Oh dear - looking at the title I think it might imply that meeting Scipio was bad luck ?!! He he noooo!!!
I hope you all got my drift - my luck changed after meeting the famous forumite from Phalaborwa !!!
Well - we decided only two weeks ago that it was time again and checked availability - Saturday night in Letaba and Sunday in Olifants - good enough , wonderful in fact like any two nights anywhere in a Sanpark as you know !!
We entered at Orpen and took the Timbavati dirt road up to the Olifants river and then tar to Letaba. Great to be there again , but no special sightings - just a sunset picture to share ....
We went on an early drive on Sunday and spent some time with a baboon family on the bridge before returning for breakfast....
On the way back into Letaba camp my SO noticed a YR on the vehicle in front of us - it turned out to be Scipio in his new bushmobile - very nice Jeep Cherokee !! Was nice to meet you and your family Scipio !!!
As I mentioned, that meeting changed our luck - just five kms on our next drive we encountered our first lion of the trip - he looked like a romantic guy - sniffed the bush and even turned back to say good bye before he went down to the river ...
We were on a roll - nice elephants
and a rhino before we got to Olifants
A great sunset before settling down for the night
The new restaurant is great - with staff to match - we were served by a delightful guy called Giet !
We asked him about his name - turned out that he was named after his father's employer and it should have been Gert , but the registrar got it wrong !!!
Monday turned out even better , but I'll post the rest tomorrow !!