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Travel Blogs from Skukuza
... 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 ...
... 8217;s coucal, Cape turtle dove, crested barbet, Wahlberg’s eagle (like the brown snake eagle but without the yellow eyes), loerie birds (Go-away birds), Cape glossy starlings, white backed vulture, red-billed weaver birdnests where each bird has its own entrance to the huge community nest, long tailed shrike. What a magical experience. Last night we arrived back from the drive to more pampering – candles, coloured stones, ...
... thing we saw was a herd of elephants, babies in tow, crossing the
road behind us as we sat and watched. Our driver, Lucksun, on the 20 minute
drive told us of a lion kill the night before of a baby wildebeest and we came
across the family searching for the baby, so sad to see. Finally a tiny golden
steenbok, characteristically hiding in the grass, helmeted guinea fowl scooting
down the road ahead of the vehicle, and ...
... 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.