Glenda & SO arrived at Olifants this afternoon after being in Bateleur where there is no mobile phone reception.
We had a long chat and her observations so far;
The tourists in the North are very friendly, no YR spotted, but the YR did get some interest from a lady who wanted to know whether the YR meant something like "just married" - to which Glenda's SO replied, no, sopas geskei (tr = just divorced)
The bird sightings were very good which she will report in more detail when she returns.
They had a very unusual sighting at one of the dams at Bateleur - in the water, there are dead trees and stumps. They witnessed late in the afternoon how hundreds of bats emerged from these stumps and trees in the dam - she said that she had taken quite a number of pictures of this.
Glenda also remarked that once they crossed the Tropic of Capricorn, the visitors were far less friendly than what they experienced in the deep North. General game sightings did become more frequent however.
Tomorrow they are meeting with Jazil and Salva at Satara. We wait in anticipation for a further report.
As we were talking, she waxed lyrical about the hippo's who were grunting in the river below. Luckily she did not "make" me listen. Thank you for being merciful to those who are less fortunate......