At last! Sorry for the delay guys but finally here are the pictures for my 5 day trip up to Letaba and Satara in May.
We started of on the Friday Morning and did not see anything spectacular. Of course the plan was to enter at Numbi or at least Pabemi but due to the fact that I have the classical inlaws who take 3 hours of makeup to go to the Park I had to cut it a bit and enter through Kruger Gate.
We did not see anything on the 10 km or so to Skukuza and of course we had to then visit the "Coffee Shop" at Skukuza. The coffee was good as it always is and as the rest went on sipping in what can only be described as "chilly" weather I went looking for "stuff" I didn't find anything accept this poor bat. I can't say what happened to it but it was laying on the table under the tree by the river.
We crossed the low water bridge at Sand River and found this little fellow on the bridge. The picture is a bit deceiving as he is only about 30 cm in length.
As is usual with Kruger there is always something to see. We spotted lion on the way to Tshokwane as well as leopard. The lion were so far I couldn't get any sort of decent shot and the leopard was gone before any camera's could be used.
Of course at Thsokwane the inlaws had to have the obligatory toilet break. We soon traveled onward and found this giraffe at Mzhiti waterhole.
The park was ver dry so lots fo activity at the waterhole. We spotted this Saddle Billed Stork at the water as well.
On our way to Thsokwane I was lucky to spot three of these on a dirt road. One of those that turn of to a windmill.
I cannot remember which one but the mom simply left them behind and ran into the bush. The just sat there and "squeecked" like mice. Must have had the fright of their lives when my trusty double cabby with 19" wheels came rolling down on them.
I still don't know how I spotted them but this little bird must be about the size of a 5 rand coin. When they sit still they are almost impossible to spot from a car. We moved away about 20 meters and mom came back to fetch them... So all ended well. Just to give an idea... The "rocks" that the bird is standing on is actually sand from the gravel road.
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The object of live is not to go gently into the grave in a well preserved body but rather to go skidding in kindof sideways, full of bruises and blue marks saying: "HOLY CRAP!!! WHAT A RIDE!!!"
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