Savuti SKL Campsite
When darkness fell, a camp staff member came round with a torch to tell us an elephant had been walking through the site. He flashed his light around to show us the tracks and the beam fell upon a large puff adder, the second most deadly African snake. We tried to hustle it back into the scrub but it seemed intent on travelling through our campsite. Eventually it retreated into the bush.
Content that the adder had left, we sat down contentedly to dinner. While we were tucking in beside the fire, I spotted the adder curled up right behind my partner's chair. Evidently, it was enjoying the heat of our campfire! Our torch revealed tracks in the soft sand showing that it had crossed right beneath our feet before either of us saw it and then come back again, to curl up behind us. As you can imagine, very soon after that, we packed everything up into our vehicle and went straight to bed. Neither of us wanted to take a trip to the bathroom that night!
Our opinion: A basic campsite with plenty of reminders that wildlife are everywhere around you - be aware of your surroundings at all times and bring everything you need with you.