Monday, March 9, 2015

On Safari With Curtis from 6 March 2015

6 March 2015

Another early start and within ten minutes we had found our first highlight of the day.

A female leopard lying in the fork of a tree just five meters from the road and we were the only car at the sighting. As more vehicles showed she decided that was enough and slowly got up, stretched, yawned and climbed down with just the white tip of her tail showing in the tall grass.

Our second highlight was later in the day as we drove up to a more open stretch where the thatching grass is replaced by much shorter varieties of grass. Here we found a multitude of animals including a herd of zebra, a herd of wildebeest, a couple of giraffe and of course a few impala. Although through out the day we saw plenty of these it's nice when they are all clustered so close together.

Other sighting today include elephant, a buffalo herd, several rhino, hyena, a second leopard, waterbuck, kudu, klipspringer, hippo baboons and vervets as well as a leopard tortoise, chameleon and warthogs.

Birds included the saddle billed stork, brown snake eagle, grey heron, wooly necked storks and carmine bee eaters.

7 March 2015

Our last day of this tour and we set off nice and early.

Once again our first sighting was the female leopard we had seen yesterday and once again she had no inclination to hang around for too long. But we still managed to get a few good photos of her before she disappeared into the grass.

Our second highlight was rhino, we found a lone male just busy grazing and as he moved closer to the road we had a good look at him. As he then turned to move away we drove off only to find three more rhino just a couple of hundred meters down the road. These were lying in a nice open area giving a great view. Eventually one by one they got up and moved away and so did we.

Other sightings of this final drive were a buffalo herd, impala, kudu, waterbuck, zebra, wildebeest, klipspringer, steenbok and lots of giraffe.

Then it was time to leave the park and transfer my guests up to Nelspruit where they are going to carry on their adventures.



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