First of all , apologies for being so rude and not replying in this topic until now
Secondly , thanks all for the kind words
Here goes .
Day number - unsure
Headed up the tar again towards Tshokwane being very greedy and hoping to spot our spotted friends again .
The drive to Tshokwane was pretty quiet , although there are always birds about (start ticking people its addictive) .
If anyone can show me any mammal with colouring like this I will eat my hat
The drive back from Tshokwane was much better , the Muntshe lions where busy stalking a huge herd of Zebra and widebeest wanting to drink at the waterhole .
This female was standing right near our car , and she pounced at a group of zebra , but it was a very wishy washy effort on her part and they escaped easily .
There where a few oldish cubs with the pride , and they sniffed about where the zebras were standing , they seemed far more interested in the goings on than did there parents .
After this , and once all the game had moved off , the pride went into a deep section of bush a little further from the road .
After some time a Warthog slowly walked straight into the middle of them , although lucky for him , there hunting skills are either lacking , or they had a very bad hair day !
After spotting them he came flying up the hill towards us , If he went any faster I think he could have become airborn .
I was taking a lot of phots as he came towards us thinking I was about to get a great shot of a lioness chasing him down , but they did not bother to chase him
so much for saying predators will chase you if you run
After that , we decided that the pride of leo's was not about to provide us with any entertainment , so headed back to camp for lunch .
The afternoon drive saw us heading back up towards muntshe (If it aint broke , don't fix it I always say , and the H10 certainly was providing sightings .)
Some white fronted bee eaters in the vicinity of the sabie river .
We went up to see if the lions had produced a kill , but they had dissapeared altogether .
We went back via the mlondozi loop around the back of the mountain , and guess who we found
OUr spotted friends where hunting in the vicinity of the mlondozi dam .
Before this shot , we found them walking up the road away from the dam , and after a brief view they ran off into the bush .
We decided to go look at the dam viewpoint in the hope of finding duke (We tried a fair bit without luck) .
After this I said to Lynne that I was sure we would find them again further along the road , and after about a 30 minute search up and down the road Lynne spotted one of them .
This was an outstanding sighting as they kept running from anthill to anthill , then getting up onto a mound and while scanning the area , they would call(chirp) to the others .
We where the only car in the area , and the stillness of the bush , with only the sounds of the 3 cheetah calling to each other was an incredible experience .
We managed to watch them for about 15 minutes before our time was up , and headed back to camp .
What a day