From : Tipsfromthetlist.com
14 August 2012
Before us, across the sprawling savanna, stand a herd of over 50 buffaloes. Apart from the occasional stares, they are surprisingly oblivious to our presence – some of them fighting other bulls head to head, others strolling around the dry arid land. As the sun slowly disappears beyond the horizon, we leap off our jeep, crack open several bottles of beer, and watch as the buffaloes graze and linger, with the African savanna washed in a golden glow.
Over the past few days, we’ve been game driving in Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, spotting plenty of wildlife every morning and evening. Our base, Stanley & Livingstone, is a beautiful lodge located within the reserve, with wild baboons, elephants and giraffes roaming around our backyard. During our time here, we’ve been rewarded with impressive sightings from herds of zebras grazing on the grasslands, to kudus galloping amidst the bush, and vultures eyeing the savanna from the top of the Acacia trees. Out of the six black rhinos that call this reserve home, we spotted four of them, as they linger just inches away from our jeep, oblivious to our presence.
There’s nothing quite like watching an animal in the wild – the emotions that come along with it often stirring and awakening. As a wildlife buff, I’ve always been drawn to places with great wildlife opportunities and that’s why we’re here in Zimbabwe. Here are some of Alberto’s best shots from Victoria Falls Reserve, hope they’ll give you a feel of how wildlife watching is in Zimbabwe!