Saturday, 9 April 2011

08th April: Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Oh What a Beautiful Day!

Pic of the Day.
Morning Drive.

( Herald, Grant & Marka)

Lion ( Machaton Females & Cubs) / Umlani – Ngala Lookout.
Elephant ( Kambaku) / Argyle – Peru Entrance.
Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Vielmieter – Entrance Dam.
Buffalo ( Breeding Herd) / Vielmieter – Entrance Dam.
Leopard ( Rockfig Jnr) / Vielmieter – Entrance Dam.
Leopard ( Kuhanya) / Motswari – Sean's Clearing.

Afternoon Drive.

( Herald, Grant, Marka, Godfrey & Giyani)

Lion ( Maghlatini Males) / Karans – Western Cutline.
Elephant ( Breeding Herd) / Vielmieter – Hide Dam.
Buffalo ( Breeding Herd) / Kings – Double Highway.
Leopard ( Rockfig Jnr) / Kings – Double Highway.

Daily Synopsis.

Hi there guys, sorry but today there will be only the sightings details as there are just not enough hours in the day! Also our day yesterday was the best I've had since being here in the Timabavati, so anything I say or write will not do it justice. I will post the pictures though and you can imagine the story.

Oh ja, the oozing of the blood from the Giraffes neck leads us to believe that it died from a snake bite, a Boomslang to be more specific, as it has haemotoxic venom and would cause internal and external bleeding.  


  1. All the pics are gorgeous, pic of the day great.
    A true bloody feast.

  2. Wow! The sighting of the Machaton pride seems to have been an unforgettable one.
    I've noticed there is not only a relation between 'no camera and good sighting', but also 'no Chad and amazing sighting'! :)
    Must have been the luck of the Irish...

  3. Luck of the Irish? We called it a blessing from God! I was a guest on the drive and it truly was a magnificent day. In addition to what Grant wrote we also saw baboon, waterbuck mating, and topped off the day with sighting a hippo on the dam, and a scorpion. How Grant could see a scorpion, at night, in the bush, on the side of the road is amazing. The "mock charge" by a baby elephant had us in hysterics. A glorious day!