We needed a good dose of elephants and there is no better place to go to get it than Elephant Sands, just north of Nata.
During the rainy season and well into winter, most of the elephants move off from Elephant Sands as there is water all over the place. But as these pools dry up so the elephants move back to this, the only source of water for miles. The elephants were back.
We set up camp in our favourite spot, closest to the waterhole, but the tree that offered some shade had been knocked over by an elephant. In fact most trees had been knocked over.
One elephant got a bit annoyed of my presence just the over side of the tree and came round it. Sue dashed behind our car and Tristan flew out his chair and headed towards the car. The elephant was obviously happy with our retreat and moved off. Tristan claimed he was just getting himself another drink.
Later that day as I was cooking dinner and had my back towards the waterhole, I saw Sue dash off again, I turned round only to find 3 elephants coming up to the tree and they were already less than 10m away. These three were much more relaxed, so I just carried on cooking the prawns, but obviously kept a close watch on them.
It was another wonderful weekend and at times there were 20-30 elephants drinking at one time. So we definitely got a healthy dose of elephant.
See more photo’s of our weekend: https://ourbots.wordpress.com/photos-2013/elephant-sands/