Now that our little guy and his herd have joined the much bigger herd, his days of dawdling are over.
The only evidence of any rain last night, was the disappearance of all animals tracks. Otherwise whatever moisture there was, soon disappeared and the heat came down. But nothing like the last few days and also a lot more humid.
The elephants hadn’t moved very far from Malilangwe dam, and when I picked them up they had just been for a quick dip in Sosigi dam. They didn’t plan on moving much further and for several hours stood resting under any tree that would provide shade just down from the dam.
I was chilling out in my little shady spot when this dude ambled over. He stopped right there and just stood for ages as if his mind wasn’t anywhere. And then, he sauntered off seemingly happy he’d made the acquaintance. I was happy too.
Presumably fed up of standing around and probably hungry the herd moved on in the very hottest time of the day, heading west. Past this huge Baobab tree (possibly close on a thousand years old) and down to the Chiredzi river.
And much to my disappointment they continued on west where I can’t follow. So hopefully they’ll be back tomorrow. But with more rains threatening as I type, who knows what they’ll get up to.