The Big Cat Reserve provided great opportunities with the Lions, Leopards and Ntombi the Cheetah. The two Cheetah brothers, Floppy and Hunters were out in the reserve somewhere, perhaps hunting and exploring their territory.
Our first stop in the Kruger was Lower Sabie camp and it was so evident how the early rain had changed the look of the bush. Very green areas with a lot of ground water has helped the dry bush and the animals breathe a sigh of relief !
Sunset dam which was at its driest I have ever seen in the month of August, was full again. We were treated to a great sighting of a young male Leopard, the same one we saw earlier in the year. He walked right through the parking area at sunset dam and down towards the river.
There were good Rhino numbers in the Duke area as well as good lion activity around the Gomondwane area.
The second camp, Satara had not had as much rain, with some areas having had none at all. This was good as it concentrated the animals to the areas of the new green flush of growth. Kumana Dam, Mazithi and Nkaya pan were very active and will continue to be so on the next trip. Buffalo numbers around these remaining water sources were very high.
Our last afternoon produced lions on a hippo kill near Timbavati picnic site and a male Leopard that climbed a tree for us.
Many thanks to Jaco, our guide at the Big Cat Reserve !!
Enjoy some of the photos !!!
Best wishes to all,
The WILD4 Team
Ntombi at the Big Cat Reserve
Male Lion, Big Cat Reserve
Young male Lion at the Big Cat Reserve
Male leopard, Jabula, Big Cat Reserve
White Rhino, Duke area of Kruger Park
White Rhino and calf on the Salijie Road in Kruger Park
Vervet Monkey, Kruger Park
Young male Leopard near Sunset Dam in the Kruger Park
Grey Heron, Lake Panic Kruger Park
Martial Eagle with Monitor Lizard Kill, near Girivana in central Kruger
Young Male Waterbuck at Kumana Dam, Kruger Park
Wahlbergs Eagle, Kruger Park
Buffalo near Kumana Dam, Kruger Park
Male Elephant at Ngotso South, Kruger Park
Zebras drinking at Nkaya Pan, Kruger Park
Male Wildebeest, Nkaya Pan, Kruger Park
Buffalo drinking, Kumana Dam, Kruger Park
Young Male Kudu near Satara, Kruger Park
Grey Heron at Sweni Bird hide, Kruger Park
White Rhino at Nkaya Pan, Kruger Park
Male leopard up tree near Timbavati Picnic Site, Kruger Park
Purple Roller near Satara, Kruger Park
Young Male Lion at Girivana, Kruger Park