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Re: Wildlife in Camps

Unread post by phhun » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:10 pm

Our last trip in KNP, Oct 2013. Breakfast guest at Berg en Dal


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Yellowbilled Kite I believe.
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A very rare sighting INSIDE Skukuza

Unread post by imcarthur » Mon May 09, 2016 7:29 am

I was having coffee at 6am outside 206 yesterday (beside the restaurant area) & I saw this hippo running around the area beside the restaurant looking for a way out. I took a couple of quick pics with my iPhone. He hightailed it down the road. Park staff later were walking the perimeter to figure out how he got in.

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Re: A very rare sighting INSIDE Skukuza

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon May 09, 2016 7:37 am

Thank you for posting this photograph of the rare sighting in Skukuza imcarthur. I hope the Sanparks staff managed to guide the hippo back to the Sabie River as it must have been stressful for him. Also potentially dangerous to the visitors as a person does not expect a hippo at your rondawel.
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Re: A very rare sighting INSIDE Skukuza

Unread post by RayK » Mon May 09, 2016 3:03 pm

Hi imcarthur,
There are sightings and then there are unusual sightings. That was REALLY an UNUSUAL sighting. :big_eyes:

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Re: A very rare sighting INSIDE Skukuza

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon May 09, 2016 3:47 pm

Wow. Thanks for sharing this rare sighting! Definitely a result of the drought and stress hippos are under.
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Re: A very rare sighting INSIDE Skukuza

Unread post by Elsa » Mon May 09, 2016 4:01 pm

Unusual sighting inside camp and do hope they were able to guide the hippo to the right side of the fence and back to the water.

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Re: A very rare sighting INSIDE Skukuza

Unread post by imcarthur » Tue May 10, 2016 6:04 am

Yes, when I talked to the Rangers doing the perimeter check, they said that the hippo was safely guided back to the wild. The day before, while we were waiting for afternoon walkers to assemble by the gate a male warthog was rooting around in the flower beds beside the main office - also inside. Shortly after a female & 2 younguns joined in.

Early morning at Lower Sabie now with everybody heading to gate opening . . . hippos grunting, baboons barking & birdcalls all around . . . :)

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Re: A very rare sighting INSIDE Skukuza

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri May 13, 2016 12:00 pm

Ian, thank you so much for that feed back and your wonderful photos. :clap: :clap:

We also had a rare sighting INSIDE Skukuza back in 2010. We were leaving the restaurant, and heading for the car park at the back entrance, when a serval ran past us and climbed the wall. It looked at us for a moment, then disappeared over the other side!!! :shock:

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Hyena in Skukuza

Unread post by dhellas » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:47 pm

Good day all,
this morning I heard about a hyena roaming in Skukuza restcamp.
Can anyone confirm/provide more information?
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Re: Hyena in Skukuza

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:09 pm

Della, there have often been sightings of Hyena and other wildlife in the various camps.
Do also have a read through Amazing things seen from/within Camp fences
but as long as one is careful walking around especially after dark you should be fine. :thumbs_up:

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Life within the camps

Unread post by hop10000 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:50 am

While at Biyamati in September, each day I filled the small birdbath outside the bungalow. When we went out, I set up a camera trap... and was amazed by the activity in our absence! Take home message - fill up the bird baths!
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Re: Life within the camps

Unread post by hilda » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:21 am

Absolutely wonderful hop10000! Beautiful pictures of the very busy bird bath during your absence! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Life within the camps

Unread post by barryels » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:34 am

Stunning pictures of interaction at the bird bath hop10000 :clap: :clap: .

Even caught a "thief" on camera :lol: .

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Life within the camps

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:16 am

That is incredible, and very cool!

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Re: Life within the camps

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Some really nice captures there!
including the monkey making off with some spoils! :wink:


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