The Nyalaland Wilderness trail was awesome!!!
We picked our guests up the Sunday afternoon 15:00 and drove to the base camp and found some Elephants, Buffaloes, Nyalas, Kudus and my 1st Yellowbilled Oxpeckers on our way there.
Got there and everyone unpacked their bags, we got some Coffee and sat around the camp fire. We gave a briefing about the rules in the camp and discussed the next 2 days program. Thomas arrived with his magic wheelburrow and we ate ourselves full, had dessert and coffee and went to bed a bit later.
The next morning we went up the Mountain and walked through the Valleys and eventually got to the Hyeana Cave where we found a Dassie (Hyrax). We saw beautiful trees and birds, which included the Yellow-bellied Bulbul (Greenbul), Black Eagle (Verraux's Eagle), Little banded Goshawk, Mosque Swallow, Yellow-spotted Nicator, White Throated Robin and the common birds.
After we walked through the 20 metre cave we climbed onto the Mountain and viewed the Baobab Forest, unfortunately it was raining and it blocked our view a little bit. Had our breakfast snacks up there before we climbed down again.
On our way back to the camp we got some Sharpes Grysbok, Klipspringers and more Dassies.
Arrived at the camp, with Thomas welcoming us with his magic wheelburrow and had our brunch and went to relax a bit.
In the afternoon David took us for a sundowner at the Luvuvhu River and had some nice supper before everyone went to bed.
On Tuesday morning we walked to the Luvuvhu Gorge (Picture above) and got some Redbilled Helmet Shrikes, Redwinged Starlings (Retz's Helmet Shrikes), Tropical Boubou and lots more birds, Hyrax's, Klipspringers and fresh Leopard tracks.
After our breakfast overlooking the Gorge and watching the Lanner Falcon we made our way down the slope we got some Buffaloes, Crocodiles and Martial Eagle next to the River.
As we made our way back to the vehicle we got Nyalas, Impalas and Kudus.
The food was a nice bonus when we returned to the camp and the afternoon we had our sundowners at a natural spring where the Impalas and Baboons were in the vicinity.
Wednesday morning when we woke up, I quickly went for a shower and that's where I cut myself with the porcelaine soap bucket which was broken and the sharp point cut my hand open as I accidentally hit the soap bucket.
Tried to stop the blood flow and eventually got dressed and went to David to assist me with a bandage, got to the Dr. in the afternoon and got the 6 stitches.
The trail was very nice and happy I could have done it with David.
Thursday morning we had a walk and Donavan took us to Reënvoël Dam and only got Impalas in the 1st half. At the dam we got the Hippo's, Crocodiles, Fish Eagle and while enjoying breakfast, some Impalas came down to drink and then the next moment the Rhino Bull. He was drinking water not far from us (pictures above), whereafter he left.
Friday morning we went and walk at Shivulani Windmill and got 2 White Rhino's on the way there and on the walk a Elephant bull and 5 White Rhino's!!!
On the way back to the vehicle it were us the Rhino's and Elephants again, but later on, some Impalas, Steenbokkies and 6 Buffalo Bulls.
Last night we did a Bush Braai and found Giraffes at Ngwenyeni waterhole, a tiny Spotted Hyeana Cub at the den a African Wild Cat before the Bush Braai spot and after a lovely dinner in the bush some Elephants, Steenbok and Scrub Hares at Sable Dam.
A beautiful Impala Lilly and the Luvuvhu Gorge.
And my little accident the last morning, when I cut myself, ha ha ha ha…
That will be it from me to you for now, so will talk later again...