Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On Safari With Mark From 15 August 2015

15 August 2015

Today I picked up my guests and headed for camp as they were scheduled to do the sundown safari.

On their first drive (sundown drive), they spotted many different species but the highlight was the "white tailed" mongoose (uncommon animal to spot). This little guy didn’t really stick around for photos and once spotted in the light, it moved off into thick bush next to the road and no further sight of it was gained.

16 August 2015

This morning we decided to head out a little later than normal and as the weather was just ideal we stayed out a little longer than usual and this paid off.

We had numerous sightings of general animals such as zebra, impala, waterbuck, giraffe, kudu, vervet monkeys and warthog but the true highlight happened very early with the beautiful sighting of 3 male cheetah walking parallel with the road scent marking their territory. This was fantastic and all of us were able to get some great photos of these beautiful cats as they walked along.

17 August 2015

Although today was rather quiet due to poor weather conditions initially, we managed to spot a massive Sable bull enjoying the short grass and out in the open. I initially didn't spot it and one of the guests asked me, “what's that black thing over there”. I had to chuckle as it is one of the rarest antelope in the Kruger National Park.

General animals include: dwarf mongoose, banded mongoose, slender mongoose, Impala, kudu, waterbuck, common rheedbok, zebra, steenbok, klipspringer, checkmate baboons, vervet monkeys, hippos, crocodiles, common duiker, giraffe, warthog, lions, buffalo, elephant and rhino.

It was then time to say goodbye to my clients as they leave us and continue on with their travels.

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