The francolins woke Eric and myself early this morning. We quietly sneaked out, trying not to wake the rest, and left camp just after the gate opened. The road was quiet, not many animals in sight, and I took a few loops along the way to see if we can spot something. At the H14 crossing I decided to turn around and head back to camp, when I saw Lion Queen and family standing next to the road. They saw a hyena and I just got a quick glimpse of it before it laid down in the tall grasses. We chatted a few minutes and said our goodbyes. They were heading south.
I stopped closer to see if I can get a better look at the hyena, when he suddenly stood up. It was a little one, not really a cub anymore, but not an adult yet. There was something in the bushes close by and he looked a little nervous. A few minutes passed when a BIG buffalo herd crossed the road in front of us. He was all alone and looked at them very interested. I got a few pics and video for you to enjoy...
We headed back to camp and packed all our stuff. We were going to Letaba for 3 nights. The kids were excited, because Letaba is our favorite camp in kruger. We just LOVE it there.
On our way we saw these too Sharpe's grysbok's. I think it was a a mom and her little one. This was a first time I saw 2 together.
And off course we some some people breaking the rules...
It was quiet on the road, with the normal impala, kudu, giraffe and buffalo sightings, and this eagle (I have no idea what species this is?)
We arrived at Letaba and got our requested bungalow, number 64. This is our FAVORITE bungalow in Letaba. We had a nice view of the river and we just knew we will relax and enjoy the next few days. .
The monkeys welcomed us and the kids were so pleased to see them again. They were entertaining as always and we had to lock up our food inside immediately, because we had an spy on duty to see if we accidentally leave some food outside...
The francolins were also part of the welcoming comity and they brought their young ones with them to meet us. How special that was
We had a nice afternoon, the kids were no were to be found. They left the bungalow with their camera's and binoculars and went monkey and bushbuck hunting. They came back all excited with some nice images and we had a lovely braai to end a perfect day.