Monday, September 12, 2016

On Safari With Amanda and Kara From 8 September 2016

8 September 2016

Today Kara and myself collected 10 guests from the USA. 

After a long journey we all settled in to our lodge relaxing sitting on the deck overlooking the sabie river.

Early night all round for an early start tomorrow on a morning drive.

9 September 2016

We set off with our breakfast packs and entered through Paul Kruger gate excited for our drive. Our guests were excited at every single animal we came across, zebras,  kudus, warthogs and impalas.

We came across a Verreaux's eagle owl sitting in her nest and later saw 5 southern ground hornbills walking across the road. 

A drive down watergat and lying flat was an old male lion, looking so old we had to actually check to see if he was still breathing, we didn't need to worry he slowly sat up and just as quickly flopped down lazily! 

Temperatures rising to the high 30's we headed back to the lodge for lunch before our guests went on a sunset drive! 

10 September 2016

Today Amanda and I decided to show the guests a different area of the park to where we drove the first day. And for me too it was a new area to explore and it ended up quite a adventure and seeing a few new and interesting things.

We entered in at Paul Kruger gate and headed to Tchokwane. On our way in we started out by seeing a pair of crowned hornbills which is quite special to see.

Especially because I love birds. Past that we got 2 males sleeping next to a lake with impalas drinking near by.

We also had good luck getting a leopard with a kill up in a tree and lions a bit away.

Right after baboons spotted the lions and successfully drove them away along the river.

While stopping for coffee at Tchokwane we were lucky to see African Clawless Otter swimming in the river.

A breathtaking day of good birding, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, blue wildebeests and cat sightings.

While perfect weather after a very hot week. The animals and all off us are really hoping this windy weather is bringing rain!

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