The South African Predators Safari: Day 6

After a great few days down in the Cape, we were welcomed to the wilds by some very warm weather, and several herds of elephants.  We spotted quite a few animals from the plane before even landing, which seemed to set the tone for the day, because we got off to a flyer! Two male rhinos having a serious disagreement meant the cameras were put to work early into the first drive, and a male leopard kept them clicking.  You couldn’t ask for a better start to this leg of the photo safari.

Major sightings of the day:

Several herds of elephants


4 male buffalo

4 rhinos, 2 males fighting

Male leopard

White tailed mongoose eating tortoise eggs

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The Classic South African Safari video

Keeping in line with the last few posts, I thought I would post the video of the Classic South African Safari.  There is simply so much to see on this safari; so many different large mammals, small mammals and birds that you cannot leave the safari disappointed – the photographic opportunities are seemingly endless! The most difficult part of the safari is often which animal or which species we should photograph next.  Enough said, have a look at the video to see more of this fantastic safari.

Botswana: The Okavango Delta Safari video

Heading into Botswana’s Okavango Delta is always a special experience.  The combination of land and water based safaris, as well as the incredible bio-diversity it has to offer mean that you always leave the safari feeling like you won.

Check out the video of this incredible safari.

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Botswana: Okavango Delta Safari 2013: Day 10

The mood is always a little bit sombre on the final morning, but was picked up substantially by a great surprise – a rare sable antelope.  A large male sable popped out of the bushes right next to us, and then had the courtesy to let us follow him for a good 20 minutes!  After the sable had left us, we went back to see what the situation was with the leopard and her tsessebe kill.  She had brought the kill down the tree and was quietly munching away on the floor, giving us a good clear view.  A wattled crane and 2 large herds of elephants with little babies drinking sealed off a great safari!

Major sightings of the day:

  • Sable antelope
  • Female leopard feeding on kill
  • Wattled crane
  • 2 large herds of elephants drinking

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Botswana: Okavango Delta Safari 2013: Day 9

Leopards ruled the day, in particular, a female leopard who was working her way slowly through a baby tsessebe kill.  She was up and down different trees, giving us great opportunities to photograph her.  We also got to spend around 2 hours with 3 large male lions, who were on the move.  In between all the cat action, we saw elephants numbering in the hundreds!  Good bird sightings as well as great general game rounded off a fantastic day.

Major sightings of the day:

  • Female leopard in tree with kill
  • 3 male lions
  • Hundreds of elephants
  • Good general game
  • Female leopard

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