Africa Diary: Satara (2 nights)

I didn’t see the lions I’d hoped for here (Satara is famous for them) but had plenty of other sightings while driving by day and with a ┬áranger on a sunset drive

Day time

The sun was still rising as I headed out of camp
The sun was still rising as I headed out of camp

 

Elephants have right of way! Well, so do all wildlife in Kruger, but some elephants really know how t enforce it.
Elephants have right of way! Well, so do all wildlife in Kruger, but some elephants really know how t enforce it.

 

Male ostrich
Male ostrich
His mate nearby seemed intent on watching an apparent play fight between two wildebeest
His mate nearby seemed intent on watching an apparent play fight between two wildebeest

 

Zebra suckling
Zebra suckling

 

A very colourful barbet came hopping right up to my car
A very colourful barbet came hopping right up to my car

 

A fish eagle arrives at a dam near Satara
A fish eagle arrives at a dam near Satara

 

Elephants come to drink at the dam. This is part of a breeding herd of about 20 elephants
Elephants come to drink at the dam. This is part of a breeding herd of about 20 elephants

 

Many others, including these baboons, came down for a drink - also giraffes zebras wildebeest, waterbucks and impalas
Many others, including these baboons, came down for a drink – also giraffes zebras wildebeest, waterbucks and impalas

 

 

Sunset Drive

 

Buffalo, towards sunset
Buffalo, towards sunset

 

We saw porcupine. civet and a pair of bull elephants fighting, but not enough light to take good photos
We saw porcupine. civet and a pair of bull elephants fighting, but not enough light to take good photos

 

A marula tree in the sunset
A marula tree in the sunset

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