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 Post subject: Re: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld
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wachinda wrote:
Wow what stunning sightings


Thank you and welcome on board

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hilda wrote:
Stunning Lion and Cheetah sightings, let alone a sleeping Leopard on top of it all! :clap: :clap:

Awesome Gymnogene, and you were so lucky to find a Honey Badger too Vinkie! Awesome! :dance: :dance:


thank you it was a fantastic morning the rest of the day was superb too :mrgreen:

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Awesome sightings Vinkie and Apex Predator :clap:


Thank you PetraJ :thumbs_up:

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Phokojwe wrote:
Wow vinkie!! What a day!! :dance: :dance:

Great start with an awesome Lion and Cheetah sighting..followed by a honey badger and to top of a Leopard!!! :mrgreen:

Can't wait to see what Apex Predator spotted... :hmz:


It was one of best days in the Park....and the trip has just begun.... 8)

Will post Apex Predators sighting soon. 8)

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Carol g wrote:
Wow, wow, wow, stunning sightings, thanks so much for sharing :gflower:


we have had some luck 8)

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isinkwe wrote:
:clap: :clap: incredible sightings. :clap: :clap:


thank you :thumbs_up:

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melph68 wrote:
That was some morning in Kruger!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

What amazing sightings - lion, cheetah and leopard, plus a honey badger etc etc :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Can't wait to find out what Apex Predator saw....... :popcorn: :popcorn:


It was an fantastic morning and the afternoon was even...

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Pikkie wrote:
:popcorn: :pray: :popcorn: :pray: :popcorn: :pray:


Welcome on board Pikkie 8)

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ritad wrote:
Great Pictures, Great Morning Drive thank´s for sharing
:popcorn: :popcorn:


Thank you Rita :thumbs_up:

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Pumbaa wrote:
Amazing lion and cheetah sightings and pictures :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks so much Vinkie :popcorn:


We had lots of luck that morning...and lots of fun seeing all those sightings :dance:

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Super Mongoose wrote:
Hey Vinkie, what a lovely day!!!

Great sightings and great photos!

Well done with the Honey Badger and the Cheetahs! and a sleepy Leopard, strange to see them sleeping on the ground..


It seems to be it's favourite spot to sleep, it has been spotted here often...I have been told.

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Stampajane wrote:
What a lucky day. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. I love the animated ones - they're so cool.


Welcome Stampajane...glad you enjoy the trip :thumbs_up:

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vinkie wrote:
Super Mongoose wrote:
Hey Vinkie, what a lovely day!!!

Great sightings and great photos!

Well done with the Honey Badger and the Cheetahs! and a sleepy Leopard, strange to see them sleeping on the ground..


It seems to be it's favourite spot to sleep, it has been spotted here often...I have been told.


That's interesting Vinkie!
We spotted 2 leopards October last year, I think in the same place - opposite side of the road at the Nsemani Dam.

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Once we arrived on the S100 and we thought that our day couldn’t get better I(Apex Predator) spotted……these female Lions
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After taking some photos of these lazy ladies someone told us to drive to the next loop, because there had been some cubs playing on a dead tree earlier that day.
We drove to the spot and could only see some tails, so we decided to drive to N’wanesti Picnic stop for a short break and maybe we would be able to see them on our way back.
On the way back we only saw some common game and when we returned to the spot, we spotted a young shabby looking older Cub.
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We took too many photos and all of a sudden Vinkie saw two younger cubs climbing the dead tree…..you can’t imagine how thrilled we were.
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After a while the older cub started calling his mother whom we had seen earlier, and she answered his call. He started walking onto the road and passed our car…calling his mother and the two little ones started to follow.
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Suddenly more little cubs appeared from the bushes and walked onto the road and sat down, we had to peek around the parked cars to get some photos.
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We left the scene happy about being able to witness these wonderful little creatures, and drove to the spot where we had last seen the mothers, hoping for the little cub to arrive….unlucky the cubs where still on their way over….
Suddenly a car parked next to us and a friendly guy asked us who we were, it was Bushcraft and The Cow and all their kids. He had recognized our yellow ribbon….
We had a chat and we told him about the cubs and the Leopard we had seen in the beginning of the afternoon at Nsemani Dam.
Bushcraft rushed to the Dam to see the Leopard….at that point we didn’t know that Bushcraft was a Leopard spotter and a Leopard magnet.
We also left in the direction of the dam to see if we could get a better photo of the Leopard.
We saw these on our way…
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Arriving at the dam it was already getting dark and the Leopard seemed to have left the scene….we did see this bathing Elephant and wondered if it was the same one we had seen earlier.
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We returned to camp, and met Bushcraft near the reception, they invited us to come over later that evening to have a drink.
We went to our bungalow and had a wonderful Braai, after diner we went for a walk and arrived at Bushcraft and The Cows bungalow.
We chatted and had some drinks, laughed, Bushcraft gave us some Great tips for the other part of our Trip(Hluhluwe-Imfolozi) and we all had a wonderful evening.

to be continued...

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