Many of our gravel roads take us along the banks of the Chiredzi River and its drainage system, but the roads have to be set well back for erosion control. As guides we often stop along the roads and walk to the riverbank’s edge to see if there is any wildlife activity below. On both of these occasions we were lucky:
The first shows an old elephant bull with massive ivory, even though the one tusk is broken. He was backed up by an ‘askari’ a ‘younger soldier’ who learns from and helps protect his elder.
The second photo shows a lovely scene of a journey of nine giraffe crossing the river. It’s so enjoyable to be on foot, on the safety of an elevated bank, and stand quietly watching what goes on below.