August 29 – Nkorho, Sabi Sands

I had a good sleep and was up at 5:00 am, so I could have a cup of coffee before the drive at 6:00 am.

We missed Lions last night that the other vehicle from Nkorho had been able to see, so this morning’s mission was to track them down.  Our duo of Cedric (ranger) and Norman (tracker) did track them down too!  🙂  It was a Nkhuma lioness with a young male and we followed them off-road through the bush for awhile before backing off to let another vehicle in.

Along with the lions on the morning drive, we also saw Giraffe, Elephant, Kudu, Warthogs, Steenbok, Duiker, Zebras, Impalas, Wildebeest and Vervet Monkeys.

After the drive and breakfast, I took pictures of Milo and I met Karin, who just returned early from her leave. She isn’t back officially until tomorrow and I was thrilled to get a chance to meet her after all these years.  We talked until it was time for me to head out on the bush walk.

We had a nice walk with Cedric pointing out interesting tracks and giving us details on points of interest.  We saw several Giraffes on the walk and watched them for awhile.

Before the afternoon drive, I watched a Slender Mongoose in the camp, along with the usual Red-billed Hornbills, Cape Glossy Starlings and other birds.

During the afternoon drive, we saw Wildebeest, Vervet Monkeys, Elephants, Waterbuck, Nyala, Honey Badger,  Side-striped Jackals, African Fish Eagle, Marabou Storks, Impalas, a young Hyaena, Steenbok and Kudu.

Elephant - Aug 29
Elephant – Aug 29
Elephant - Aug 29
Elephant – Aug 29
Nkhuma Lioness - Aug 29
Nkhuma Lioness – Aug 29
Nkhuma Lioness - Aug 29
Nkhuma Lioness – Aug 29
Nkhuma Lioness and sub-adult male - Aug 29
Nkhuma Lioness and sub-adult male – Aug 29
Sub-adult male Lion - Aug 29
Sub-adult male Lion – Aug 29
Warthog - Aug 29
Warthog – Aug 29
Warthogs - Aug 29
Warthogs – Aug 29
Nkorho waterhole from Lodge - Aug 29
Nkorho waterhole from Lodge – Aug 29
Camera tree at Nkorho waterhole - Aug 29
Camera tree at Nkorho waterhole – Aug 29
Milo - Aug 29
Milo – Aug 29
Giraffes - Aug 29
Giraffes – Aug 29
Aug 29
Yellow-fronted Canary – Aug 29
Yellow-fronted Canary - Aug 29
Yellow-fronted Canary – Aug 29
Wildebeest - Aug 29
Wildebeest – Aug 29
Warthog - Aug 29
Warthog – Aug 29
Dwarf Mongoose - Aug 29
Slender Mongoose – Aug 29
Kurrichane Thrush - Aug 29
Kurrichane Thrush – Aug 29
Red-billed Hornbill - Aug 29
Red-billed Hornbill – Aug 29
Nkorho - Aug 29
Nkorho – Aug 29
Red-billed Hornbill - Aug 29
Red-billed Hornbill – Aug 29
Aug 29
Fever Tree – Aug 29
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Fever Tree – Aug 29
Kudu - Aug 29
Kudu – Aug 29
Steenbok - Aug 29
Steenbok – Aug 29
Hyaena pup - Aug 29
Hyaena pup – Aug 29
Hyaena pup - Aug 29
Hyaena pup – Aug 29
Hyaena pup - Aug 29
Hyaena pup – Aug 29
Sunset - Aug 29
Sunset – Aug 29

Continued here.

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4 thoughts on “August 29 – Nkorho, Sabi Sands

  1. The fever tree blossoms are very attractive. The bird pictures are great. Hyena puppies are pretty cute aren’t they? And the sticky uppy warthog tail is wonderful, to say nothing of the prominent genitalia! All man!

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