South Africa: The Second Safari — Part 2

African Water Scene

African Water Scene

After a surprisingly delightful afternoon ride in iSimangaliso, I was ready for my final South Africa adventure: a boat journey across the Lake St. Lucia Estuary. A timing mix-up had almost jeopardized my participation, but the wonderful folks at the Makakatana Bay Lodge where I was staying graciously rearranged things to accommodate my slightly-too-early flight later that day.

So off we went. After a delicious breakfast, we drove through the African bush to the waterfront, and from there set out.

There’s a relaxing magic to the water. Even without any animals, the ride would have been spectacular. But we did see animals: hippos, of course, all over the place (I’d already seen a few the previous night); abundant bird life, including the Goliath Heron and African Lake Eagle; and even a lizard of some variety, cunningly disguising itself as a branch.

Once again, the photos tell the story, so here they are. Click on any thumbnail for a larger view:

On the Water

On the Water

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