The comprehensive assortment at the shop in Mopani always impresses me very much. Now it was time to replace my 10 years old Kruger Park map and stock up for the next days. Didn't see such a variety of maps in one of the other shops during our visit. English, French, German, .... big ones .... little ones. We took a German and an English Map with additonal animal and bird pages. So I now have the chance to learn the german names of some of the animals as well.
On our way to Letaba many cars had to stop for another buffalo herd crossing the road. There were three ellies before we crossed the bridge over the Letaba river. Besides this it was a very quiet drive to Letaba as it was overcast and sometimes rain drops falling.
Close to Letaba we saw this nice waterbuck fellow. It looks like still having the winter fur.
We checked in at half past eleven, had to wait until noon to get the key of F76 which is across to the shop. It was raining, so walking around was not that much fun as during our last visits. No ellie in the Letaba river bed this time.
The rondavels with river view were surrounded by many bushbucks. Never saw so many bushbucks inside the Letaba camp.
The restaurant was overcrowded, so we decided to start for lunch at Olifants.
At one of the loops near Olifants river we watched bee eaters in the bush. Lovely birds.
N'wamanzi Lockout was very quiet. No vervet monkeys this time, but again a wonderful view over the Olifants river.
View from N'wamanzi Lockout over the Olifants river.
On our way to Olifants there were only some impalas in the rain. I stopped the car and had a look through my binoculars, really nothing to see, only black rocks close to Olifants camp. When I took down my binos I saw a leopard cross the road right in front of our car. This guy unfortunately didn't wait until the driver got the cam ready. So just a picture to show the spots
At Olifants camp we had our take away burgers still impressed by our recent sighting, no one was sharing with us. Even in rain there is a wonderful view at the Olifants camp viewpoint.
View from Olifants camp viewpoint over the Olifants river.
The way back to Letaba was very quiet, one ellie and three wildebeests, it was raining all the time.
Wildebeests on H1-5 from Letaba to Olifants.
Back at Letaba We saw two ellies in the riverbed walking in the rain and some far away waterbucks. The night became more and more stormy, glad we didn't have a rondavel at the perimeter. This time being very close to the shop wasn't that bad.
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