FROM TREVOR MCCALL-PEAT & VILLIERS STEYN
Yesterday afternoon we headed out and decided to check up on the young male cheetah we had spent time with in the morning. Along the way we photographed general game such as zebra and waterbuck. We reached the area where we had seen in the cheetah, and found him lying under the same guarri bush.
We photographed him as he sat upright and looked from side to side and managed to get some shots of him when be yawned. As he was solitary, he was very alert of his surroundings. We then headed to Sussen Dams where we enjoyed a spectacular orange sunset and photographed hippo at water level. We spent a long time at the waterhole and chatted about the days gone by. On our way back to camp we photographed a lovely little bush baby and our tracker spotted a flapped-neck chameleon as well. We then enjoyed a braai/barbecue together back at the lodge.
This morning on our final drive we decided to take it easy. We started the morning off with a large elephant bull who sauntered towards us. We then spent time with all the plains game and some other smaller antelope species .
We also saw a number of birds and raptors including lilac-breasted rollers, a yellow-billed hornbill with a locust kill, Martial Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle on a nest, African Fish Eagle, Bateleur and Brown Snake Eagle. Our Bateleur sighting was a particularly good sighting photographically.
Having had a wonderful morning capturing some images of the smaller animals that call the Sabi Sand home, we headed back to lodge for our final brunch together. We bid our guests good bye and headed home. This was our final Big Cat Safari of 2017 and we look forward to being back in March next year. If you’d like to experience our #BigCatPhotoSafari for yourself in 2018 make sure to book soon to ensure you get a spot. Until next time, all the best, the ACQ team.