Good evening! It is Monday, the 20th of February at 19:00 o’clock. We arrived on Friday the 17th, nearly as promised. We are staying only for one week and Dom is not with us. It sleeps in its storage, still waiting for the right time to come. Hopefully it will be between the 2nd and 25th of May. M. is starting new venture from the beginning of May, there is Hifa in Harare on last week of April, and my mother is going overseas very early this year, on 25th of May. Huh! I know everything is tight, and hope that it will all be possible.
We went to down south Ethiopia for Christmas (no KNP at school Holidays). It was beautiful, interesting, vanishing Africa, but our souls and hearts were in KNP.
So many things happened since September but all for the good. We bought a new house (smaller) and renovated it (without nerve breakdown) and managed to sell our big one. It is all for the easier Officeinthebushveld.
Our new home is ready. Now, we still need to move in it. It is finished, cleaned and just waiting for us. But we could not resist and booked ourselves, just for a week.
I might be very late with the postings but promised to do it for nearly every day of our stay.
On Friday, KNP as beautiful as ever, has faithfully waited for us at 42C. We spent the first night in Bergendal, and then drove to Crocodile Bridge. One could not see much damage in this part of the park. Saturday was overcast and not THAT hot. S25 is not jet completely open as Biyamiti causeway is broken. Apparently, it is still there but one can’t drive onto it. So, we decided to take the tar road all over. Mistake, as usual! People reported lions and Leopard on Bume road. Tar was a cool drive, nice sightings and then breakfast and Nkhulu. Good thing that there was not many cars around.
Arrived at CB at hot part of the day and really enjoyed the stay. Cottages are upgraded, fridges have cages around them (important if one wants to save one’s supper), and there is the toaster. KNP is well kept but those little things make one’s spirit high up.
There will be pictures from Saturday drive. Will post Sunday Tomorrow.
The whole troup of baboons were up the fig ( I think ) tree.
KNP is still licking its wounds. Demage very visible, but everybody is doing their best.
This was done in one night, but Sabie is back to normal , looks so tame.
These two hippoes were fighting is Sabie river. We could hear the noise from the road We once had hippoes fighting ( in Kafue ) near our tent. I can tell you it was frightening , as bad as lions roar in ones ear.
This guy was our last Saturday sighting. CB camp was in front of us, as well as all the goodies which follow the nice game drive.
Regards from OB (without DOM)