It’s been hot and dry lately, until the big storm hit. The first decent rain for the season has fallen. The Milk River is flooded and all the watering holes are full. Our guests were fortunate over the week to have had some exceptional animal encounters. The predator sightings have been very good especially cheetah sightings and general game such as giraffe and herds of eland. We also had beautiful sunrises and sunsets recently.
The male cheetah has been sighted up Kondoa Mountain. We had an amazing close encounter with him early morning. As we approached him, he was keeping a watchful eye on us as he decided to walk towards us. He walked past us within about three meters.
One late Afternoon we were lucky enough to see the female cheetah hunting. We walked with her as she criss-crossed through the bushes and walked towards the mountain cabbage tree. She displayed amazing skills in tree climbing. We were so privileged to witness the action. I have spotted cheetahs on a number of occasions and one can’t ever get tired of seeing them. One is forever mesmerized by their beauty.
After an hour or so, having enjoyed a tranquil sundowner, watching in awe as yet another day passed with a glorious and multi spectrum coloured sunset, we headed off into the dark of the night.
We had saw amazing birdlife this week! There was a great sighting of a Jackal Buzzard flying around the wolf valley and perched on top of a wild olive tree. Sacred Ibis were flying over PaardeKraal dam and a Common resident Pale Chanting Goshawk was seen perching.