Friday, February 20, 2015

On safari With Robbie 18 February 2015/ 19 February 2015

18 February 2015

we arrived in Kruger at 2pm to be greeted by a lovely elephant herd close to phabeni gate. On the way to camp we spotted buffalo, white rhino and a big herd of kudu.

The night drive produced classic sightings of elephant, hippo, buffalo, genets, civits and hyenas.

19 February 2015

Setting out a bit later this morning I wasn’t expecting much as it was rather warm! Wrong I was as we encountered numerous Kudu, buffalo and impala herds with excellent visuals.

We then spotted a pride of 5 lionesses real close to the road, they were all stretching and resting. Out of nowhere my colleague called me for a kilometer away on our radio as he had picked up a leopard. On arrival at the scene we were to seethe strong male had snatched a kudu calf which was rather large. The kudu mother was frantically trying to save its young and was barking loudly but to no avail. The leopard then dragged its prize across the road right in front of us. It was a sighting that will stay with us forever!

On the way to camp we saw rhino and two huge elephant bulls sparring.

On the afternoon drive we picked up some more amazing raptors such as Martial and Tawny eagles.

We came across numerous buffalo and elephant herd along the Sabie river.


Watching the sun go down over camp and chatted quietly realizing Kruger had produced an incredible day.

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