After everyone arrived we mat for our briefing and decisions about the best course of action. Zimanga has a number of fabulous hides, and to make the most of these we decided to split into groups, with some deciding to visit an overnight hide and to spend the next 18 hours or more there.
Our group visited the Lagoon Hide, where we had a real treat. A Fish Eagle put on a wonderful show for us, watched by African Jacanas, Black Crakes, and a variety of other beautiful birds.
The light was perfect and we took full advantage for our photography. Some guests at a bird-bath hide saw Waxbills, Finches, Doves, Finches, and Kingfishers. To their delight a Banded Mongoose family arrived to drink, and kept everyone entertained for a while.
Yet other guests decided to enjoy a game drive. The reserve is well known for its Wild Dog population, and the TuskPhoto guests collected an enviable set of images of the dogs.
A Rhino family with little calves was a hit with everyone. There is plenty of general game here, and this afternoon the Warthogs were particularly active.
After the very successful first day we have decided to take the same approach tomorrow to experience the variety that the reserve has to offer …