Our schedule at Umlani was something like this - wake up knock at 5am, coffee or tea and light snack at around 5:30am, head out on our 3-hr morning drive by 5:45am, at some point later during our game drive we'd get out of the car and get more coffee/hot cocao and another breakfast snack, get back to camp and it's real breakfast time (eggs, grilled tomato slice, toasts, yogurt, fruit, rasher bacon - delish), break time until about 1ish (this was when ICM and I would go to the treehouse), then lunch at 1:30pm, 3-hr afternoon/sunset game drive at 3:00pm, before the game drive ended we'd get out of the car and have a beverage (diet coke for me, double gin and tonic for ICM), get back to camp 6ish 7 and have a cocktail around the bonfire, delicious dinner, and after dinner drink (my favorite was the Umlani coffee, Amarula!) around the bonfire...finally, bed around 9ish. It was awesome! We had originally booked for two nights but loved it so much that we extended one more night...worth every penny!
Our tracker, Elvis was super awesome (he's next to ICM in that photo above). He could look at a bird pretty far away, tell us a page number to his bird guide, and he was right every single time. One of my favorite things about him was that he loves Tupac, believes that Tupac isn't really dead, and quoted him extensively and correctly.
Decided that it'd be nice to post some bigger photos of wildlife. Here are some from Day 3.
This is an impala, they were pretty much everywhere. They look kind of delicate and you'd expect them to have softer voices, but they have this manly grunt, very strange.