A lovely camp and its 16 odd km private road is a bliss!!
We had some super sightings along the private road.
Hyenas fishing at the first weir, closest to the tar road.
Many other animals joined in on the act here.
Black Stork, Water Monitor and an immature African Fish-Eagle.
Other lovely sightings on the private road included:
Buffalo, Giraffe, loads of Steenbok, nice breeding herd of Elephants, a group of 5 Ground Hornbills, Mosque Swallow, loads of Fiery-necked Nightjar, Square-tailed Nightjar and Bronze-winged Coursers, Verreaux's Eagle-Owl and Spotted Eagle-Owl.
The river is alive with animals and birds.
We got 7 Collared Pratincoles at the river in front of the camp and an immature White-backed Night-Heron also posed for some photos for some members of the BBW right in front of the bird hide.
Lions roared across the river on Saturday morning and evening.
We came across 4 Lions on a Buffalo kill on the Phalaborwa - Letaba road, near Erfplaas waterhole.
We must've missed the kill by about 10 mins.
All 5 vulture species were seen at this sighting.
Unfortunately at this exact same spot a Honeybadger was run over and killed the day before.
So most of the Vultures were already at this site and in business when the Buffalo turned its toes skywards. Of interest sake, the one female was perhaps the biggest Lioness I have seen in the Park.
An unbelievable animal!
The Letaba bridge area just before the Shimuwini off ramp produced at least a dozen Dusky Larks.
Not an easy bird to find in the Park.
We also had Monotonous Larks here and close to the lion kill site as well.
Loved the camp and its ambiance.
Loved the pool as the heat and humidity was almost intolerable!
And a lovely Southern Foam Nest Frog made its appearance at the lapa near the pool as well.
The bird life is incredible in the camp:
Lesser Masked Weaver
African Green Pigeon
Eurasian Hobby hunting over the river at dusk
African Grey Hornbill
Lots of Hippos in the river and we also managed to spot a number of Crocs. One individual being a monster of at least a meter high as he climbed out onto a sand bank!
Lovely camp, will definitely visit there again.
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