21 November 2017

Tuesday was forecast to be a warm day, and the weather man wasnt wrong! It peaked at just short of 40 degrees, but at least started out pleasantly enough so that my guests and I could enjoy a bush walk to begin the day. After coffee, and sharing that there wasnt much out there besides rhinos and elephants, I headed towards Mbali Dam and enjoyed the smaller things the bush and to offer before trying the far east along the Kruger Boundary where we saw impala and wildebeest, and my personal morning highlight – two tiny Kori bustard chicks with their mom!

I got some new guests in the afternoon, but only two of the six joined, and as they were here for four nights, we had loads of time, so I took an easy drive in the east hoping to see some buffalo that they had not seen during their trip to the Kruger; we began with a lone elephant bull, some impalas, and a little while later ticked off our buffalo in the form of a couple of groups of buffalo bulls. We carried on and saw steenbuck, hyenas, impala, warthog, wildebeest and just had a lovely time chatting about the bush; Difference spotted some lion tracks that he began trailing whist we carried on and saw giraffe and a hippo out the water before going for a drink as the light faded, with Diff having had no more light to track…we tried with the spotlight on the way back to camp but came up empty handed bar a black-backed jackal before a very enjoyable dinner with all the guests. There wasnt a great deal else out there today, but maybe that was because the temperature just about touched 40 degrees, and tomorrow is scheduled to be hotter!