The park is particularly known for its elephant population, which is one of the largest in the world, and needless to say we saw plenty of elephants! One of the main attractions there is the Nyamandhlovu Platform which provides a prime game viewing area at a pumped water hole. We visited this on a couple of occasions, seeing large herds of elephants, cape buffalo, giraffes, zebra, impala a lone ostrich and many varieties of birds, including a fish eagle, herons and cranes.
Views from the Nyamandhlovu Platform:-
|Grey Crowned Crane|
A few of the other animals and birds we saw:-
Lilac Breasted Roller
One evening, on our way back to the lodge, we encountered a male lion walking along the side of the road.