Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On Safari With Robbie 24 - 25 January 2016

24 January 2016

Arriving in the Park with Ben and Marius a large cloud build was noticed and we began to think the horrid drought of the last couple months may break but to no avail ! Little did we know what was going to happen on day 2!

The afternoon drive consisted of no less than 13 mammal species, with the highlight being 2 beautiful male lions sighted very close to the road and they were followed close to us on the move!!!

25 January 2016

Today setting out at 4-30 am it was not long before rain started to fall and it almost brought a rejoicing dance to most species from tiny to huge!

We counted 25 leopard tortoises drinking water off the tar road almost as if this was their last chance of survival! Chameleons were also in abundance as well as Duikers, Steenbok and Klipspringers coming to drink!

The morning highlight was the Hyena clan in their absolute element charging around in the rain!

Collecting team USA brought us incredible luck with classic big 5 sightings! We actually got Lion, W Rhino and Buffalo all within 200 m of each other!!!!

The highlight however was the massive thunder, rain and lightening storm which hit at 16-55 pm!!!

This could be the most welcomed rain Kruger has seen in a while and it lasted for 3 hours!!!!

Looking forward to tomorrow!

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