On March 10, 2014, Africa Geographic reported on a herd of elephants invading an Ngoma safari lodge for water. Both Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp’s swimming pools also have regular pachyderm visitors. There’s a good reason for it, too.
An elephant’s thirst is a result of its diet, the website Sun Safaris reports. “Elephants can spend 12-18 hours a day feeding, and digesting a variety of coarse vegetation,” it said. “[That] means they need to drink plenty of water.”