|Silence is Broken|
|Written by Craig Heath|
|Monday, 26 July 2010 07:02|
On entry of the vast Central Kalahari Game Reserve in March of 2010, through the eastern point of Xade, we had been on the road for almost a month covering about 5500km of Namibia and Botswana and heading south back to Johannesburg we knew the Great Kalahari had to be seen! Been the second largest Game Reserve in the world and charactirised by the vast open plains, saltpans and the ancient riverbeds, even 3 days was good enough for us. The grass was long and the Wildlife sightings in the beginning were few but the silence was majestically beautiful. Heading towards the Sunday Pans and Deception Valley we spotted large herds of Gemsbok running off into the distance and a Lioness lying and waiting in the road in front of us. I think she missed her moment but in that instant the silence was broken.
Following that nice surprise the campsite was no different, we were on numerous occasions interrupted by Lions roaring close to us while cooking our Potjie, and then again waking us up in the early morning walking through the campsite. Looking ahead, contemplating the present and the future in this magical landscape, I remember thinking of the Destiny of our Wildlife and of myself and realizing that destiny is not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. I look forward to returning to this amazing land, but for now it's back to Jozi !!
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