Hi everyone. Boy sorry for the delay.... I had to work the whole weekend, even missed sharks winning on the weekend! trip to Tambotie!
Ok so the 5 days at Letaba where up unfortunatly and we had to make our way down to Tambotie. I have never been there and I was wondering what to expect. Lots of opinions and everyone had a different story to tell. Watch out for the baboons they said, boy they were not wrong. But more of that later!
Anyway another wonderful Kori sighting just south of Olifants!
And a Hoopoe. Havn't seen to many of these guys in Kruger so very glad to see him. A little shy though.
Boy it was hot during the drive. 35 degrees on the 29 August. On the way there I noticed a pair of Rollers sitting near the road. Unfortunatly the road to Satara is like a gauteng freeway and I knew that they usually fly away when you stop your car next to the road. But the law of averages dictates that eventually one will sit and be photogenic! Right,
Ok so I cheated a little.....
he had just caught the biggest locust I could manage to swallow and was in the process of ending the battle!
and then there were 2:
I really love the Lilacs. They are truley stunning to look at.
I must say my Kruger Cheetah "curse" continues. I still havn't seen one and my parents stopped by the next big traffic jam and told me there was a cheetah somewhere in the veld. I didn't see anything and decided I'm looking for birds anyway. So later in camp I was informed by my mother that I had missed a Cheetah mother with 2 cubs.....
What can I say....
Well I was very suprised what I found in Tambotie. Really magical campsite and all those big trees are truely magnificant and very comforting. I decided that this place definatly needed a second check up.....
Funnily I found this fellow near the bird hide:
A cane rat in Kruger. Strange ! wow. a first for me.
(I just realised that in my focused approach at making this a bird trip, I completely forgot to take photo's of the camp!