70th birthday safari
After a night at Victoria Falls in a guest house we had booked independently, our NWS safari began and we were driven to the airport for the short flight to Somalisa in Hwange National Park. We had chosen Somalisa Camp because we had read that the elephants regularly visit the old swimming pool in camp and the waterhole nearby - and we were not disappointed. Throughout our stay, there were elephants coming and going almost all day and night, and we could lie on a lounger a few feet away from them which was lovely.
When a baby elephant fell into the pool trying to reach the water with his trunk, it was amazing to watch the mother's efforts to rescue him, with some others offering support.
The staff had been alerted and were on their way with poles to direct him to the steps, which in the end he found himself, and managed to climb out unaided.