Sunday, August 05, 2007
one of the advantages associated with living so near the kruger national park is the fact that i know people who live in or have lived in the park. their stories are sometimes amazing.
just next to skukuza camp is skukuza village, an unfenced residential area for people who work in the park. before the 2000 floods a friend of mine lived next to the stream running through this village. (after the floods he lived slightly higher up) he told me such a riveting story. one night he and his wife were asleep. late that night a pride of lion mannaged to corner a buffalo in the river bed. they finally pulled it down and killed it, just outside my friend's bedroom window. he and his entire family lay awake, watching through the window while the lion ate their full, occasionally having to chase off the constantly pestering hyenas. he assures me the entire thing is a noisy affair and you can pretty much forget about sleeping.
what an amazing story!! who would want to sleep anyway?