Well of course we drove the dunes road towards the Aoub river bed.
We only drove for a couple of kilometres after passing the t junction and suddenly I detected a movement.
I stopped and indeed an AWC…
She was walking down the dunes towards the road. When we stopped, she stopped as well and looked at us, only to turn around and walk up the dunes again.
I think I could see that she was even a bit upset that we had the guts to interfere with her plan. Larger View Larger View
Later we stopped at Houmoed waterhole.
Here we saw hundreds of Sandgrouses. Two Jackals came for a drink at the waterhole and it looked as if they were overwhelmed by the sheer number of birds. Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View
Only a few kilometres up the road we spotted some Meerkats. Larger View Larger View
But soon they were gone again…
After a short stop at Auchterlonie we took the Lower Dunes Road.
Our first sighting was a Pale Chanting Goshawk. Larger View
We stopped at Kij Gamies. A car parked on top of the dunes at the look out.
While stopped there we saw a movement near that car and instantly knew Lions.
So we drove up the hill and indeed we found two lovebirds. Larger View
Then the Lioness got up and turned around.
Such a shame this beauty had a damaged eye…
But she is still a beautiful girl. Larger View Larger View Larger View
They both walked down the dunes and settled close to the water basin. Larger View
A Heron was coming to the waterhole as well. Larger View
Again on the dunes road towards Twee Rivieren, we spotted a Squirrel that was eating something that reminded us of Asparagus. Larger View
Back at Twee Rivieren we had fun with more Squirrels at our bungalow. Larger View Larger View Larger View
On our afternoon drive towards the Aoub waterholes we spotted a Dikkop. Larger View
And at Monro and Giant Eagle Owl (video with sound of the Owl). Larger View Larger View
Then we observed a Jackal drinking in a very strange way, we never saw that before….. Larger View Larger View
Yet again it was time to return to Twee Rivieren.
Just as we drove up the hill to the dunes road we spotted one of those fragile looking Steenboks. Larger View Larger View
Then a sunset Oryx. Larger View
A little stop at Samevloeiing as usual. Larger View
And only a few kilometres before reaching Twee Rivieren, another Spotted eagle owl close to the road. Larger View
Just shortly after we had passed the camp gates we observed a Giant eagle Owl that was mobbed by two Drongos….
It was another wonderful day in KTP and it ended with a lovely braai and more bat rescues…