Lion Sands Kruger National Park
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... that Impala operate in matriarchal herds with a few male consorts in a troop of females and when a male becomes a sub-adult he will leave the herd to join a bachelor herd where they aren't particularly aggressive, they just do their Impala thing and walk around eating.
... early evening.
BIG FIVE DAY
Rested and refreshed, we were fourth in line out the gate. Headed for our favorite road that leads to the Numbi Gate. One of the first things we saw was a lion. We had been stopped by a safari drivier who asked if we had seen the LION. Told us to go back and maybe we would see it and sure enough we got a short view before it was lost to sight. Saw some great ...
... and took pics and Ted's leg inched closer away from the open side! What a beautiful animal he was. Twice more, Tinyko would let him walk past then drove around in the bushes to get back in front of the leopard as he strolled down the track. We held our breaths. Once he sprang suddenly into the undergrowth (not onto Ted’s lap, fortunately?!) and came back on to the track, appearing unconcerned by us and the other jeep that had arrived. We ...
... their heads,
then another safari vehicle alerted us to the male lion basking on a rock for
all to see, wildebeest, 5 white rhino basking under the acacias next to the
road, unaware of poachers who still manage to take them, more graceful giraffes
close up, hippos in the Sands River, baboon in the treetops, an elephant in the
greenery, weeping musk from its cheek glands and batting his huge ears, a water
... 2 hour drive. Everyone was hoping to see a big cat but sadly despite extending the drive by 20 mins none were found. Elephant, Rhino and Hippo were seen, but the two stars of the night were new mammals to all of us, namely a Porcupine and a African Wildcat. Early on the drive a Nightjar got up from the road, it was a Fiery-necked Nightjar, but no Owls were found. A late night for us all, but another great day.