We were still on the S25 and on our way to Biyamiti. I really like the S25, as we had such wonderful sightings there (well you have to wait for one of the highlights there
The scenery was beautiful, lazy hippos, crocs and birds.
During the whole trip, I tried to get the shot of the shots of a LBR in flight. It was frustrating, as if they were close by, they just didn’t want to take off or if they did I was too slow.
Okay, I got this one, not the greatest pic, but I love the colours of this little beauty.
As we slowly moved on we noticed a dead tree. I remembered a pic on the forum with a monitor and told my family about it. Guess what...... we were lucky as well and a monitor
presented himself in perfect light.
A bit further a Tawny Eagle
(please correct me if the ID is wrong!) sat on its nest, obeying its surroundings.
The junction came closer and our last sighting on the S25 was again one of a little, cute critter. A Dwarf Mongoose
quickly hit himself behind a branch, but was curious enough to have a look at the strange people watching it.
We just waited for a while and it got even more curious and inspected us a bit closer.
The car was filled with ohhhs and ahhhhs. At the junction to Biyamiti we noticed a maintenance sign. There was a huge trench on one side of the road the whole way up to Biyamiti.
I was a bit afraid, what would happen if a herd of ellies would cross our way. No opportunity to turn around or to drive backwards quickly. Well, we were lucky and nothing happened. A Lizard
used the opportunity and found himself a new home.
We noticed a herd of impies
in front of us and approached slowly. A ram jumped over the trench and it seemed that the rest of the herd wanted to follow him. We stopped and to give them time to do so. Suddenly we saw a huge dust cloud, a staff car came closer with high speed and the impalas rushed over the trench.
Poor Impies, they really got a fright. We didn’t see much on the road, only two Warthogs
in the middle of the road. Gladly we could give them enough space to pass our car.
The check in was fast and very friendly and we got hut No. 5, which had a lovely view. We noticed that we didn’t have enough bed sheets for four people and had to go back to the reception, well it was done within no time and we didn’t mind the little mistake.
After unpacking we enjoyed the view and saw a herd of ellies
in the riverbed.
A lone Kudu Bull
had a groom at dawn.
This Ellie Bull
enjoyed an evening meal, before he had a good scratch with lots of noise.
We lit the fire for our first braai and watched the amazing sunset.
Oh what a great day we had, very tired we went to bed early wondering what KNP had in store for us the next day.
To be continued soon.....