Due to late summer rains, the area was lush with green grasses and flowers and this is what attracts thousands of zebra from over 300 miles away to trek from as far away as the Okavango Delta and Namibia. As soon as the grasses die and the water evaporates they will trek back to where they came from. This is the African bush that I have come to love and in this remote corner of Botswana I felt connected to the wonderful web of life.
Rain was predicted during my entire trip to Leadwood Lodge in the Sabi Sands (a private concession adjacent to the Kruger National Park). Normally this would elicit a bit of dread, but given that South Africa is gripped by the worst drought in over 100 years, rain was a welcome prediction. A few drops of rain in no way impacted our leopard sightings and leopards were the reason why I was here.