10 minutes into Klaserie with Africa On Foot – I’ve never seen so many buffalo at a dam!
As Impala definitely do not climb trees, this can only mean one thing……… We searched and searched for the leopard but couldn’t find it.However, at dusk we heard over the radio that it had been spotted, and we raced back towards the tree, just in time to see the leopard strolling back towards it too. Watching it go straight up awed us all. The sheer power these cats have is astounding. A leopard will drag its kill into high branches to move it away from other predators such as lions & hyenas. Lions can climb trees, but not as well as leopards, so they go really high up. Sunsets in Africa are usually stunning 🙂Back at camp. We can see thousands of stars as there is no light pollution.No matter where I sit, the smoke from the campfire always seems to blow in my direction but I do love a good fire! Especially when cooking our dinner on it.No electricity here! Hurricane lamps and torchlight is all we have. The lilac breasted roller is one of my favourite birds.
I didn’t get it in focus in flight, but just look at its wings! Curious little mongooses…… If the plural of Goose is Geese, why is the plural of Mongoose not Mongeese? Another language idiosyncrasy !
Male Impala having a fight was exciting to watch.To keep cool, a crocodile will lie with its mouth open in a process that is called “mouth gaping,” which is a lot like panting.