We stayed at Mopanie from the 23rd until the 29 of Dec. When we arived at bungalow no.13 I was so joyfully overwhelmed to find that there is no need for lawnmovers like the other camps, cause our bungalow was surrounded by bosveld, just the way I like it.
When we stood on the deck overlooking Pioneer dam I had to catch my breath cause I have never never seen such a big, full dam in Kruger. Wow
All I could think of was 'With such a big dam comes lots of hippo and crocks.' YES..YES...YES
After the evening braai we took our camping chairs and went looking for a lekker spot next to the fence. We found the perfect spot were there was no human sounds and sat there for +/- 3 hours watching the fire-flies and recording the night sounds. It's amazing how the moon reflects on the dam and that we could see for miles into the darkness. Every now and then we switched the dvd cam on night view just to see what the hippos are doing. Yesterday I edited the footage and was shocked to find that out of 2 hours of recording I only had 1min. of hippo conversations
. Why is it that they become so shy the moment you press record
. We recorded a whole lot of night sounds, but for now put up the sound, sit back and enjoy: The hippo's of Mopanie...
I noticed with a slow connection like mine you have to open the link and leave it to download first before you listen, otherwise it seems like there are breaks in the sound.