You know you’re positioned in the perfect location, when you can simply sit and watch as the animals go by. May it be in the luxury of your room, the main area sipping at a cup of tea, with a delightful sweet treat to eat, or at dinner as you enjoy a fantastic meal.
Beho Beho’s position is such a place, where you can spot herds of elephant moving about in the valley below, or a tower of giraffe standing under a Tamarind tree, escaping the harsh daytime sun, as they ensure their straight browsing line, by nibbling on all the young new shoots.
Or you may even spot some lions under Christopher’s Baobab or a hippo going on an afternoon stroll across the open plains.
Basically what I’m saying is the setting is magical, and full for entertainment and life. But it also means that the wildlife come up and walk through camp on a regular basis; may it be Yellow Baboon and Impala that have come to quench their thirst, or a herd of elephant coming in the evening to trim our shrubbery and grass.
The other morning I had the pleasure of sipping my coffee, as I watched how a herd of elephant fed between Banda 2 and the main area. I sat quite comfortably watching this whole episode of mom and calf, moving from bush to bush, youngster following very closely and trying to imitate mom’s feeding actions, although not quite understanding the whole purpose and how to manoeuvre its trunk.
It was a herd of 2 big adult cows and their young calves, a young bull who joined and then another 3 individuals (previous calves of the other two adult females) making up the total.
They eventually came strolling past the main area, very close to me, not worried in the least about my presence, and then crossed over our parade ground, before continuing their feeding in front of Banda 6 and 7.
It was one of those breathtaking moments and a great way to start the morning.