Burchell's Bush Lodge
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... along the way to view animals and today we saw ostriches, zebras, two leopards - one huge one lying in the sand in a dried up river bed and later, one lying on a branch of a tree facing away from us. It is difficult to get a good view to take photos when there are other vehicles and trees in the way. We also saw a low animal on the road ahead at one stage and when we stopped, saw a honey badger - one of the most dangerous animals in Africa and sightings are rare. They will ...
... camouflaged. I also marvelled at how we were in just one small corner of this huge nature reserve - at more than 19,000 square kilometres, it is about the size of Belgium - and almost three Singapores could fit in Kruger!
At one point we crossed the Sabi Sabi private airstrip, where Pravir had once seen a lion lolling! But today there was only a lot of fresh buffalo dung on the runway (I hoped no planes were coming in today). There was some excitement - if the dung ...
... the watering hole and some waterbucks. The grilled beef was absolutely delicious - went back for totally unnecessary seconds. Service was fabulous, with Thuli, our very attentive 'staffer' (!), holding our chairs and folding our napkins each time we got up to get more food. Also quite unnecessary!
... with warm towels and juice before being shown to Buffalo Room. The Campsite only accommodates 18 people at any one time and if this is what camping is all about, give me a tent any day. It was the height of luxury!
No sooner had we settled in, than it was time to take 'high tea' in the lounge area, followed by our first afternoon 3 hour game drive. We were introduced to two other couples who would become our Kampara Family for the ...
... done months ahead, we were booked into 26 & 27 - and they proved to be large shady campsites near the communal kitchens and ablutions and more spacious and wilder than Balule. The area was teeming with huge herds of buffalo and enough Elephants to keep us on guard but⌛️time was running out to spot lion. Sipping G&T's back in camp, we watched as our new neighbours arrived - no roof top tent and no caravan - just their Discovery Land Rover. ...