Friday, February 19, 2016

On Safari With Gert From 18 February 2016

18 February 2016

This afternoon, we were joined on Safari by Mariana and Brian.

We entered the park at about 12:30 in fairly hot conditions; not the best for a game drive, but took our chances anyway!

The first animals we found, as is so often the case, was a small herd of Impala consisting of females and young. We found a few more of these, including a few bachelor herds along the way.

We also found a very large Blue Wildebeest bull, trying his best to hide in the shade of a rather flimsy Silver cluster leaf.

We had a quick lunch break at a nearby camp, after which we carried on to our accommodation for the night.

After lunch we found a few different families of Kudu and some small herds of Zebra, one of them accompanied by a couple of large Waterbuck bulls.

The highlights of the afternoon was a breeding herd of elephant quite close to the road, one of the adult females allowing us a very good view, as she was very relaxed and feeding next to us. We also caught a few glimpses of a young calf, just about a year old a little further into the bush.

We were also lucky enough to find 2 female Giraffe, one of which was feeding close to the road enabling us to get a good view of her specialized, feeding methods, before slowly moving off, following her companion further into the bush.

After check in the guests went on a sunset drive during which they were lucky enough to find a female White Rhino accompanied by her very young calf!

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