2 December Urikaruus (continued)
As it was really hot I only left on my afternoon drive (after a cold shower) later than normal (only at 17:00). What I found works like a bomb to cool you down is a buff rinsed in cold water and a 500ml garden spray bottle to "hose yourself down". I saw some gemsbok
and some feathered ones, a BSK
and a Black Chested Snake Eagle
The Lion at Dalkeith was nowhere to be seen and during the whole afternoon I only met one other car (at 18:15 my car clocked 38.5C), only 2 other mad guys out on the road in this heat (I should tell them about my buff and water spray!) My rule is, I never drive with the aircon on and my window always open (the downside is the dust but at least I can really then be part of KTP).
On the way back to camp I drove every loop (13th and 14th) and found probably 20 Cape Crows drinking and tooling down in the water.
This is my last night this trip at Urikaruus and I wonder if the resident Leopard will visit…..
In camp I like to have all the doors (and windows) open but can then not switch on any lights (attack goggos) but a torch and head lamp are there to be used. Great was my surprise when, while preparing my salad, I suddenly notice a movement next to me at the sink!!! A rat. Now I don't mind mice but rats, no go. I chased him and he disappeared behind the fridge. I hope he leaves before I go to bed as I don't want to pack everything away this evening.
(to be continued after my KNP 4 day visit
26 Apr - 4 May Chobe Botswana
12 - 15 Aug Pretoriuskop, KNP