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Nos levantamos en Letaba como siempre al alba y dejamos el campamento con las últimas esperanzas de volver a ver felinos y algún otro bicho pendiente, como chacales / perros salvajes. El plan era salir por la puerta de Phalaborwa para tomar la Ruta Panorámica (que discurre por la Ruta 532) y desde ahí llegar a Johanesburgo.
La primera …
... and elephants! It was interesting to hear about the animals, we even learnt about those that we did not see from their dung and footprints…. such as the bone crunching hyenas whose poo is white due to the calcium content. Also that day we did a game drive followed later by a night drive. We saw more of the above as well as lions, hippos, warthogs, baboons, monkeys, giraffes ...
... quiet abnormal.
Then the elephants came! About 40 of them with about 10 of these being babies, again on the opposite side to the water, but closer to the car than I think the guide was happy with. We got this impression after the numerous 'shhhh!' when we whispered a question and then him whispering 'this is not good' - panic! The matriarch (oldest female) quickly made us aware of her problem with our presence by facing us and swinging her trunk. Bit then after a ...
... streaming down her face. Our guides faces turned white, no one really knew what to do that was immediately around. We got some toilet paper to hold against her cut, and then someone on our tour who happened to be a nurse quickly asserted herself. She helped her up and I assume asked her some things, but everyone was just kind of in a daze about the whole scenario.
Now what do we do. We have an elderly woman bleeding from her head, in ...
... coordinate with all of the other lodges in the area to try and locate the animals within the 7000 hectares of the reserve (the actual reserve is more than a million hectares but we are only allowed to drive on a small portion of it). When a vehicle tracks an animal, the other rangers are alerted and they get into a queue to view the animals so that no more than 3 vehicles are near the same animal at one time.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRestcamp Letaba Kruger National Park
Los huts que dan al río Letaba tienen una vista espectacular. Los huts son amplios y los baños están cerca. El restaurante también tiene una excelente vista. Es uno de los pocos camps donde además se puede caminar.
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