find animals! Our first dusk drive was a good one, and we got a lovely view of the sunset.

Lalibela Game Reserve

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