There are monkeys that hang around the park entrance, they look for food. We were warned to both keep the windows closed and top down while waiting for our guide to pay our park fees as the monkeys will try to get in the vehicles and steal food. I did hear one guy, who had left the windows open yell at a monkey he thought was getting to close. One monkey was enjoying a banana, I’m not sure if he had stolen it or someone had given it to him.
The elephants here look brown rather than the gray we’ve seen previously. We were told this is from the mud in the water that they spray on themselves to keep cool. Looking closer to the elephant, you can tell that, yes, it’s mud.
Back at lower elevations, it’s warmer … and more humid. I was feeling a bit dehydrated earlier in the day and managed to drink nearly 4 liters of water. Water helps.
We’ve seen animals that we’ve seen other places, more elephants and giraffes than before. We saw one lion napping under a bush.
After lunch and a time to relax we had a couple of hour afternoon game drive. Tomorrow I head to the airport for a short flight to Zanzibar