Imbali Safari Lodge
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We arrived in Hoedspruit, stepped off the propeller plane straight on to the runway and made our way to the terminal building, the smallest airport I've ever been in! We got our bags, picked up our hire car and we were away! It took us 2.5 hrs to get to Imbali Safari lodge, in the heart of Kruger National Park. We met a few "friends" along the way …
Started out this morning fairly early around 7.30. Wildebeest, impala and elephants on the right in the middle distance. Pausing at Nsemani Dam there were no animals to view but many birds. As we turned onto the gravel road there was a large herd of impala and kudu. We spotted something walking across the road, it was a bright green chameleon, not often seen during the daytime. A small antelope with its large ears was just visible in the grass, we ...
... the base of a tree. As we got closer sure enough we were able to make out a beautiful leopard up in the same tree. It was so amazing to see one of these beautiful cats so close and so high up, just sprawled out on one of the branches. Then we noticed the reason she was up there, and also the reason the hyena was hanging around, she had dragged a baby impala up there with her and she was protecting it. Dawie told us that this was one of the females that they ...
... had fallen and we were not long on the road again before a call came over the radio. There was something exciting in the area! Twice put his foot down and we headed off in to the bush! Before we knew it, we'd joined a group of other jeeps all looking for the same thing. A leopard had been sighted and sure enough there he was just meandering between the trees. What a beautiful sight. We watched him for a while, driving off-road to get a better ...
... was freezing cold!!! The guide did say that the fact that it was cold and overcast was great conditions for seeing animals so we didn't mind so much. This trip with intrepid was a lot different to the last trip we had done in India as we didn't have to put up the tents, cook any food, clean the truck and we also got a mattress each to lay on at night. All in all a great start to the ...