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 Post subject: Sunset Drive From Malelane (KNP) : April 2006
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:13 pm 
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This was one of gthe best sunset drives we have been on. We were staying at Selati Guest house in Malelane and booked a sunset drive on our final evening in that part of the world.

It was out family who were accompanied by an Argentinain couple along with an American couple. I decided to grab the seat next to the driver and we got to chatting right away. He was a pleasant gentleman by the name of Jhon.

Shortly after picking up the two couples from Malelane camp, we were on our way. the first sighting on the drive was this herd of impala:

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This was follow3ed by a camoflouged kudu

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Shortly thereafter we hasd the opportunity to get this zebra closeup:

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I have to run now-will continue with this thread, for it gets progressively better and culminates with a once in a lifetime sighting-which is... Nah! I won't tell you now........ :?: :twisted:


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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:38 am 
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Salva wrote:
:evil: So you like torturing people... :evil:


The slower the better Salva, it makes it more excrutiating-more exquisite and more exhilirating. So let me continue...

Inquisitive giraffe

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Rambo the rhino...

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rambling along...

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Is that enogh for now? Just one more pic? Ok! Ok!

Buffs at Rhenosterpan

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Lets continue...

Battling buffs

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reflecting buff

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wow-owl

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who goes there?

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time to run again...no its still not over...gets better yet...


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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:26 pm 
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Just after coming back onto the main road from the Rhenosterspruit turn off, we were encountered these three hyenas:

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to sleep or not to sleep... that is the question?

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Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:58 pm 
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We now come to the climax of the drive...

These three hyena were spotted on the tar road to Malelane as mentioned before, just after leaving the Rhenosterpan dirt road. they spotted something small in the grass, went after it and were busy eating it when suddenly they very purposefully started trotting down the road. In the distance, probably about two to three hundred metres away we spotted a pair of gleaming eyes. LION shouted Jhon our driver and he too, purposefully accellrated behind the hyenas. As we drew nearer we founf that the gleaming pair of eyes did not belong to a lion but were rather those of the spotted one. the three hyenas went straight for the leopard and it scamperred up the nearest tree. Unfortunately we could not capture the confrontation but did manage to snap the leopard... I just know you are all going to enjoy the pics that follow:


The initial shots were in night vision...

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By now the hyenas had loped off and the leopard was working its way around the tree in order to come down on a very specail mission??? :x :twisted:

"This is where I turn around and face north... the area of my special interest:

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"Let me find the quickest way down this confounded tree."

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"Lets take this real slowly, one step at a time..."

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"Please don't rush me, I'll get there on my own time, after all, all I survey is but my own domain."

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"With a blurrrrrr, I'm almost there."

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"Who can gess what the object of my quest is??? :twisted:


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"Finally I found her.. but can't a guy get some privacy with his gal.?"


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"Now this is what I call an elevating, levetating experience. Up up and away..."

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Ellie in the spotlight

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We are having a hooting time tonight-hoot-hoot. Hoot hoot.

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Just before the T junction turning off to Malelane camp, we saw this family of hyenas

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Finayy a questioning moon bids us farewell and sweet dreams of sweeter sightings still to be seen...soon...I hope.... :D :lol:

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All in al, it was a remarkably enjoyable experience. When will I see you again?


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