Monday, September 12, 2016

On Safari With Mark From 5 September 2016

5 September 2016

After collecting hugh and Cathy from the airport, it was us on our way to Mopani camp for the night.

The highlight of the drive had to be the landscape and first Animal (Impala) sighting.

After checking in, we sat having a cold one and catching up on all the news since our previous safari.

6 September 2016

The drive up to Doctors house and the Pafuri Boarder camp was amazing and the two highlights had to be the herd of buffalo (+-300), that crossed the road in front of us, heading for a drink.

Second highlight was spotting a male leopard in a wild fig tree that was lying enjoying a snooze. This approximately 2kms from shingwetzi.

Our final highlight and I believe might be one of the top two highlights of the tour is arriving at Pafuri Boarder camp. It's an amazing camp, steeped in history of the miners and the support staff.

7 September 2016

Highlights today had to be the sunrise over the luvhvhu River at crooks corner as well as the many different nyala sightings along the river.

It's an amazing safari, as time can be spent observing every species (even down to the common Impala herds) and what they do.  

8 September 2016

Spending many days in the same area is great as we got to find and watch different groups of animals in different areas as we drove the same loops in a daily basis.

Amazing to see the amount of healthy livestock on the sandveld areas. Groups of Impala, waterbuck, kudu, blue wildebeest, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, nyala and warthog were spotted.

9 September 2016

One of the highlights has to be the single sharps Greysbok, that was lurking in a magic qwari bush approximately 2m off the road. We stopped and took photos and this little guy didn't worry at all about our presence.

Further to this we spotted a herd of 8 Eland in the riverbed drinking water. This was fantastic to see, although a distance away we could clearly see the difference
between the bull and the cow. Lazily, they moved off out of sight.

10 September 2016

time for us to change camp from the pafuri boarder camp down to Punda Mari. One of the highlights while traveling down was the group of ostrich that was spotted by us. All females but very alert as there was very strong winds and the animals had to rely on sight to keep them out of harms way.

The other highlight had to be, the buffalo carcass that was found right next to the road with many white back vultures feeding on it. Great photo opportunity for our guests.



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