“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
Hyenas are without a doubt one of the most interesting predators to observe. Intelligent, cunning and always up to something whether it’s trailing a nearby pack of Painted Wolves, waiting hopefully under a tree for a leopard’s kill to fall or simply lying in the water to cool off on a hot day.
We experienced just that this week when we were enjoying a peaceful sighting of a lone male Elephant having a drink from a muddy pool of water. The silence ended as the laughter of Spotted Hyena filled the air. We went to investigate and came across 3 individuals squabbling for their share of a young Kudu. We weren’t too sure if they had stolen the kill from a Leopard or been successful on a hunt of their own.
Here at Sabi Sabi you will be able to not only view a variety of game species including the Big Five, but a variety of birds as well, from small to large, we have it all.
During morning coffee one morning, we heard some kudu alarm calling and knew that something must be in the area. We located Maxabeni in a tree before he gracefully descended and made his way to a nearby water pan for a drink.
The young White Dam male was spotted heading down a tree to investigate the surrounds of his territory.
Just as we like a lie in on an overcast day, Ntsumi does too!
We have enjoyed numerous sightings of two cheetah this week and were fortunate enough to find them on a Common Duiker kill one day. The following day they were very active and adventurous, using boulders and trees to get a better view of their surroundings.
A young Giraffe taking in the late afternoon sun.
While stopped for our morning cup of tea and coffee on safari, we were joined by some curious guests.
A small bachelor herd of Elephant kept us entertained while throwing their weight around among each other.
Upon approaching a waterhole, we noticed 2 Waterbuck bulls having a match up, with the dominant male trying to submerge his opponent.
Until next time…