Tsetse flies are attracted to blue and black (which is why visitors are discouraged from wearing those colors); this is one of the traps we saw in the bush.
A marabou stork was one of the first things we saw on our first game drive.
According to Cilas, these brothers were visitors to the Linyanti area.
A gorgeous sunset along the Savuti Channel graced our first sundowners in the Linyanti Reserve.
A closer look at the flock of birds decorating the sunset sky.
What a way to start our morning drive on the 4th of July.
Mum and two of the cubs pass in front of the jeep; the rest of the group was lagging behind.
A closer look at mum and cub.
When the mum and cubs stopped in a patch of golden light to rest, we were in heaven.
Family Portrait #2.
Pretty giraffes all in a row.
Here we have giraffes and warthogs in one place.
A pond covered with salvinia molesta provides excellent cover for hippos.
On our way to our boat ride on the Linyanti River we came across this giraffe resting in the shade of a tree.
A pair of elephants playing with water is amongst the first wildlife we encounter on our cruise on the Linyanti.
Finally, a few hippos that did not run for cover in the water at our approach.
This is what I had been wanting to see throughout our safari - a herd of ellies at the edge of a body of water.
And it got even better - they played in the water, taking turns dunking each other.
Note the baby ellie - very young. Apparently lost his trunk to lions. His chance of survival is small because he lacks a full trunk.
More playful elephants.
This one thought it was a submarine, submerging itself until only the top of his head and the tip of his trunk was above water.