Thursday, April 9, 2015

On Safari With Robbie 7 April 2015

7 April 2015

Today we set out at dawn for our long journey to Olifants camp!

The weather seemed to play against us initially as it took us nearly an hour to find our first mammal which was a large Elephant bull!

General game became plentiful with great sightings of Giraffe, Waterbuck, Impala, Zebra, Wildebeest and Kudu!

After breakfast our luck changed as we came across a lion pride deep in a dry river bed but great visuals with binos!

Out of the blue a friend of mine in a safari vehicle spotted a Leopard on the opposite side of the road walking towards us!!!

It was fantastic to have two cat sightings at the same time!

Towards Satara we must have picked up well over 400 Buffalo with herd movement increasing due to the approaching dry season!!!

Whilst watching some Lappet faced vultures preening themselves my guest Wendy spotted what she said "looked like Rocks!"!!! On closer observation we discovered 4 White Rhino !!!!!

This was probably at that stage the sighting of the day as finding these Mammals north of Satara is a rarity in itself !

However the sighting of the day came in a much smaller package and was a Silver backed Jackal which crossed the road 11k from Olifants camp! It is very rare to see these beautiful scavengers let alone get it on the road for great photographs!!!!

We are now enjoying the spectacular view of the Olifants river and breathtaking African bush surrounding it ...... Offered only by this special Kruger camp!

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