Well... Here is our first full day in Kruger's Report.
A day to remember!!!
Woke up at 5am. Set off at 6:15 heading for Mestel Dam. On the Numbi Gate road we spotted Buffalo.
Mestell dam had nothing for us, so we head off along the S1 to Phabeni gate. along the S1 we saw Tsesebe(at S25 06 12.3 E31 13 49.3), kudu, White Rhino, Zebra, Steenbok, Blue Wildebeest, Giraffe. Road between S1 and Phabeni Gate, Hippo running in the bushes, giraffe. Added Pins to Phabeni Gate Sightings board.
Headed of along the S3 and saw Buffalo, Vultures and NOTHING ELSE, very still road.
Stopped off at Kruger Gate. No Sightings board to fill. Headed to Sukuza along the H11 and stopped of at Lake Panic. Saw Hippo, Crocs, Bushbuck and a variety of birds.
At Skukuza we had Lunch. Take away shoppy is reasonably priced, but their Cooldrinks are DAMN expensive.
Headed back to Pretorius Kop along the H1-1 and Saw Lions, blue wildebeest and Elephant. Turned off to transport damn on the way and saw 9 Giraffes and a lone hippo and fish eagle.
Sow here we are with 4 of the big5 + a rare antelpe (Tsesebe) in one day and still a night drive to go...
On the night drive we saw the following:
Rhino, Zebra, Kudu, Lichtensteins Hartebeest, Duiker, Reedbuck, scrub hare, baboons, porcupine and finally the CLIMAX!!! Leopard!!!
That made it Big5 in one day Plus numerous rare antelope, best of all... I had pics to prove all of it
This leopard had no tail and is apparently the dominant male around the Pretoriuskop boulder. Spent about 40 minutes with him before we had to go back to camp.
What and Awesome start to our trip.
Here's the complete list:
Thats an Awesome list for any first complete day. Yesteday did not count since we only got here in the afternoon.
Now on my hope to see list is Cheetah and Wild Dog and some of the other antelopes...
I wish everybody in Kruger or on their way to Kruger a first day like ours...
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