I am again very
that you all enjoyed my photo story (so far) and want to say thank you for taking time to read and comment on it!
I think you are a professional commentator in the forum pages and it is much appreciated! B&D is certainly tops!!!
Ek moet vir jou dankie sê! Thank you for the kind visits!
@ anne catherine:
If you read and view my TR, then I feel happy that my bird photo title will be OK! LOL!
Thank you again!
Welcome to my photo story and thank you for commenting!
We also thought about and discussed the possibility of a natural death of the impala! A possibility!
Thank you again for the visit norms
and for your kind comments!
Seeing the Big 5 within 45 minutes, how lucky! Then I think we were lucky! LOL!
@ lion queen:
Haha! I'll rather have 35 lions than none at al, what do you say?
@ Wild about cats:
Thank you for the compliments and for your punctual visit and comments!
Lucky you! I have not been to Tsenze, but from what I heard, it is a great camp! Enjou and remenber the camera and the Spot light!
Welcome tomy Picture story and thanks for your comments!
Here it comes- the leopard story! Actuallu very close to B&D on the gravel road! Hope you enjoy it!
...and last, but not the proverbial least @ Anja:
....and now for the B&D Grand finale
We only travelled from Skukuza, so we arrived fairly early at B&D, checked in and spent some time in the Camp. It was Tiaan, Ilse & Brendon ’s last night in Kruger. They were to fly back from Kruger International Airport at Nelspruit to Cape Town at mid day to-morrow (Sunday)!
The beautiful swimming pool at B&D.
On our camp walk-a-bout we saw this dwarf mongoose.
Brendon was adamant that we WILL still see our Leopard, so we went on what were to be their last outing before going home. So we took the S110 to the Matjulu waterhole and saw the rest of the dwarf mongoose’s family.
It was getting late and time was running out for the leopard sighting, but two white rhinos at the waterhole made us happy!
Then as we drove back to camp, ‘Lady Luck’ smiled at us, right in front of us across the road! Our prayers were answered!
Then the leopard even stopped for a better photo because the light was getting bad for good photos!
He seemed to be on the hunt so I had to be quick with bad light conditions.
He made a wide circle in the long grass and finally came running back over the road!
We saw the sun go down with a sense of contentment and happiness in our hearts and enjoyed our last braai together discussing our wonderful sightings!
We enjoyed breakfast at the B&D restaurant before taking them to the airport.
Just outside the gate we saw this Marabou Stork.
On our way to the Malelane gate, we came across this male specimen King of the jungle.
We could not wait long and could not see his ‘bride’, because we thought it could have been a mating pair!
We arrived at a very modern and impressive Nelspruit Airport. Remember it was just prior to the World Cup and Nelspruit was one of the chosen cities - Mbombela Stadium!
Boarding passes please!
After we said good-bye and they had left, we went back to B&D via the Malelane gate as quickly as we possibly could!
Not far from B&D, the mating pair were in the same area where we saw them earlier to-day, right in the middle of the road We had the prime spot with the lions right in front of us! We had all the time in the world. I must say that the male lion appeared rather tired by now. Flat on his side!
Since I have not counted the lions of our last two sightings (and want to be fair about it), our total now is 15 lions and our ninth lion sighting!
Indeed a pose of a King – Thinking about the future!
Love is…….comforting him when he is tired!
“It is getting late, what shall we do to-night?”
We went back to B&D camp for our last night and counted our blessings as the sun went down!
Next up – four Gorgeous nights in lion country – SATARA!