Monday, May 23, 2016

On Safari With Gert From 20 May 2016

20 May 2016

We started a new Safari today with Anna and Maya from Boston. We were quite lucky with the weather as it was fairly cool and overcast, which assisted with some good animal sightings.

We were exceptionally fortunate to find all of the Big 5 as well as Cheetah within one drive, which is almost unheard of!

The highlights of these sightings were a mother White Rhino with a year old calf grazing close by, Elephant feeding right next to the road!

The best of our cat sightings were undoubtedly the Lions, as these were a mating pair. They were taking a break a when we found them, but male and female were lying close together and about 5 meters off the road when we found them!

Certainly a good introduction to the Park and hopefully just a taste of what's in store the next few days!

21 May 2016

We headed out on our drive this morning after an early breakfast amidst cool but clear conditions. After all the cats and excitement of yesterday, our day belonged to all the animals we haven't seen very well so far! We had very good general game sightings and one of the highlights of the day was one of our many giraffe sightings, where we had a female browsing right next to us and even 2 quite young calves inquisitively staring at us and their surroundings! We had several breeding herds of Elephant cross the road today and could not ask for more or better Elephant sightings!

We also had many different Buffalo sightings including one very large herd with a few youngsters, crossing the road in front of us!


We had a spectacular end to our drive with the full moon rising over the lowveld as we approached camp.

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