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After our first day in Letaba we had to change chalets. We were late booking all of our accommodation (due to the fact that my husband had to get the all clear from his oncologist), so sometimes we had to change chalets. A real nuisance but better than not being able to have time at our chosen camps.
So we pack everything in the car to take it for a drive !!!
Today we decided the first thing we wanted to see was the Matembini bird hide as early as we could.
We arrived there about 9 a.m. to find we were the only ones there. Such a lovely spot and such a lovely view of a family of klipspringers feeding just metres in front of the hide.
We also saw plenty of hippo, crocs, egyption geese and swimming just in front of the bird hide I could see the silhouette of a huge fish just under the surface of the water - I judged it to be about 9ft long and eventually it came up enough for me to see that it was a catfish. It was big enough for me to see the feelers/whiskers on each side of its head from up in the bird hide. Unfortunately I couldn't get a decent photo.
We then took the road to the Longwe lookout - it was terribly corrogated - probably due in part to it being a steep hill and people accelerating to get up the hill. We didn't appreciate the view until on the way down
On our way down the hill we spotted this lovely waterbuck (fairly well hidden in the mopane bush
We drove through quite a few of the loops and somewhere saw this old buff -
At one of the waterholes we found our first ostrich for the trip - we watched him slowly making his way along towards this waterhole and eventually stood in the waterhole and had a drink -
We saw our usualy kudu, wildebeest, elephant and giraffe but can't resist posting this photo of a lovely steenbok- she was covered in these insects which I think are flies ????
When we nearly got back to Letaba we found this family of ground hornbills - a couple of photo's of adults, teenagers, and juveniles
The last photo is not a really good one but I put it in as the juvenile bird has 2 leg bands - Red & Yellow on left leg
Back at camp we shifted into our new chalet (I think it was number 92)
A great day (again) in Kruger. We are both finding that our souls are very happy.
To be continues