Thursday, February 12, 2015

On Safari With Karen: 11 February 2015

11 February 2015 

As the guests were up more than 26 hours yesterday, they asked for a bit of a lie-in on their first morning. Therefor we only left after breakfast. It was already starting to get hot, which caused long stretches of no animals. However our first highlight was halfway during our drive from Skukuza to Lower Sabie: a cheetah. We had gotten a tip from another guide and followed his directions. When we arrived at the sighting she was sitting up, and with binoculars we had a pretty good view of her. After a while she laid down to rest, but popped up again a little later. As all of us had seen her we then decided to leave the sighting to others.

Other interesting sightings: several elephants, including a herd with baby, crocodiles, hippos, yellow-billed storks, fish eagle, giraffe mum with baby, golden orb spiders, carmine bee eaters, buffalos, European rollers, a water monitor, kudus and lots of impalas.

The second highlight was the sunset drive today. As it cooled down considerably the guests were lucky to see not only lions, but also giraffe, zebra, a glimpse of a leopard and a very rare sighting of an African wild cat.

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