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Alison & Ian’s Travel Diary

Friday, 08 Aug 2014

Map8 Aug

Game drive starting at 07:00 in some archaic trucks that were ideal for viewing from. We definitely needed the cosy ponchos on offer, not taking them off for the whole trip, which was essentially a safari park owned by the hotel.

Animals: Baboon (single and troupe), Black Wildebeest and Blue Wildebeest, Sable, Kudu, Springbok, Plains Zebra, Banded Mongoose, >30 Giraffe, Impala, Hartmann's antelope, Black blaze and White blaze, Waterbuck, Dik-dik, Red hartebeest, Ground squirrel

Despite a 20 minute rush to see a rhino, our driver gave up when we got close because of the nature of the vegetation.

Birds: Leopard-faced vulture, Black-backed vulture, Yellow hornbill, Guinea-fowl, Lilac-breasted roller, Kori bustard, Pale-chanting goshawk, Ostrich (+ Flamingo, Heron, ducks and others at the lodge)