Sometime between my arrival and today, I must have been bitten by a Tsetse Fly and contracted sleeping sickness. Today, for my first daytime game drive, Will actually had to tighten the blanket around me to keep me from tumbling out of the land cruiser because I was falling asleep so often (and I was doing that terrible head nod since I was sitting straight up, they all thought I’d just go tumbling headfirst as soon as we hit a bump). Something about moving vehicles just knocks me out. I’d wake up just long enough to see some giraffe, a dazzle of zebras, etc. and then fall back asleep. I promise I was not bored, I just literally could not keep my eyes open – it had a lot to do with the fact that the wind was drying out my contacts, so I’d close my eyes and then BOOM – gone.
Besides my sleeping sickness, The game drive was INCREDIBLE – between last night and this morning, we saw every one of the Big 5 (and not our idea of the Big 5, which include: pandas, unicorns, and anteaters).
The highlights of our day were:
1) A lioness and her two cubs: