First day at Zimanga

We were up early as we were to meet at the Zimanga gates for 0545. We met up with our Ranger Hendri and were taken to a bird hide, a reflection pool where we would be spending a few hours this morning. These are meant for bird photography but we were very happy when some warthogs and vervet monkeys turned up for a drink! South Africa is very dry at the moment, there have been no rains this year in this area and none are forecast so the wildlife is suffering.

We had a few spare hours at lunch time so popped into the local town Mkuze and managed to get a data sim card to run my blog.

In the afternoon we met with Hendri again, and this time were taken to a different hide overlooking the lagoon. The highlight was when a fish eagle came down and took a catfish out of the lagoon.

We had a really good day, took hundreds of photographs, it will take a while to go through them all, some ruthless deleting is in order!!DSC_1956 DSC_2029 DSC_2078 DSC_2171 DSC_2344 DSC_2597 DSC_2708 DSC_2763 DSC_2949 DSC_3040

 

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2 Responses to First day at Zimanga

  1. Alex Haggarty says:

    Hello Peter @ Trai

    It is obvious that you are having a great time. Brilliant Warthog close up.

    Take Care

    Alex

  2. Sue says:

    Once again lovely photos Pete like the one of the warthog and monkeys having a drink take care xx