Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On Safari With Robbie: 27 January 2015

27 January 2015

We entered the park today on one of the hottest and humid days in a long time (38 degrees, 70% humidity) on the way to camp we came across a nice breeding herd of elephants and a rather flustered heat stricken giraffe. 

The afternoon drive was not too bad considering the conditions. A memorable sighting as well as an unusual event was a lone hippo bull chasing every single buffalo away that came near to drink at shithave dam. This carried on for quite a while until the huge herd avoided their drinking spot. (maybe this is the first signs of a drought?). Furthermore we saw excellent white rhino and elephant bull sightings as well as close up zebra, giraffe, kudu and impala.

The sky coloration and the hopefully approaching storm made the drive that much more interesting.

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