Hello Arks. This was our first time at Shimuwini and we had decided to stay here after reading your report on Shimuwini. We were in cottage 9
Hi Macho Mouse – we have had wonderful luck with cats but have not seen wild dogs in five years and will give up some of the cat sightings to see roan, caracal and a honey badger in KNP. I’m not complaining though as each trip has its special moments and there is always something to return for.
Thank you Elsa.
The next two days were to be spent at Bateleur, one of our favourite camps. On checking in we got the customary “welcome home” from Lazarus. On the first afternoon drive we were lucky to see the Sharpe’s Grysbok near Silvervis dam.
The next morning we headed towards Babalala hoping to find Sable and Roan, no such luck but did see another Grysbok on the H1-6. We returned to Bateleur on the S52 and in the midday sun came across another LOG. Spent a good hour with the cat. Very lucky to see our fourth LOG for this trip. (Sorry Macho Mouse
At first it just seemed to be strolling along,
Then went into stalk mode as there were impala ahead
Then disappeared behind some bushes and was not seen for about 15 minutes and the impala were edgy all the time and snorting. We waited expectantly for this burst of energy to erupt from behind the bushes………..
………but the impala crossed the road and moved off.
Shortly thereafter the cat reappeared 10 meters ahead of where we were parked, crossed the road and settled down under a tree for about twenty minutes,
Then got up and disappeared into the distance.