Thursday, April 8, 2010

KNP Day 3

We were up at 5am again. We managed to get organised enough to be 5 in line waiting at the gate. As we stopped the guard opened the gate. The one problem we had today was that we hadn’t filled up with petrol, so we were kinda limited to a short drive.

We headed North up the H1-6 tar road and turned off to do the Tropic of Capricorn Loop (S144 – S143 – S50 – S49 – H1-6).

Sightings today include: a pair of Saddle-billed Stork, Ground hornbills, Marabou stork, Little Sparrow-hawk, Impala, European Roller, Black backed Jackal, Buffalo, Elephants, Blue Wildebeest, Waterbuck and White Stork.

The BBJ was in front of us on the road for about 500m. He would lope along, smell the sides of the road, check us out and then carry on. The buffalo held us up for a good 45 mins. They were all over the road and Brian was a little worried about moving too close to them. We did eventually edge our way through.

We’ve just finished brunch and we’re having a little chill time. Tonight we’re going on the Sunset Drive. We’re hoping we’ll get to see some really cool things!

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