Kruger Trip Report December 2010 Part 2

Olifants Camp

Part two of our Kruger Trip Report started with us leaving Skukuza camp on day five and heading north towards Olifants camp.

Our first sighting was this hyena crossing the low level bridge next to Skukuza camp...

hyena in road

Our second sighting was this cheetah, well spotted by Alastair near Orpen dam...

Our third sighting was these two lions under a bush watching some giraffe - don't get excited, there was no chase!


In addition we spotted many birds along the way...

wattled starlings fighting
European Roller with dung beetle
kohraan in road

Our next three days at Olifants were magical. The low-level bridge was closed due to flooding...

Olifants low-level bridge closed

but we had some great bird sightings including Amir falcons...

Amir falcon in Kruger park

many raptors...

A croc that killed a leopard tortoise (you can read more about this here)

Crocodile with leopard tortoise

a male lion under a bush (lion sightings on this trip did not provide good photographic opportunities)...

lion under bush

a hyena strolling up to a herd of impala...

hyena approaching herd of impala

necking giraffe...

necking giraffe

a rhino beetle (one of the 'small five')

rhino beetle

and a magnificent sunset from Olifants camp...

sunset from Olifants camp

We saw our fourth leopard south of Olifants near Roodewal but it melted into the bush and did not provide us with an opportunity to photograph him.

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