Hi guys I am back from an UNFORGETABLE trip to KNP..I took some leave
First of all I want to give thanks to my Creator, Lord and Saviour for blessing me with the most AWESOME trip ever.. I hope you guys can agree with me that this was a trip for the record-books.
Hope you enjoi
We found Lions three times, once it was a group of nomadic males, second time a pride lying in the grass..The third time we were the second car to arrive at a pride whom has just taken down a large Buffalo bull and saw them feasting for about three days on the carcass..
Not as many as expected.. Luckily got charged only once
But saw a huge herd crossing the road with lots of baby's..
We saw Cheetah twice and was a rare suprize..First time we saw it was stalking a impala but to no avail..The second time we were the first car to arrive at a kill where a mother nd 4 cubs were feeding, we were the only car there for abou a hour and was truly an amazing find..The werent even 2 meters off the road..
We found them only once but they ran infront of our car for about 20km and we followed them for about 3 hours..At one stage they ran exactly on the road where the lions made the kill so we followed to see the interaction..One wild dog when smelling the meat of the bufallo dashed in that direction but quickly turned around when a large male lion stood up.The lions didnt do much and the wild dogs quickly ran away..Truly an awesome sight--Wild dog and Lion is the same shot..
Unfortunatly we only saw one Leapord and it was a bit far for a photo..But still breathtaking sight
Not as much as usual but a few big ones..
Saw a few lying around and one each night around the fence of the camp.
Saw alot of Buffalo..One night they completely surrounded our camp..
We saw Rhino twice and both times it was very close to the road,actualy walking across right infront of our car
Well that takes care of the super six:Lion, Leopard,Hyena,Cheetah,Wild dog and Crocodiles
As well as the big 5..
Other animals:Bushbuck,Klipspringer,Impala(of course),Waterbuck,Kudu,Steenbok.Blue wildebeest,Nyala,Tree Squirrel,Lesse-bushbaby,Banded mongoose, Blackbacked jackal,Baboons,African wildcat, Large-spotted genet(in day time)
BIRDS:Starling, Long-tailed-paradise-whydah,Oxpecker, Southern ground hornbill, Southern yellow-billed and red-billed hornbill, African grey hornbill, Red-backed shrike, Southern carmine bee-eater, Little bee-eater, black flycatcher, Magpie shrike, Emerald-spotted wood-dove, Kori bustard, Lilac-breasted roller, Crested francolin, Swainsons spurfowl, Natal francolin, Bearded woodpecker, Cardinal woodpecker, Burchells coucal, Woodland kingfisher, Giant kingfisher, Crested barbet, Grey go-away-bird,Black crake, Red-billed teal, Comb duck, White-faced duck, Gey heron, Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, Marabou stork,Woolly-necked, Saddle-billed stork, Helmeted guineafowl,Hadedah Ibis, Crowned lapwing, Blacksmith lapwing, Three-banded plover, water thick-knee, Gabar goshawk, Lesser kestrel,Little sparrowhawk,Black-shouldered kite,Bateleur, African hawk-eagle, Wahlbergs eagle, African fish-eagle, Martial eagle, Tawny eagle, Secretarybird,Lappet-faced vulture,Cape vulture,Pearl-spotted owl
I hope you guys found this some good reading and very complete..
I did do all my Forum duties and waved at every single-car I saw and a few older folks came and told me they can genuinly see I am a true nature lover and very polite and I smahed all their thoughts about young-people on vacation alone..
Hi to all my new friends I made!!
Would you guys ming giving my trip a rating out of ten
and if you feel I did a good job maybe a vote for a Kudu please.
Thanx (o and I will try and post some pictures here of my trip over the next couple of days)