Our last full day in Kruger so we wanted to make the most of it!
The plan was to go to Olifants for the day and take the gravel road from Letaba, so we could drive along the Letaba river.
But first of course we had to go to the dam.
And I saw my first Goliath Heron
We saw most of the usual game on the way to Letaba:
This baboon was there all alone in the middle of the Letaba river
My first ever Collared Sunbird, at Letaba:
So on we went to Olifants, on the gravel along the river
These two elephants kept guard while the two little ones were sleeping at their feet. It was quite strange to see. The two adults just stood there on the lookout. They didn't feed on the trees, but just stood there.
We had driven quite a long way on the hobbly gravel road, past an elephant herd close to the road...When the road came to a dead end!!
So we had to turn around and drive the whole way back, past all the elephants! I still don't understand what road we were on, because it isn't on the map
Well finally we got on the right road...and then!!
Our first lions!
They were just relaxing there in the shade, while we were having lunch, with the camera ready for any unexpected action
But then she got up...
And the male followed. We saw them stalking of into the bushes and suddenly there were impala everywhere!!
I don't think they really made an effort to catch anything because they were very fat already
We had a glimpse of them walking of into the bushes, looking for a quieter place, and the disapeared.
We went on along the Letaba river. But what a special road that is. I've never seen anything like it with the beautiful views and the mountains on the other side.
But then the Olifants Lookout
What a view!
White breasted Cormorant:
But the peace and quiet was soon disturbed by a 'bakkie' full of people parking and heading down to the river for work.
I wonder what they needed all those people for, because an hour and a half later they were back at Olifants camp
What we didn't know when we left the lookout point, was the view we would get at Olifants!!
After enjoying another view, it was time to head back to Mopani.
We didn't see much for a long time. Except the beautiful scenery, great kudu bulls a group of ostriches and a group of Ground Hornbills..well actually we did see quite a lot
And now I'll just post this first, while I upload some video's...