40 Years of Kqalahari visits part 6.

by Lourens
(Benoni.)

Female Cheetah with 3 youn ones.

Female Cheetah with 3 youn ones.

Female Cheetah with 3 youn ones.
Female Cheetah going ahead of her young ones.
Closer than this you cannot get.
Gecko on outside of window catching insects.

In my previous writing I said that I will submit Photos of game photographed in the park itself.

In 2012 we entered the park and soon came across a Female Cheetah with 3 cubs on the hunt about 4 Kms from Auchterloni picnic site. We stayed with them for about 3 hours as they slowly crept up on a herd of springbok grazing down river. It was nerve racking as they were not in a big hurry and taking it very slowly. At times the 3 young ones would sit and just observe what mother was doing and then follow. There where times when they stooped so low in the grass that we could not see them. Eventually we had to leave them at it as we still had to get to Mata Mata where we were booked in. This being the problem if you have a good sighting and you still have another 130 Km. to travel for the day, something that has happened a lot in our visits!
While in the shower there was a Gecko on the outside of the window catching insects.

Tonight I will also submit 4 more photos as part 7.
Lourens.

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We know just how you feel Lourens!
by: Neil

We have also had to leave some potentially exciting sightings in order to get to the camps! Thanks for sharing your photos and stories!

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