Thursday, January 29, 2015

On Safari With Robbie: 28 January 2015

28 January 2015

We started off this morning in a temperature drop of 19 degrees compared to yesterday which was quite something!

Our early 5am departure from camp was rewarded with a great sighting of 5 lionesses and 1 large male on the move. A little later we picked up some wonderful kudu bulls close to the road.

The moderate temperature caused animal movement and we had brilliant visuals of buffalo, white rhino, elephant and 2 large herds of zebra. At the hyena den we spotted 5 youngsters who had a giraffe vertebrae, which they were busy fighting over next to the road whilst mom and other adults watched patiently.

After breakfast we were again in luck to see a huge male leopard lazing up in a marula tree where visuals were excellent!

Our guests with us for just 1 night could not believe they had seen the big 5 in such a short time. Bird sightings were great with a total of 41 species spotted.

This afternoon was full of great individual bull elephants as well as 2 white rhino bulls exceptionally close to us!

We waited patently to see if the bush telegraph reports of newly born lion cubs was true but all we saw was a very anxious and tired looking mom!  We will follow up on this in the morning.

Kudu and impalas greeted us in abundance on route to camp whilst a huge approaching storm brought out the bushes smaller animals in the form of tortoises and chameleons to say hi to us.

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