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Goodbye to some more new friends

This morning we waved goodbye to six of our new friends who came to stay with us at Umkhumbi Lodge.

 

 

On their last night at Umkhumbi Lodge they went on a night walk around the trail with us.

 

Armed with a UV torch, we took a stroll down to the trail and hunted for scorpions. Scorpions are unique with respect to the way in which they flouresce under UV light. Even the most plain looking brown and black scorpion becomes a beautiful bright glowing green colour.

 



It really does have to be seen to be believed.

It isn’t all scorpions however, near to our trail in the bush we have a clearing which is perfect for viewing the stars above. After years spent staring at the stars and daydreaming, Anton is able to point out various different constellations and our American friends were able to see the Southern Cross for the first time.

 

In addition to the scorpion walk our friends went on two game drives to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi game reserve. They saw most of the big 5 and even managed to see hyaena on their game drives this morning.

 

 

And as always, Copper the dog made himself a new special friend.

 

Come back soon and swap some more stories on the lappa with us!

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