Imagine being woken up by the trumpet of elephants. It was the second day of my
African safari, sat in the round room of the lodge, waking up for our morning drive.
The day before was like a dream, we arrived in the blistering heat on a dust track
road. Passed a herd of elephants, giraffes, lions and buffalo. Our lodge was like a
tree house, round buildings on stilts connected by rope bridges. The watering hole
surrounded the lodge inviting the animals to come within an arms reach as well as
an underground tunnel to get right underneath and be a part of the herd washing, p-
laying and drinking. We set out rushing to the sighting of a mother cheetah with three
cubs. The rest of the day spent watching gazelles jumping and monkeys climbing as
well as sitting around the fire. Before sitting on the top story of the lodge watching
the clear dark sky and the elephants coming and going. As well with the knowledge
that the lions would be prowling.