Maputaland Guest House
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... shore at Charter's Creek. There is a wooden pier here running into the water alongside a slip for launching boats. Today all of this pier was out of the water. On previous visits the water has been two-thirds of the way up the struts of the pier. We could hear and see three fish eagles far away along with darters and gulls. Back to the pan and the way out - a large group of twelve giraffe and a lone zebra. As mentioned, the water levels in both areas of the ...
... They were talking as to how to catch this green mamba snake, it is supposed to be deadlier than a rattle snake! It was a beautiful green, and since I couldn't help them I went back to my room where it was safe.
3:15-------Waiting for the jeep to pick us up, I am hoping it isn't the jeep with the side ladders.
I should have known it would be the same jeep as before, with the same driver! This time I did find ...
Up at 5.50. Had jungle oats and cup of tea in hammock and listened to Lions roaring in valley below. Left at 7am to go into town for our weekly shopping trip. On the way out of the park we saw 4 Rhino in a group together. Then a group of Kudu. The African trees silhouetted in the sunrise look amazing. Mtubatuba the town is very busy and has lots of rubbish lying around. Went to the Rural supply store as Philip had to get a gas fitting but no luck. Pam bought a ...
... via the tar road.
The short cut through Western Shores did not produced anything different to the previous visit, with the exception of a large raptor. I spotted the bird flying slowly over a wooded section by the road and fortunately it perched on top of a dead tree. Quickly identified through binoculars and then camera in action. One of my hoped for species and lifer, an African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene).
An excellent lunch ...
... of lions, we would stop, observe and record what we saw. Lions are majestic and beautiful and.... huge! The encounters with lions were often close and exhilarating - fortunately we were always in the Bakkie (pickup truck) when these happened... but still. Unlike wild dogs (especially puppies), lions are not very active during the day, so we often got to watch them sleep, and occasionally yawn - but there were other moments, too.
As we all ...