So today we were moving from Kalahari Tented Camp to Urikaruus.
And although we really love KTC we were looking forward to be back to that special camp again.
As we had to pack all our stuff back into the car,we were not the first one leaving the camp.
We stopped at Craig Lockhardt.
Here the waterhole was really busy with Oryx, Springboks, one Hartebeest and a little later a herd of Wildebeest.
I have to say, we never saw so many Oryx like we did this year.
Sometimes 10-15 in one spot Larger View Larger View
Later we saw Oryx again at the 13th borehole.
Such beautiful animals... Larger View
And along the way to Urikaruus, some Crowned Plower with Chicks.
So, so cute... Larger View
Of course we stopped at the Hyena den, but no activity
We arrived at Urikaruus early afternoon.
Marius came down with a little smile ." Hi guys welcome back!"
He showed us our new home for the next nights, hut #4.
So we unpacked the car, made a coffee and enjoyed the fantastic view to the waterhole.
Later that afternoon we went for an afternoon drive.
We wanted to see if the Hyenas were busy now. But nothing...
Instead we discovered two Bat-eared Foxes about 2 kilometres north of the den. Larger View Larger View
Slowly we reached the boreholes.
13th nothing, 14th nothing....
In the morning we had seen an AWC north of the 14th borehole. Unfortunately the only spot where you were able to take a decent pic from, was blocked by one
car.... So we decided to better drive on....
By the way, we were pretty sure that we saw that Wildcat the year before as well near the 14th borehole, and so we called her "Missy of the 14th"
We made a joke: "Just let us have a look if the cat is still in her tree!"
And we were surprised that she was indeed still there. Just moved a bit out of the sun. Larger View
Now it was time to return back to the camp.
We stopped at the Hyena den again.
It was already getting darker. This time we saw one of the bigger Hyenas, but not the young one.
But hey we will be here for a couple of nights, so we will give it another chance the next day... Larger View
It was already 7.20 pm when we handed Marius our permit.
We were busy preparing our dinner, when I heard the call of a Jackal close by.
Wait there must be something at the waterhole.
I grabbed the torch and there she was, the Urikaruus leopard at the waterhole.
By then the Jackal sounded as he was nearly getting an heat attack.
Unbelievable, it was only 7.34 pm and we had a Leopard at the waterhole
These are the surprises of the Kalahari.