Good Evening again…at least tonight I can blog with hundred of bugs around ….not millions like a few days ago~but I can survive with these few around!
To the comments…again…and I thank you all for reading and commenting…and a warm welcome again to the new readers and commentars! I really appreciate it! DocD, Im not sure, but can check the setting for the LBR pic…I put the cam on program P and it does it all for me! Tjoppa, so sorry I will miss your famous potjie…but October we are going to Cape Town, no Kruger for me…have my daughters wedding and that will definately take up all our time! Erika, wow, a LBR with a snake….must have been awesome to watch! Green Widow I can tell you that Engel (GW) has so many things to sort out…after moving house he was not there for a while….and I think you can imagine how much stuff hes got…..screws, nails, fishing gear, gadgets…millions of them….at least he is home for a few days before he flies out to South America again…hopefully it will all be in place when I get back home! I will get to your other comment later! Madeleine..I would rather have these bugs than a snake in my bed or even here in my camp! I will try your recipe of cloves on the fire and see what happens! Also, Mike and Delene, I have my Citronella lamps burning, but far away from my camp…these bugs were all over it! Rusky, nice to hear from you again, hope you have an awesome trip in India…cant imagine how many birds you will add to your list! Danie and Alma Steyn, so sorry I forgot to add the pic of Nsemani Dam…just for you, here is one that I tried to take this am! Not a great pic and already 10 days without rain, but still full!
Annette (click click) so glad you got some nice sightings on your way out….and to you and Kitwebun…..the guy that went off the road at the Leopard and lion sightings was reported by someone who took pics….I met up with Mobi (the traffic cop) again and he was very proud to tell me that he went looking for this guy and found him at the car wash! A R3000 fine was given! I really appreciate seeing and hearing that some camps like Satara is doing all they can to curb this behaviour! Well done to all! JenE @cullinan…glad you liked the prezzie of the LBR! Unlike me, I wont have a little thingie from Engel to open tomorrow, but then maybe Kruger will give me something special…who knows! Marelize and Hennie, who wants to see lions when you can see leopards! 3 sightings, wow…..and wilddogs! Im glad you had a good time and maybe meet you again soon! Rika Grobbelaar, I dont have my book here, but think that you are referring to an African Wood Pigeon….real beautiful colors! I also sat for a long time wathcing the first one I saw! Jaycee (MIL) the bugs are still around, just not as many as before….wish they would just get away….I dont have the exact figures but according to my “secretary” Fathima we have had almost 900 individuals commenting on the blog from almost 40 countries! Jay, thanks for following My Dream from Day 1….a book…who knows what the feature holds! DeleneD, so the cat is out of the bag…..yes, tomorrow is my birthday! Will take it slow and unfortunately its my last full day at Satara until I pack up again on Wednesday and moving to Maroela camp on Thursday!
Back to today! I took a very long drive…all the way up on the tar road towards Olifants, then turn off on the Ngotso Weir road and down the Old Main road (think the S90)….sightings of the usual were in abundance…Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Giraffe, Elephant and Buffs all over….then I found something again that I know is special to Engel…and especially for him again…Rhino….on the turn off to the Timbavati road..2 of them next to the road!
Then just after I turned off onto the Ngotso Weir, must say the area still looked very dry…I found another Rhino…this one with quiet a big horn…he really did not like me distrubing his snooze!
Then nothing, not even a car insight, but I enjoyed the bush, being by myself and just taking in the smells of Kruger….then all opened up…such vast areas of nothing…but I had to stop and look at the sea of flowers!
Not long after I found these 2 Steenbuck….the male was really in the mood for a romantic morning, but his wife, fiance, girlfriend would have nothing to do with him! Shame even his tongue was hanging out!
I returned to camp by 11″30 and it was already a very hot day….lots of clouds in the sky, but still no rain. Think the area up North from here need a lot more before winter time!
Played a bit of scrabble with Fathima and then my internet went on the blink…again….read my book and had a snoze and by 4pm I was ont he road again….still very hot…sure I would not see any animals in this heat…once again…I say, must be better to open the gates later and close them later…I took the S100 and apart from a few Giraffe , Impala and Wildebeest nothing around! Turned around after an hour and took the road back to camp…still the same animals, but I did find this small herd of buffs trying to cool off in a pool of water.
As I returned to camp Tibby came around for a quick chat….glad you saw the lions today….and hope you have many more great sighting on your stay here! Then a quick call from Engel.and Im done with this blog tonight…as said many times before…not a very exciting day for you with cats and dogs….but to me…another magic day in Kruger!