Firstly thank you to all
who have jumped aboard so far. I hope we do not dissapoint you.
During April Debbie had acquired a new Panasonic Lumix FZ150 camera, which really proved to be a great addition to our armory of equipment, and I inherited the FZ18. (But still used my old faithful FZ 7 until well into the trip). As a result you are going to be flooded with mik and druk pictures for the next 21 days!!!
Sorry! Day 1 Rooiputs Rookies
After the admin thing was done and dusted our first sighting was of Chris, a friend we had made over our last two trips. Chris’s SO had ducked into the game viewing area, leaving him chasing after his two eldest. I am still not sure who was more excited to see who….. Debbie to see the kids, or Chris to see Debbie.
After exchanging greetings and news we headed off to Rooiputs.
A competition to see who would guess the first animal seen was won by yours truly A Wildebeest, (My favourite ungulate).
Having last been in the park a year previously, we were unaware of the new detour to Rooiputs, and took the first (original) turn off to the Botswana side…. Good move.
We had only travelled 12km in the park when I spotted the guys…….
Don't I just look so pretty!!
Hello my lovely
Oh my hat
Needless to say, our plans of setting up camp and chilling for the afternoon were history.
All the time we were watching the lions right next to our vehicle, whilst on the Botswana side, we could see Chris and Kelly straining to see what we were watching from the SA road.
Eventually we decided that we had to leave the two love birds in peace as we had a camp to set up. So we carried on
Only to be delayed yet again by
And a lonesome sentry…
We arrived at Rooiputs and set up camp in site number 3.
Wow, Wow, Wow
That was all we could say. The setting was stunning, we had seen some amazing game within an hour of entering paradise and we had three full weeks ahead of us. Wow.
I didn’t take any photos of our campsite that evening, after we set up camp as we were pretty shattered after the long day, but we did capture our first Kgalagadi sunset of the holiday, before braaing some kebabs and hitting the sack..
(Note to self: This is a definite MUST for next time)