On the 21st on the Night Drive we found the general stuff and the Bateleurs and White Backed Vultures that is breeding on the S131 gravel road.
I did the Olifants River Backpack Trail drop off on Sunday morning the 22nd of April and found lots of Elephants, and the next morning had a Interview for Letaba Rest Camp Head Guide position and still waiting for the outcome...
The 25th of April I went through to Shimuwini to assist with a Morning walk, walk in a beautiful area, but couldn't find much on foot except Impalas and Steenbok- Mammal wise but did have a stunning sighting of 2 White Faced Owls!!! On our way back we found a herd of Buffaloes and close to Shimuwini a male Lion.
During the Night Drive we found lots of Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Small Spotted Genet, Leopard that came walking up the road, where we found the Elephants and a Pearl Spotted and Spotted Eagle Owl.
Friday morning on my Morning Drive we had a little herd of Elephants crossing the road, but was so nice to see how they kept the very young calves in the middle and also found Giraffes, Zebras, Steenbok and Impalas.
That evening the 27th of April we had a 43 pax Bush Braai and on my game drive found a African Wild Cat, Elephants and Giraffes. The other vehicles didn't see much either.
Sunday morning the 29th we had a close encounter with 3 Buffalo Bulls on the walk and found some Elephants, Giraffes and Zebras too on the walk. That afternoon I went out on another Malopeni Overnight Eco Trail and were very lucky with the sightings. We got to a spot along the trail where we drove for about 3 kilometres with not seeing a Elephant on either side of the road!!! Where we found the Lions on my previous trail, this trail we found a Leopard!!!! Heard Hyeanas and Lions during the night and the next morning on the way back we found 7 Wild Dogs!!!
Tuesday the 1st of May we found 2 Lionesses with 7 Lion Cubs behind Sable Dam, but they quickly disappeared into the thick bush. We went up the Mopanie road where we found Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras and the Hyeanas.
That evening once again found the general game on the Night Drive with Elephants and Buffaloes included.
On the 4th of May I did another Malopeni Overnight Eco Trail and once again had Lions roaring during the night with some Hyeanas and Hippo's calling in between. The 11 Ladies were quite funny and actually they behaved themselves very well. We found Buffaloes, Elephant, Steenbok, Warthogs, Impalas, Waterbuck and Hippo's on the trail.
8th of May on our Afternoon walk we didn't see one mammal, but the nice sighting was a Tawny Eagle circling above us, with a little Small Spotted Genet in his claws.
On the 9th of May we had a Film Crew with 3 vehicles with the famous BZN and Pussy Cat singers. And ai, were they lucky!!!!!!!!!!!
Over all we had stunning sightings of Elephants, we found Leopard, 3 Cheetahs, Giraffes, Zebras, Blue Wildbeests, Waterbuck, Buffaloes, lots of birds and nice scenary spots!!!
The next morning we went out on walk and found 2 Elephant Bulls and as we started approaching them we spotted the back of a Rhino and went to the Rhino instead. When we got closer we saw she had a very very very very small calve with her, definitely less than a week old!!!
We didn't want to watch them for a long time, to hopefully not disturbing them so we approached the Elephants. We found Impalas as well.
That evening before I went on my 4 off days that is finishing tonight we had with the film crew a Bush Braai and found a herd of Buffaloes, Elephants, Serval, Elephants bathing in Sable Dam, a Leopard, Giraffes, Zebras and the Hyeanas, so once again they were very very very lucky!!!!
And my off days at Shingwedzi: