DAY 9 CONTINUED .......
The afternoon was spent in the shade of the stoep, watching the game go by. This was far more comfortable than the 40 degree baking car. (I refuse to drive with the windows up and the air con on. It just tskes away that Kruger feeling for me). Once the temperatures had slightly cooled down, we headed out.
We spotted what looked like a tawny, but not 100% sure, with a kill in the tree.
After photos had been taken, we left it in peace to finish it's lunch and we carried on. We came across, what I think, is one of the most beautiful antelope, a nyala. We didn't actually get to see too many of them this trip but this guy was so skittish. I managed to get his picture just before he darted off into the bush.
We arrived on the scene, just a few minutes too late to watch these two large, grey masses bathing, but it looked like the elephants had given themselves a good washing down, as they were sopping wet.
It always amazes me how quietly these gentle giants can walk through the bush so quietly with such big feet.
Just like that, the two of them disappeared off down the road and into the bush.
Next we came across two waterbuck. I just love their wooly, shaggy looking coats with their distinct white ring around their bum so others can follow when running from prey.
It would seem the cats weren't quite done with us, not just yet, and these two magnificent lions were out in the open, waiting to show themselves to us.
Just look at how big his paws are.
The lioness certainly looked like she had seen better days and had recently been in the war zone. She was covered in battle scars.
The male on the other hand, looked in great condition with a beautiful, dark mane, well fed and very relaxed.
WOW another great drive. I can't ever remember a trip where we were truely spoiled with so many great sightings. One more loop to drive, would there be any last treats waiting for us