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A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

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African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

The reserve has received quite a bit of rain this past week and coupled with the long grass, our Safari Team had their work cut out for them.  Despite this, we once again had some wonderful sightings.  Herewith some of the highlights from the past week’s safaris…

Elephant sightings have been plentiful.  This male found himself a small herd of females and spent some time following them around with the hope to mate.

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This little elephant couldn’t contain its curiosity as it approached Kevan’s vehicle to suss out its occupants!

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

The young impalas who were running around all wobbly a few months ago, are growing at a rapid pace, with some of the rams already showing signs of their horns sprouting. It won’t be too long now before they will need to leave the safety of the breeding herd.

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We have had a couple of great sightings of Grey Herons, and a special one to note whereby the male took over some “chick-sitting” duties to look after the young.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

Some of the other animals have taken a few lazy days with the cooler, wet weather by wallowing in mud, lazing around in waterholes or taking refuge until the weather cleared before making an appearance.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

Maxabeni has been covering a lot of distance in his quest to ensure his territory remains marked between bouts of rainfall, but also managing to ensure his energy levels are sustained with regular meals.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

Kigelia also took cover from the rain in a large Marula Tree where she spent some good time, before moving off as a herd of elephants approached.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

Keeping with the cats – we have had a couple of sightings of the Mhangeni Breakaway females.  They were seen in our north-western corner; and the following day were on the move after something caught their attention.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

The Southern Pride and their cubs were close to Bush Lodge yesterday as they attempted to hunt a male waterbuck but they soon lost interest as they seemed to be quite full and content.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

Until next time…

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 143

Blog by Wendy Claase
Images by Terry Ennever, Franscois Rosslee, Kevan Dobbie, Kyle Strautmann and Sheldon Hooper

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