I woke to Husein preparing my hot shower before breakfast , today was to be another full day out , so fresh and frisky I bounced down to my breakfast table on the edge of camp ,made my plunger and sat down to my fruit , ordered my eggs and was basking in the morning light . Between mouthfuls of mango and sips of coffee I thought I heard something , something that I thought could be a lion , the  sound coming  from behind the bush but it was brief and to close. My eggs arrived , I asked Husein if he had heard the lions , he said yes but far away I should not be concerned , I ate a little faster than usual and moved the table and chair a little closer to the mess tent , rather safe than sorry I thought to myself . Breakfast done , alive and well  Zeph pulled up to collect me , I jumped into the national car , greeted Zeph as the lion spotter , all smiles and we pulled off , we had not even got out of first gear and just around the bushes we came across these love birds .

 

Love me tender , love me true , keep your fangs close to you.

Love me tender , love me true , keep your fangs close to you.

I could not believe we shared such close proximity over eggs and bacon ,  I hate to think what would have happened if I had seen these two romantics stroll around the bush , while I tried not to run and keep my food down . I looked at Zeph , Zeph at me , no words passed our lips initially , then he calmly he said , you are a very lucky man , My murmur a meek yes. Once I had gathered my composure , we spent over a hour and a half with this couple , with a brief interruption from the brother looking for some companionship a hippo enjoying a morning walk an a failed baboon hunt initiated by the lady in question . It does not get better than this , or so I thought.

 

Look how playful

Look how playful

 

Look how attentive

Look how attentive

 

Look how protective

Look how protective

 

Look at the fangs

Look at the fangs

 

Playing with the Hippo or was it the other way around.

Playing with the Hippo or was it the other way around.

The rest of the day was even better if you can believe that ,  with the migration arriving in full force , my battery going flat while  filming zebra and wildebeest crossing the road , there were so many , observing plains of game , watching one failed lion hunt another aborted charge , and so the day went beyond reality.

 

The great outdoors

The great outdoors

 

Zephania and I on our morning coffee break .

Zephania and I on our morning coffee break .

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I was so overwhelmed by the day that I asked Zeph to take us home earlier than usual , I wanted to keep the day as pure in mind as it was just then , so we pointed the 4X4 home passing massive herds of zebra , wildebeest , towers of giraffe , buffalo , elephant , more lion and animals to many to mention. I stood looking out over this wildlife wonder while Zeph drove us home , thinking to myself how will I ever explain this place , I only wish from my heart that all who read this end up in the Serengeti  just once in their lives so they to can stand silenced by the wonder and depth of this magical place right here on earth.

 

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