23 March 2006
Letaba to Olifants to Satara. Afternoon drive Bobbejaanskrans and 8km’s on the S100
(H1-5, H1-4, H7 & ,S100
Notes About Road:
Savannah, open grass lands and bush
27 degrees celcius. Last nights rained really cooled things down.
No Game Pies at Satara … BUT we did find at Olifants
Wide variety of things. Curious also very expensive. And who would pay to buy Elephant Dung? When you can get it on the road?
Very Big Bug!! Buffalo, Elephant, Hippo, Totoise, Terrapin, Crocodile, Mating Lions (also see the “Gallery of Shame” topic, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Waterbuck, Helmeted Guineafowl, Chameleon, 3x Lions sleeping under tree, pride of young lions (about 11), The one female was collared, and by the looks of it I would guess she has TB
, baboon, vultures, warthog.
Thought this road should get a special sightings area:
Sightings on S100 especially for WTM:
Swainson’s spurfowl, Impala, Waterbuck, Wildebeest, Baboon,Huge herd of Zebra, Lilac Breasted Roller, Cape Glossy Starling, Burchell’s Starling, Burchells Cougal, Carmine Bee-eater, Little Bee-eater, Yellowbilled Hornbill, Woodlands Kingfisher, Squirrel, White-backed Vultures and a Warthog I want to enter for the big Tuskers competition!!!
Later we went on nightdrive and continued with an excellent day of sightings: African Wild Cat, Hyaena’s, Hippo, Waterbuck, Impala, Small Spotted Genet, Giraffe.
Animals think the road is their toilet .. like these buffalo’s thought!
Olifants river is also flowing very strong:
Got some good mugshots of idiots at lion sighting. Ran into KNP Spokesman who was on his way to … yes … go on … guess … the opening of the Letaba Elephant Museum
… Also they launched the Big Tuskers Competition today … I’ve got my entry … Note to self: Remind Dr. Ian Whyte to book my seat on chopper.