So, I had another wondeful trip into KNP again this year with my wonderful girlfriend. Spent 5 nights at LS and thought I would share some of the pics that we managed to take.
My favourite was from the morning walk with Irwing and Martjie.....
For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of going on a walk with Irwing and Martjie, I suggest you make a plan the next time you in the park and atr LS. The walk was unbelievable. I credit the whole experience to the professionalism of our two guides. Without their infinite knowledge of the bush and their wonderful sense of humour and personality, I dont think I would have enjoyed the walk as much.
We managed to track a white rhino from the minute we got of the vehicle and started walking. Irwing made a wonderful effort to get us involved and to see what he was seeing, when he looked at the tracks. Explaining to us how the rhino had trip over a log that had been turned over and showing the us the spoor/tracks of the rhino and where the mud from its feet had scratched off on the log.
This is Irwing wondering how he lost the tourists?!?!?!
Irwing and Martjie, the two of you are definately the CSI of the bush and win my vote any day. Thanks for the wonderful experience!!!
Now back to the sightings...
Also saw plenty cheetah, 9 in one day, lion, massive herd of buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, hyena, porcupine, ostrich.... the list goes on and on and on and on..... in other words the only thing we never saw was wild dog
Went on a sunset drive with Robert, this was also brilliant and he was very good as well. Only thing was that all the lights stopped working after about an hour or so, apparently due to all the rain so the plug points were a bit faulty...(maybe some silicone and duct tape next time to sort out the problem?
My spot of the holiday was however a picture that I got of a Birchell's Coucal going into its nest to feed its young and then coming out again to pose for a photo be fore leaving! Was amazing as I know how shy they are, so was gobsmacked to be able to experience something like that.
Was lucky enough to be in the park when the Sabie flooded it banks......AWESOME sight
...... but more amazing was watching the dry river beds that feed into the Sabie river fill with water....was unreal
The only complaint I have is that I had to go home!!!
I am hooked on the toasted bacon egg and cheese sandwiches...mmmmm...yummy yummy but my most enjoyable was braaing in the rain with an umbrella ( I wasnt going to give up that easy )
So here are some pics as promised...
Making the pictures smaller is taking too long...will post more later...
Till next time