Back from another great Kruger trip
No roadkills, no speeding vehicles, no badly-behaved jeep jockeys, no inconsiderate people at sightings, no soap at Lower Sabie,
all in all a very satisfying trip.
Entered at Phabeni at 12 on Friday, tried to smell the thatch but it’s still too new, not got the real Kruger smell yet, then slowly headed to Skukuza, saw buffs, rhino, baboons, ellies, impala and wildebeest.
No time to stop at Lake Panic as we had to get to Lower Sabie so headed down the H1-4 were we had two’ lion ear’ sightings with traffic jams, also saw hippos, zebra, giraffe and vervets.
Stopped for a while at Sunset Dam, I love that place
, saw the usual hippos and crocs and very few water birds, did a visit to the low water bridge and the resident goliath heron and cormorant were there and a guy with the biggest zoom lens I have ever seen, he had to have a special support on the side of his Defender, must have been deadly serious, I was quite ashamed to get my 300 out.
Booked into #27 river view safari tent, much in need of a little TLC but the view makes up for it.
Very happy to find the klipspringers at Lubyelubye bridge, hadn’t seen them on our last few visits.
Had a dinner date with Bert and Co at 7pm, it is so nice to put faces to names, what lovely people they are (no pics unfortunately) Bert gave me a CD ‘Van Mpumalanga to Die Kaap’ and I gave him a bottle of Glensomethingorother with a yellow ribbon tied round it. It really was a nice way to spend an evening on the deck at Lower Sabie with the hippos and hyaena walking around in front of the deck and listening to the hippos and chatting about the forum.