Our last full day in the Park….
We planned to drive up to Mopani for breakfast returning via Letaba to Shimuwini.
The morning started overcast and as we had reached the main road it even started to drizzle.
On the tar road we had to stop for another Francolin Mum with chicks crossing the road… Larger View
We stopped at Shipandani, but only a couple of Blacksmith Plovers were around. Larger View
By the time we had finished breakfast at Monpani the sun was back again and temperatures were rising.
In a tree close to the shop we found this quite impressive Chameleon. Larger View Larger View Larger View
Mopani Lilly Pond just outside the restaurant complex Larger View Larger View
And of course Impala Lilies Larger View
We left Monpani and stopped at Mooiplaas Waterhole
He we found some Warthogs happily lying in the mud. Larger View
Then suddenly jumping up and dash off, I don’t know why, maybe it was just joy of living… Larger View
The landscape was beautiful and there were so many Zebras around… Larger View Larger View
It must have been close to one of the Shawu Waterholes that we spotted a Saddle-billed Stork Larger View
Further south, already back to the main road some Tsessebes with a young one. Larger View
And some Ellis enjoying a drink… Larger View Larger View
And a Secretary hunting Larger View
From the Letaba bridge we observed two Hadedas looking for food and a Blacksmith Plover closely following them, see what he can possibly snatch from under their “noses”… Larger View Larger View
Close to Letaba we spotted this lovely scene.
A huge Herd of Ellis was already on their way back from the river into the bush and this little one with his/her Mum were following them.
I can imagine constantly talking to Mum…. Why do we have to leave?! Why is it dangerous to be close to the Crocs?! I want to be in the water for longer?! When are we coming back ?! How long do we have to walk ?!.... And so on…. Larger View
After a short stop at Letaba we were on the road again.
And spotted a Dwarf Mongoose on a termite mound, this year we have not been to Lucky with our Mongoose sightings… Larger View
From the low water bridge over the Letaba we saw this fairly large Croc. Larger View
Most of our stuff was already packed and so we enjoyed another lovely walk through the camp.
The ever so entertaining Squirrels Larger View Larger View
View over the river close to sunset Larger View Larger View
We enjoyed our last evening in the bush Larger View
Just after we had finished our dinner we heard something at the fence, having a closer look with the torch we spotted some Buffalos at the fence. Larger View
Of course we were sad that we would be leaving the next morning and yet we still had some hours to spend in the park before leaving for the airport…..