Camped at Nata Bird Sanctuary at the Mgadigadi Salt Pans.
The days are punctuated by Ralph saying ‘ow’ as he familiarises himself with the Landcruiser. As per long-standing Lazar family tradition, Bea had her first driving lesson on the Salt Pans, very successful!
Ralph technical note: If the first car you learn to drive is a manual 4.2L diesel Landcruiser (which is really just a fancy tractor), then you can drive anything.
Dust and dry grass and the last of the Trans-continental nits, and wildebeest.
On the way to Hwange we were supposed to stay overnight at Elephant Sands but found it horrible. We cuddled a baby nag-aapie (JAMIE! LOOK!!!) but the place was so formulaic and unsympathetically laid out, and full of people (bah! humbug!). We watched some elephants in a watering hole with big willies, poo and wee. “I’ve never seen a willy scratch its underbelly before“. (Ralph).