Buffalo stampede

Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
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Trip End Jun 12, 2006


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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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Up early for another great informative walk. We got very close to a herd of buffalo before they turned and ran. The noise they made as they stampeded was immense.



We got mightily close to a giraffe that stood it's ground. Another very cool experience.



New birds we saw included scimitar billed wood hoopoe, African hoopoe, female cardinal woodpecker, gymnogene and tawny eagle.



That afternoon we just did a drive. We didn't see too much more than usual. We did however spot 6 rhino on the way back to camp.



We all sat around the campfire that evening and discussed our favourite moment from the 2 days. I enjoyed watching the buffalo as they inquisitively stared over the tall grass at us before turning and running.



I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this bush walk. Besides the animals I mentioned we did also see lions at some point, but to me the highlight was to get out with someone who was as knowledgeable as Nick. This was a real bonus.

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arintoul
arintoul on

no more than usual?
'That afternoon we just did a drive. We didn't see too much more than usual. We did however spot 6 rhino on the way back to camp.'

Usual? Sure I Rhinos all the time on 93 on my way to Braintree. No wait ... those are Hummers.

arintoul
arintoul on

gq
now jon - where's that GQ photo of those rosy leeds cheeks you showed us the other day?

jonclark2000
jonclark2000 on

Re: gq
Is this the one you were looking for :-)
http://www.jonclark2000.com/Kruger_Hike/pages/Another_Erica_corker.html

They are all out there you just need to click on the all photos link at the top of the text

jonclark2000
jonclark2000 on

Re: no more than usual?
Ah 6 rhino, just a average day for Kruger - It sure beats spotting 6 bugs in a piece of Java code you wrote 2 days earlier!

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