And how right you are..Gunner!
We left quite early in the morning....I suddenly realised that we were already in our second half of our stay in Kruger and that was not a happy thought. We saw loads of animals and birds on our way to Skukuza. We had a quick bite to eat for lunch and while So was having yet again an afternoon nap I walked around the camp. I really enjoyed watching the bats under the thatched roof at the takeaway restaurant. There were lizards and butterflies everywhere. Marabou storks flew overhead. I then rounded the afternoon off with a shopping spree of note in the shop. I remember thinking to myself that that would teach my SO to spend the afternoon sleeping.
The afternoon drive was very productive indeed . We started off at Lake Panic. There were hippos and loads of birds. Also loads of photographers with really huge lenses. The hide was a bit crowded so we left and not far along the road we eventually saw a leopard. He was lying right next to the side of the road. Just before we drew up alongside him he popped his head up. The car that was driving in front of us did not see it. This leopard was all ours
We were now very happy. Now we had narrowed the wish list down to wild dog, rhino and hyena.
I cannot remember where we saw the following but we came across an antelope carcass with terrapins ( I think that is what they are called) feeding on it. Ugh !
We saw plenty of water monitors ( newbie for me ! )
as well as a lovely sighting of a klipspringer
Then we came came across a long row of cars in front of us. We guessed that something must be on the go and what ensued was absolute chaos. There was a lioness with her 2 cubs walking in the road. The first few cars were being really well behaved by keeping their distance when all of a sudden the cars from behind us just overtook and pushed their way in front. I actually could not believe what was happening. Well the lioness took one look at this car and promptly walked into the bushes with her cubs hot on her heels. So some jerk
had spoilt the sighting for everybody. Unfortunately for me but luckily for him I did not get his registration number.
We must have been about ten minutes out of camp when we came across a spotted hyena lying next to the side of the road. Another one ticked of the wish list
All in all we had a great day in Kruger.....we rounded the day off with a really tasty meal at Selati Restaurant
13-15th Oct Kgalagadi Lodge
16th Oct - Twee Rivieren
17-19 Oct - Urikaruus.