In a previous post I told you about the elephants at Ranch Nazinga There were lots of other animals there and here are a few pictures of them. While we were out riding around we stopped by one of the dams and saw this crocodile lounging on a sand bar.
|Crocodile at Ranch Nazinga|
From the observatory by the lake we saw a troop of baboons that came down to get a drink and play in the water.
|Bush buck baby|
There were also monkeys. There were some that hung out in the trees.
|Monkey in tree|
There were others that came right up to the dining room windows, looking for a hand out, I suppose.
|Monkey at the dining room|
Not all the animals were big. Here is a kind of lizard I had never seen before, with a blue tail.
|Blue tailed lizard|
Our final big animal adventure was in the southwest, near Banfora, where we saw hippopotami. At first they just looked like rocks sticking out of the water.
Finally one yawned and it was easy to see that it really was a hippo!
We went out to see them in these little flat bottomed boats. There were five people in this boat. We had eight people in our boat, including the man who did the paddling. I guess we must have been sitting pretty low in the water.