We are very excited about our last game drives in Timbavati.
We continued to see more wildlife sightings including animals we had seen before and those we hadn't.
The now-familiar Kudu.
Hippo leaving the water for the evening.
We saw more Rhino.
The sound of our Land Rover roused these two young males who were sleeping together in a depression.
We watched as the leopard deftly climbed into this tree.
They also found the impala kill in a nearby tree - it is the lump on the trunk.
Many impala still roam the bush of course.
We enjoyed the morning coffee breaks.
We saw yet another type of antelope, the wildebeest!
Giraffes from near and far.
And of course, more elephants.
One morning, we saw a large herd of elephants drinking at this watering hole.
They had learned to drink from this water pipe like a straw.
In addition to destroying plumbing, elephants also destroy the trees as they walk and graze.
We continued to see incredible birds.
An endangered Saddle-billed Stork (next to a Grey Heron).
Notice anything else in this picture?
A sleeping rhino!
We saw many more Cape Buffalo.
This one hosts many Red-billed Oxpeckers.
Water buffalo skull.
Our last afternoon rest stop. Gideon and Herman picked out a great place overlooking the bush for the sunset. The hills in the background are the northern end of the Drakensberg, a mountain range that runs all the way to Cape Town.
We loved safari!