August 3, 2011
At night the lodge also gets hippo visitors who come up from the Kazinga Channel. I never saw one by the lodge, but my dad spotted one right outside his room. Luckily he spotted it from his window while he was safe inside his room because hippos are responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other large animal. Hippos can run at up to 20MPH and have enormous jaws with over 20 inch canine teeth! I was happy that I just saw them from a distance in the channel.