13 December 2015
Summer is definitely here.. not only are the Woodlands kingfishers calling but the real feel temperature was 51°!!
My new guests arrived the day before at skukuza airport. We took a short drive to skukuza camp along the way a beautiful nyala bull stood in the road watching us before heading off into the bush.
We stayed at buhala lodge just outside the Kruger sitting on the deck watching a lone buffalo wander along the banks of the crocodile river.
well rested we headed out for an early morning drive, thankfully a cooler day today with the promise of rain. Lots of impala babies following their mothers, then a light rain came and we sat and watched as at least 5 impalas ran around trotting and jumping all excited as the rain came, very nice to see.
My guests desperately wanted to see lions.. so I headed off to where I'd heard they were, we drove for an hour and then came across two of the most handsome young lions I'd seen, my guests could hardly contain themselves as we sat with only one other vehicle. One of the lions moved to another bush and to our delight started calling not more than 10m away from us the sound reverberating through us.
On the journey back we came across some adorable hyena babies of different ages just lying relaxing on the side of the road very special to see.
After the heat of the previous day the animals came out of hiding and to enjoy the cool temperature. Lots of elephants, zebras and kudu....the leopard still eludes us.. but there's always tomorrow!