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The Sabie river flows through the southern Kruger National Park from west to east . Winter days are mostly pleasant for game drives. The Lower Sabie to Tshokwane route is listed as one of the 10 best game viewing drives. It was already late morning when I decided to cross the Sabie river at the Lower Sabie bridge. As I was heading north, I noticed a troop of baboons having fun on the rocks. The water was shallow but running strong through the rapids. While some were foraging and looking for anything to eat under the rocks and in the crevices, others enjoyed the winter sun, grooming and searching for flees and ticks on their mates. The little ones are more energetic and are always busy playing, running and chasing each other. While they were all so relaxed, my eye caught the female baboon on a rock, guarding the scene and reminds me that they always care and protect the troop.
On the rock stands a female baboon, who stares on her family platoon.
For them to be safe, she choose to be brave and guard till late afternoon.
Little ones play in the water, they will always adore her.
Sure it is true, if a lion slips through, the fun will be so much shorter.