Birds of Kruger

One of my favourite things about Kruger is the amazing variety of birds found in the bushveld; absolute heaven for a self-confessed bird nerd. The interesting perches chosen by the birds add to the photographic potential. The use of the rolling hide (aka your car) is great for many birds as they are much less... Continue Reading →

Watery wildlife

A new discovery for us in Kruger was the hide at Lake Panic, near the Skukuza rest camp. The light wasn't great when we were there which made bird photography quite tricky but I did manage to capture some of the other aquatic wildlife, like this cute baby hippo and his mother, feeding in the... Continue Reading →

Kruger elephants

This young elephant gave us a bit of an uneasy moment when it started shaking its head and trunk. They were quite close and moving towards where we were stopped on the causeway, level with the river bed. Luckily it was just having a bit of a shake. The small herd crossed just in front... Continue Reading →

Birds and buffalo

Satara is a lovely camp - we all wished for more nights there. What should have been a post-lunch siesta time was spent stalking birds, like this lovely Mourning dove, in front of the rondavels (the round thatched huts typical of Kruger). I wish I managed a better shot of the Green Wood-hoopoes; they were... Continue Reading →

Afternoon drive to Satara

We were very lucky with elephant sightings throughout our trip. I could have spent ages watching this group drinking and splashing about at the waterhole, but we did have to keep going to make Satara before the gates closed. Catching the hippo yawning at the waterhole was pretty cool, as was this mid-tree squabble between... Continue Reading →

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