Mbour - game reserve of Bandia
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October 4th, 2006 – by: Manu32
Next day we met some local women. They told us about their daily routine. It was very interesting and we could ask them what we wanted to know. They also asked us about our daily routine.
After that we visited the game reserve of Banida. It's a private one and it isn't very big. Because of that they can't have cats of prey, they would eat all the other animals. It was a fantastic exprerience. They had 4x4 cars with benches on the back so we had a great view. The best thing was: we had a guide that could speak German. He studied for two years in Switzerland - what a luck! So we started our tour and our guide explanied and explanied. Suddenly we stopped - there were two rhinos. He told us to get off the car and to close them. It was a great feeling to be so close to the rhinos. One of them walked right towards us. Some of us wanted to run away but that's the most dangerous thing you can do! I just took a picture at this moment. ;)
Further we saw giraffes, antelopes, buffalos, ostriches, turtles and a big number of birds. There was a pond were the crocodiles were but we haven't seen them.
Of course there were tons of baobabs. The older they are the wider they are. In one of the baobabs there was an old grave. They throw the bodies into the whole of the baobab. I'm not sure if the bones were authentic we've seen.
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