Monday, November 23, 2015

On Safari With Shannon and Amanda From 19 November 2015

19 November 2015

Our safari journey started 6:00am entering Numbi Gate with our guests. After having a wonderful breakfast we were ready to set out for the day.

We encountered numerous sightings of buffalo with a herd of 400+ crossing over the road.

Our journey just got better from there on. We had a number of zebra and giraffe and had the privilege of seeing an albino elephant!!!

To top it all on our way down to camp we sat and watched a meter long blind snake work its way into a termite mound! Fascinating!!!!!

Our girl power team with our humorous guests managed to make this a fun and unforgettable safari.

On the afternoon drive we had beautiful sable on Shabeni Koppies and more of Dennis's favorite animal, the kudu which he calls " Big Ass Deer".

Success is a good word to sum up how our day went! 

20 November 2015

Todays journey started off with a lovely drive down the Napi after entering numbi gate at 6:00 am. We made our way down to Pk where we could grab a quick cup of coffee. While traveling down the Napi we heard the Woodlands kingfisher that indicated that summer has arrived!!

We traveled down to Shithave or as dennis our guest called it " Shit-I- have." We witnessed two waterbuck challenging each other where after the herd chased the less dominant male around. We had a Hippo in the water making its way up for some air while watching a croc sun bathe in the sun. 

We also had a herd of zebra next to the road with a foal. After time caught up with us we decided to move on down the road and had to be a chameleons body guard while it was crossing the road. We had a small herd of mountain reedbuck and warthog that we could watch while they made their way towards Pk rocks.

Traveling down towards Mestel dam we had a nice sighting of buffalo "daggaboys" just hanging around. We witnessed the first two lambs of impala of the season just down the Mestel road.

We headed out on our afternoon drive in which we had a awesome time noticing all the small things of the bush. We had giraffe in the road with some zebra and sat and watched a troop of baboons for 30min in which we realized that they are quite entertaining animals! 

A great day taking in a lot of things and yet again just success can be used to sum our day up! 

21 November 2015

Great start to the day...rain rain and more rain but this didn't deter us or the guests we headed out ponchos in tow.

Napi road gave us lovely giraffe, zebra and very nice mountain reedbuck! Further down we watched three male elephants enjoying the rain and the cool air.

Driving into the rain we were surprised to see hyenas lying by the side of the road close to their den also enjoying the coolness of the morning.

A quick drive up mantikenyane lookout point and the guests enjoyed the fantastic view and great selfie time (selfie stick courtesy of Shannon!!)

After a nice coffee break at skukuza we headed up full of anticipation of finding lions and as luck had it after much searching we found three, two who were mating roughly 200metres in from the road under a macula tree.

We came across a martial eagle perched high in a tree on the way back for a quick lunch.

With rain clouds building in the distance we headed back to camp and were surprised to come across a huge herd of buffalo on the dirt road crossing heading for an afternoon drink..

Heading back to the gate a light rain started with thunder clapping above us...300metres down the road the heavens opened with beautiful rain followed by hailstones!!! We drove as quick as we could along the dirt road back to camp arriving safely wet and exhilarated.

Another great fun day in the best place on earth.. Kruger National Park.

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