By Stacey Sadelfeld, photography by Ross Sayers
What is it about the feel and smell of Africa that almost immediately soothes the spirit? I didn’t feel like a stranger in this wonderful country; it felt like I was re-visiting an old friend.
Our home for the next four days was Somalisa Camp, which is situated by a watering hole frequented by a herd of elephant. No matter how many times you see an elephant, it never gets boring, especially when young ones are present – they always seem to be running ahead of the adults. These massive creatures are quiet and graceful with the most soulful eyes of all animals. The adoration for their young is evident by their behavior. We enjoyed watching them drink to their hearts’ content, taking lots of photographs and commenting on their incredible presence.
The first game drive was late afternoon after our arrival. We stopped for sundowners and to watch the sunset. Words cannot describe an African sunset. A photograph doesn’t do it justice. You must witness it firsthand, in person.
On the way back to camp our guides, Michael and Calvet, received word of painted dog activity. What they brought us was beyond our wildest expectations. The pack was at a kill! After giving each other high fives, we all commented: “It can’t get better than this”…