Monday, November 2, 2015

On Safari With Karen 30 October 2015

30 October 2015
On our last morning drive we encountered some new animals of this tour. We saw a klipspringer on top of the rocks as well as a hyena which was still awake at this late hour. Well, late for a hyena anyways, as for us it was still before breakfast. She was hanging around her den and it looked like she was waiting for the arrival of the rest of her clan as she was looking around expectantly.
Our second highlight was seeing a group of seven southern ground hornbills. They are very rare and critically endangered so it is a treat to see them at all. But what made it special was that two of them were singing. Well, a hornbill's sound is not really singing, but they were calling out together. As the only car present we were able to enjoy it without background noise.
Other interesting sightings: two separate elephant bulls, plenty white rhinos, a very large buffalo herd crossing in front and behind us, blue wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, kudus, a warthog mum with piglets (sooooo cute), impalas and vervet monkeys.

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