Second day at Naabi
Trip Start Jul 03, 2010
21Trip End Jul 23, 2010
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Naabi 1 Special Campsite
The flatness of the plains was punctuated by small rocky outcrops where colourful lizards sunbathed. We looked for other wildlife that might be hiding in these rocky areas but saw nothing
In the afternoon we decided to drive out again and just outside the camp we had a really lucky sighting of a Serval - an African wild cat leaping in the grass trying to catch some small prey. The markings on the Serval were beautiful and we were surprised to see one so active during the day as these are nocturnal animals normally - not that we were complaining. We followed it for as long as we could until it disappeared into the bush.
We decided to go back to Naabi Gate only a few kilometres back on the road from our campsite and do the small trail. Although very short it did give us great views over the Serengeti.
Back at camp we could only see ostriches on the plain - black dots seemingly aimlessly moving between the few bushes that were on the plain. That evening it started to rain for the first time. A light shower that brought out loads of flying black beetles that were diving with a clunk into the side of the land rover obviously attracted by the lights.
We made a fire and Sam had found the remains of an old pallet that would burn well just abandoned by the side of the campsite, unfortunately as he broke the pallet up he was left with wood with long nails sticking dangerously out of them and managed to tred on one. Immediately my carefully packed first aid kit came out and I cleaned off the wound with some antiseptic wipes and covered his foot with a plaster. Luckily it wasn't too deep but it did bring home the fact that accidents can happen and we were very isolated here.