A beautiful herd of hungry elephants take a clever shortcut through the lobby of the Mfuwe Lodge at the South Luangwa National Park in Eastern Zambia, in search of the ripe fruit hanging off the wild mango tree on the other side. This wondrous sight is fairly common during the later part of the year.
From October to December each year, in the grounds of Zambia’s Mfuwe Lodge, the lawn around the fruiting ‘Wild Mango’ tree becomes the dining room for Wonky Tusk, Wellington and their whole elephant family. They even invite a few approved guests along … having first taught them the short cut through the lodge lobby of course!
The lobby also makes for a cool, comfortable resting place for a tiny youngster who’s just trying to keep up with the rest of the herd.