So lets get back to busines, even though I have been a memeber of many forums pictures really arent my thing so I decided just to post cliclable thumbnails.
So after going through the gate, the anticipation of seeing your first animal is always there and when I was a little kid my mother always used to give the 1st person to see an animal 5bucks, so I duely got that going again.
Not far on the tar road from orpen to satara we spotted our first animal which was a beautiful giraffe crossing the road.
So we carry on slow along the road where we see the usual impala groups scattered every where, we also came accross 2 beautiful female kudu(unfortunately I couldnt get a good picture), we also came accross a small herd of female waterbuck. Now after a few couple different game sightings you can feel the tension building while every one is think about seeing there 1st big sighting
We came accross a huge herd of eliphants that had just been playing in the mud, it was a really big heard with lots of youngsters, we sat there for quite a while and watched them peacfully. This was my favourite pic
After moving on we came accross 2 male buffalo's right next to the road, I always love the expressions on a buffies face when they are chewing some grass, its almost like they are saying "are you looking at me"
We carry on towards satara where we will stop for some lunch, we pass some more impala, and a male elephant enjoying a scratch against a tree while showing off his manhood
We also saw quite a big heard of buffalo but they were to far off for my camera.
We then came accross our 1st sighting of the bushveld buddies, the zebra and wildebeast, they make such a nice couple
We then arrivedat satara and enjoyed a nice toasted sarmie and off we were again
We came accross alot more impala and lots more zebra and wildebeast, we also saw a beautiful bataleur and a pair of secretary birds in the distance.
we rounded a small bend in the road and came accross our 1st kruger traffice jam, and 2 our delight on a small hill there we 3 cheetah one walking around and spraying while you could just see the heads of the other 2 above the grass
After that the game quietened down a bit until the high level olifants bridge, where there some elephants were going down to the river, we duely got out on the bridge and watched them splash around in the water
After enjoying the beautiful view on the bridge we carried on towards olifants as the light started to dull a bit. We arived at the quiet camp and checked into bungalow 89(if I remember correctly) right on the perimeter overlooking the river
All in all I really enjoyed the 1st day and we also saw Rhino but Im not going to say where or post and pictures just to be safe
The next days trip will follow soon