Day 4 Part 1
We had now heard our alarm waking us up 4 times.
Today was Day 4.
I love that feeling at the beginning of the day thinking of, but not knowing what we might see in the next hour or day.
We all decided to go up north again because I think you all know why.
2 cheetahs the previous afternoon.
I didn't think we would get to see the cheetahs again since they probably moved off during the night.
Boy was I wrong!!
We were the first ones out the gate, again...
Here was our first animal!
We got to Melopenyana Dam.
We again took sunrise pics.
After staying at the dam for a few minutes we decided to continue on our way.
Just as we turned off the H15 I heard something.
I heard a WAA, WAA, WAA, GRRR!!
The second I heard that sound I shouted "STOP!! CHEETAH!!"
They all screamed at me "WHERE WHERE??"
Me "No I can hear it"
what a let down they all thought.
But I said to them. "I can hear it, we must try find it and listen to where the call is coming from."
They then agreed.
A car drove past and asked us what we were looking at.
We said that we could hear a cheetah.
They stopped for a second, listened and then looked at us like we were mad.
Then drove off.
We decided to go back to the waterhole and see if we could see it from the field.
WE COULD!! it was hard to find because everything there was so yellow.
It started moving towards us and then disappeared.
Immediately after it disappeared into the bush a car came and said. "You just missed a cheetah crossing the road"
We were all so upset , the other car drove off, we also drove off to continue toward Mopani.
But just wait a second. What do we see sitting waiting for us? (With no other cars)
Well let the photos tell the story!
We were with this cheetah for a half an hour ALL ALONE!
It was very special!
When we left it, it was still next to the road, but we had to go to Mopani.
We thought to ourselves, maybe we will see it on the way back.
(Boy were we right!)
Then the only animals we saw after that were a family of cute Jackals at Middelvlei but it was to far to take pics.
Then this herd (probably the same as the one the day before) of over 300 Buffs crossing the road.
This took up another 30min.
One even started sleeping in the road.
We had a nice breakfast at Mopani.
Hope you enjoyed Day 4 Part 1
To Be Continued...