African dawn does not creep quietly along like a leopard
stalking its prey, but
announces itself with a cacophony of fascinating sounds.
The birds are the first to begin their daily ritual of squawking,
squealing, crying, calling, each species with its own distinctive
sound. Now and then you will hear the excited chattering
of the monkeys as they start their early morning grooming
session, and catch glimpses of the more adventurous ones
swinging effortlessly through the trees.
Slowly ambling down to the waterhole you will see various
species of buck, buffalo and perhaps two or three elephants
eager to partake of the cool refreshing water which is the
most precious commodity on the African continent. Meanwhile
the warthogs will scurry in and out of the scrubby trees
grunting and snuffling as they forage for whatever they can
find. As you look out across the landscape the sun has already
risen above the horizon and shafts of golden rays bathe the
grasses that sway almost imperceptive in the gentle breeze
which carries the pungent, uniquely African smells to your
This is the morning that is waiting to greet you, in fact
waiting to embrace you, when you make that most important
decision to embark on an African Safari. Make a firm commitment
and book your Safari accommodation now.