One of the scariest experience we have had in Kruger happened at Muzandenzi picnic spot last June,
we had a very uneventful drive from Satara, so we arrived there very early.
Not another sole to be seen for miles and miles.
The SO and i settled down for a nice breakfast, while we where busy enjoying our brekkie, far in the distance we heard a lion roaring at the top of his voice,
he sounded so far away so i wasn't bothered.
Then, halfway through a piece of toast, we heard them again, this time, much much much closer.
I stood up, with my half eaten piece of toast in my hand, to try and get a better idea on where they were and if a sprint to the car was necessary, to my surprise a Hornbill decided my toast looked good and decided to remove it from my hand, lets just say my SO nearly wet herself at the sight of the little dance i did from the shock.
Lions roared again, even closer. that was the signal that i needed, we packed up in record time (without doing any washing up!!!) and bolted for the safety of the car.
Another shocker was at Letaba, we were staying in the huts right next to the restaurant, enjoying a very satisfying braai, when the SO heard the cry of a thick tailed Bushbaby coming from the trees opposite the path.
Off she goes to investigate, now normally she wont so much as budge without a torch or without me as company, but this time i was busy with the braai, using the torch.
So she decided to venture off on her own, video camera in hand!
After turning the meat i decided to join her armed with the torch and as i pulled up beside her I felt my foot hit something rather solid.
When i looked down, there sat a massive African rock python (must of been at least 4m long!!!) who had (from the evidence in the sand) slithered right past the SO!!!
After much hyper ventilating we managed to figure out that, that was what the bush baby was trying to tell the SO the whole time!,
As the python then decided to make a bee line for the tree that the bush baby was sitting in! needless to say that the SO will never again venture out on her own, or without a torch