Wednesday, June 17, 2015

On Safari With Curtis 10 June 2015

 10 June 2015

Yesterdays drives rewarded us with plenty of species but we lacked any of the larger carnivores and so we set out this morning hoping to change that.

We didn't have long to wait as just three kilometers after entering the gate we found a cheetah taking a stroll along the road. We were then even more delighted when a second male came out of the tall grass to join his friend.

We followed the pair for a couple of kilometers before they ran into the bush. A great start for the day.

Our second highlight turned up later on. We had been responding to a leopard sighting which unfortunately had moved away by the time we showed. We spent a few minutes but with no luck, but after accepting defeat we drove off only too find two lionesses, just a few hundred meters, further down the road.

The sighting didn't last too long  but it's always a guests favorite seeing this formidable predator.

During the day we also had more new species to add to our ever growing list including waterbuck, hyena, leopard and slender mongoose as well as seeing more white rhino, loads of elephants, cape buffalo, giraffe, warthog, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, impala, common duiker, steenbok, hippo and crocodile.

Birds included white backed vultures, crested barbets,  grey heron, southern ground hornbills many more.

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