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A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

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A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

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African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

As another week passes, we hope you enjoy the recap of the past 7 days here at Sabi Sabi…

Where there are Wild Dogs, there is action!  The Toulon Pack was on the move in search of prey, but we were unfortunately not privy to seeing them make a kill in the time we spent with them.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

We are still experiencing some very warm days in the bush and as a result, a magnificent sight awaited us on safari as a huge herd of buffalo made their way down to the waterhole in front of Selati Camp.  We watched as some of the older members enjoyed a refreshing drink, whilst some of the youngsters stretched their legs on the open plain!

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

A large Elephant bull gracefully consumes large amounts of grass during the late summer season within an open grassy plains area.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

A Dark-Chanting Goshawk captured a juvenile Crested Spurfowl right on the road this morning before taking it up into a Marula Tree where it started feasting.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

A Yellow-billed Stork sifts through the waterhole in front of Bush Lodge in search of some tasty morsels.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

Always great fun to watch – here a large baboon keeps an eye over the troop as they continue to forage.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

Two hyenas were busy marking their territory early one morning.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

We managed to spot this pair of Gorgeous Bush-shrikes. Quite often heard but hardly ever seen.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

A European Roller perches high up on a branch, gazing down in rapt attention looking for the next meal it might snatch up.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

The Southern Pride left their cubs unattended and moved through the night before being located again the next morning. Sadly, they were unsuccessful in finding a much-needed meal and took to an old termite mound for a better vantage point.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

The Sparta Pride put on a great show for our guests as they walked down the road in search of their much-needed next meal.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

We have had regular sightings of Little Bush and her cub; who is still left alone during hunting times.  The cub is sporting a small wound below her right ear but this didn’t seem to bother her as she went from tree to tree and even chased a small scrub hare before it got away.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

We had an interesting interaction between White Dam’s male cub and the Little Bush female as they came to within 10 meters of each other. Both seemed a little unsure of each other and eventually went their separate ways.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

Little Bush’s older daughter, the Kigelia female, has been seen mating with Kashane again.  He, however, did not seem as interested as Kigelia may had wanted as he kept chasing her off whenever she tried to initiate a mating session too soon after the last.

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

Until next time…

African Safaris | Tours | Holidays: A Week in the Bush Vol. 150

Blog by Wendy Claase
Images by Kevan Dobbie, Kyle Strautmann, Terry Ennever, Sheldon Hooper and Richard de Gouveia

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