We recently had the privilege to visit the park for a total of 21 nights camping at Satara and Maroela ( we moved to Maroela as soon as it re-opened after the January floods).
To write a day to day account is possible, but would be a very boring read. Long gone are the days when my wife and I chased the big five
February temperatures can be very hot if the rain and/or cloud cover do not make an appearance. When the rain does arrive the change in animal behavior can be very special to watch. I must admit that I spent many hours just watching the Timbavati flow by in front of our caravan - not getting tired of doing just that and nothing else. I got to know who resides in which tree, who came down for a drink at what time and how regularly they do so.
Driving around Satara consisted of a daily morning trip on the S90 (old main road) up to the T-junction and then back again on the same road. Maroela driving limited to the H-7 tar road up to where it was closed at the Rabelais turn-off. Well, ok - we did take a drive to Nwanetsi picnic spot and returned via the famous golden highway (S-100) once and I just had to try and find the Sable bulls around Talamati one day (no such luck though). We do so by choice - been all over the park in years gone by and we do know what all the camps and picnic spots look like
Share a few special moments in time with me - starting with the birdies..........
Having a bath with a friend of another species after the rain
Soaking up the late afternoon sun
We have a lift - off
Flying out the frame
Split second timing
Will share a few more sometime .