Moremi Game Reserve
Trip Start Oct 01, 2004
121Trip End Ongoing
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Half way we decided to stop for lunch under the famous Baobab Trees. This HUGE tree is not an uncommon sighting in moremi. Experts predict that the lager ones (see photo) can be up to 3000yrs old. These trees are not only well known among the locals, but also the elephants. It is uncommon to see a Baobab tree with out elephant damage to the base of the trunk.
That evening we were fresh on the tracks of a Leopard
The next morning was crisp and full of activity. As we left camp you could see the shallow layer of fog beginning to burn off as the day progressed. With in 20 minutes we spotted a pack of Hyena¡¦s devouring a dead elephant. It was with out a doubt an incredible sight to see. Not SMELL, but sight. As we approached we all covered our mouths and noses to protect ourselves from such a fowl sent. The hyenas were so engulfed with there breakfast they barely noticed us. Over head the vultures lured and scoped out there next meal, while I sat grinning from ear to ear.