Thanks Kamadejo and Micetta, I'm needing to get on now, have the other report on the go too...., so let me show you some more
This morning we went north and decided to do a couple of the loops.
Driving through the Dalkeith loop we soon spotted some cars on the opposite end.
The reason why was soon to be seen...lions, beautiful lions enjoying the attention
Further along, Daddy was enjoying the balance of a Wildebeest kill. This was the old male which is seen so often, he has the broken jaw, but he is for sure in good condition
While SO was having the usual afternoon nap, I got the usual itchy feet and went for a drive. I love these moments, going along slowly, sometimes stopping for nothing but silence , smells and views.
I watched these wildebeest for a long while, all in single file and on a mission somewhere. What I had not realised was that further down the road around the bend there were other cars also watching. But, they were watching what I was not aware of. A cheetah stalking this herd. No wonder all the babies were huddled up closely between the adults
This was my quick glimpse of the cheetah who crossed the road and proceeded over the dunes. I did not see her again.
Back to camp to fetch SO and then back out for a late afternoon drive. We had in the meanwhile met up with Nyala and SO from the forum, they were staying in No 2 as well as Bob and Lee from No 3, (Quanah) (many of you have met them, they always fly a yellow ribbon but don't write much on the forum) I love meeting all forum members, but meeting members that you have spent much time with on previous occasions is always so good. It is like meeting up with family. Great to see you all again
Well they decided to go north and we went south. North and south had VERY different experiences!!! North (not us
) saw lion cheetah and leopard! Yes, Leopard
While Nyala and his SO were slowing down to stop and watch something further up in the riverbed a leopard jumped out of the tree right next to them!!
While they were witnessing all this, we were in the middle of one huge electric thunderstorm. It got darker and darker, the wind picked up and before we knew it we were travelling in rivers again!! It even hailed!! Believe it, it's true, we witnessed it and could hardly believe our eyes!!
Urikaruus waterhole before we went out
Again, same as we had seen the evening before, Bee eaters having a sand bath, pics are not great but still lovely to show you.
These Giraffe were huddled together, they must have known what was coming, unlike us, we did not expect a hail storm!
First there were 2
Then they were joined by another
These Wildebeest also knew what was coming
Then the rain came
I say we were
about the sightings in the north, but in fact, this storm was AMAZING. We loved it and it was a fantastic experience.
When we got back to camp, the others had not returned and gate closing time was nearing. We knew then that they must have seen something interesting OR had a problem in the storm
Not so, they did not even see rain until they got to Urikaruus entrance.
At the T junction entering the camp, they were met by the naughty lions
Of course we were envious of that BUT we did not know then what was i store for us the next morning!!