Botswana in 9 days – No 6; South Gate to Xakanaxa
We woke up at Southgate Camp in the company of Horn Bills. I expected Elephants and Lions to cross the camp during the night but was disappointed. I hadn’t heard a sound…
…and I was even up at least twice during the night, going to the loo. Not a sound and not a sighting. Bad luck!
But Peter woke up in the night and saw a big male Lion walking straight through and between the tents. Lucky him!
After breakfast and packing we took off for Xakanaxa. The road was dry and only 45 km but it still took us two and a half hours…
…with a few Elephant sightings along the road but not much else.
Arriving at Xakanaxa we found similar nice buildings as at South Gate. Here the house had another feature though. A Marula tree and that in its turn attracted something you may be able to spot?
We quickly had the tents (notice the roof-tent on the Honda!) up and…
…the fire burning at two places.
Me not being too well and resting a lot gave Saga the opportunity to show her most handy and helpful sides.
The sunset beautiful of course…
…and we had a nice dinner under a star-adorned sky.
Can you find the Southern Cross and the Pointers? And determine South? The light at the horizon, bottom left is the Moon on its way up.
The Moon destroys some of the possibilities of star photography but the night sky is still beautiful…
…and we enjoyed the stars, the fireplace and the very nice company for a long time before it was finally bedtime.
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