Friday 20 August 2021
The weather today was cool and overcast starting at 13 degrees C and going up to 24 degrees C. The Earl and I left at seven o’clock. Cathy and Alec left a little later and did a different route.
We haven’t seen many warthogs this trip but today on the H6 they appaeared to greet us.
Next we came across a gorgeous giraffe walking in the veld and noticed a fork-tailed drongo close at his heels. When he stopped to look at us the drogo waited patiently in a tree. The clever bird knew that Gandolf Giraffe would disturb more grasshoppers for him to catch soon.
There was not much besides some hippo and a fish eagle at Nesamani Dam
On the S 40 we found more creatures
There were also quite a few male kudu travelling together
The S100 was unusually quiet but we found lots of waterbuck and some birds most of whom refused to pose.
After our morning drive we returned to camp and compared notes with Alec and Cathy over a lovely breakfast cooked by the Earl. They had been on the S 40 too but went a little further than we did and found Wild Dog!
Other morning highlights
In the afternoon we also left at different times and did slightly different routes but met up on the S100.
Our final sighting on the S100 was a lion. He caused a huge traffic jam but refused to greet the tourists. We weaved our way through as soon as we could. Cathy got the best photograph.