We stopped at the Red Chilli campground for lunch on Saturday (and also to use actual flush toilets. Our tour was very good that way, with plenty of rugged out-in-the-bush experiences followed by regular stops for some creature comforts, like toilets and running water). As we pulled into the campground, Courtney told us, “There’s a family of warthogs that lives on the grounds. You might see them around.”
I was beside myself. For those of you who don’t know, I have a thing for warthogs. And as we sat down for lunch, Courtney said, “Oh, there are the warthogs.” I turned around, and there they were! Two females and three warthoglets. The warthoglets look like Babe if Babe were cast to play Wolverine in the X-men movies. And they were all incredibly cute. I took a ridiculous number of pictures, as you will see because I will inflict many of them on you.
At one point a baboon wandered through the camp and the warthogs got all bent out of shape and wandered away. But then they came back. I was sitting on a picnic bench looking at one of the females standing right in front of me. She gave an aggrieved snort which startled me, but I got the message and moved back to the covered tables where I belonged.