Last Friday night we sat and listened to some horrendous noises coming from the river about 800 meters from the cottages. It sounded like a battle between a herd of cows, a few elephants and a lion or two. It was, I assume, a hippo fight. It went on for about 30 minutes and sounded really frightening.
I subsequently found this blog post by Susie Prangley who watched a hippo fight recently. She also took some excellent photos. You can see how vicious these fights are. Take a look at them here on the Getaway blog.