Today, (11th January) was my first full day inside Kruger National Park. I really wanted to give the truck a run, as well as see the wildlife of course! I chose to go down the tarred road on the south side of the Sabie River to Lower Sabie Restcamp. At first the weather was dull & overcast but it quickly gave way to bright sunny conditions. In the early morning I had three different Spotted Hyaenas & a White Rhino female with a small calf, but nothing else of interest.
At Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Lookout.
After breakfast I decided to return via the Nkumbe Lookout. It was incredibly beautiful & very green. I then made a quick stop at Orpen Dam, before returning to Skukuza via Tshokane picnic spot.
Adult Martial Eagle
I drove to Paul Kruger Gate & home via the Diospane Road & the S3. It was a full thirteen hours in the field but I did see some good birds, without the trip being too memorable.
23rd January & I took a drive into the park. Along the river, then cut across to the Waterhole Road & back to Skukuza. In the afternoon I drove along both sides of the Sabie River. It was a strange day, as I saw very little, hardly any wildlife & hardly any birds!
Martial Eagle.A juvenile Martial Eagle posed nicely.
Black Stork on a small pond near the S 3.
Water Monitor basking in the late afternoon sunshine.