1 Dec 2013
There's a reservoir across the road from Lion Safari Camp. Between game drives I
tried my luck with Red-wattled Lapwing. They patrol the shores along with
Intermediate Egret.and Purple Swamphen.
I love coffee, but here my preferred drink is masala chai. We first had it at
Bandhavgarh. Wed stop for a break in the morning game drive along the roadside where
they mixed black tea, sugar, milk, and spices (cardamom & fresh ginger), brought it to
a boil, filtered it, and served it piping hot.
Before our morning game drive at Gir, we must stop in Sasan and wait in the cold and
darkness while our driver gets our authorization in order. A street vendor serves us a
welcome cup of masala chai. The truck drivers who stop by sip the tea from a saucer. How
manly is that?
And just because were sleeping in tents at Lion Safari Camp doesnt mean we
cant order room service. I always call for masala chai to drink as we look through
our images following the afternoon game drive.