Thanks again barryels (I've just join the turbo bus on your TR).
melph68 - yes there's something about Kruger that we don't get in Australia - in fact many things
Philip1 - glad you're enjoying my TR
That night we were chatting to an elderly gentleman who said he was now retired but he said he had been in charge of a lot of the game parks for SANPARKS. He now spends all his holidays looking at the animals and enjoying the parks he used to manage. We asked his opinion on the best drive out of Letaba - he said the loop Letaba river road - heading south west to start.
We took his advise the next morning and had a great drive.
About 10 kms down the road we saw our first ever wild dogs. We only saw 2 of them off in the distance and by the time we got to the spot where we had seen them they were in the bush. We could see them jumping up and down - I presume looking for game or just looking to see where each of them were.
We photographed them from the distance but couldn't get any shots of them in the mopane bush.
To say we were pleased to spot them was an understatement - we didn't care if we never saw another animal again that day. I/m sorry for the photo quality but they were a long way away
We continues on seeing hippo,crocs, and heaps of elephant. The views of the river were beautiful -
I didn't take many photo's this day - not sure why, but must assume that I was enjoying the scenery.
I did take this one of a very stately giraffe -
and these photo's of baboons near or on the bridge that crosses the Letaba -
Somewhere along the way we saw this pied kingfisher
When we got back to Letaba we had seen and been able to identify 25 birds - mostly of the large variety as we aren't so good on the smaller ones. This saddle billed stork was in the river in front of Lataba
All told a very good day - esp. the wild dogs. Tomorrow we leave for only 1 night in Satara - we could only get one night due to us booking late. We rang ahead and booked a sunset drive and we aimed to drive as many roads as possible on our way to Satara.