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South Africa- A Week in the Bush

by Marta Goldsmith We gathered on the pool deck overlooking the lake for our gin and tonic “sundowners”. It was our first evening at the ranch, after a full day of riding out into the African bush. As we sipped our drinks, we heard the roar of the giant bull hippo, which spends most of his evenings in the reeds across the lake. But on this evening, he chose to swim across to the mud dam, just a couple of hundred yards from where we stood. As we watched, he lumbered out of...