Imagine! Four nights Custom Luxury Safari at Thanda Safari – Day 3

For day 3 of our safari experience an all-day excursion into iSimangaliso Wetland Park was on the schedule. After a morning Hippo and Croc Cruise on Lake St.Lucia and lunch at the Ski-Boat-Club – overlooking the estuary and the sand-dunes of the Indian Ocean – we returned through the western shores part of the park to Thanda Safari.

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A grazing Hippo at St.Lucia …
Hippo and Croc Cruise with Shakabarker – briefing before departure …
Hippos out of the water during the day – a rare sighting …
Coffee stop with Hippos …
Crocodiles and Mangroves …
African Fish Eagle …
A lunch with a view – Flamingos on the estuary and the Indian Ocean …

Uninvited lunch guest …

Lala palms and Giraffe …
Waterbucks on the western shores …
Bushbuck in the open …
Brown-hooded Snake Eagle …
The rain bird was calling – Burchell’s Coucal …
Saddle-billed Stork on the hunt …
Picture of the day – A yawning Hippo!

Major sightings:

⁃ Hippo

⁃ Crocodile

⁃ African Fish Eagle

⁃ Waterbuck

⁃ Reedbuck

⁃ Bushbuck

⁃ Giraffe

⁃ Kudu

⁃ Wildebeest

⁃ Zebra

⁃ Saddle-bilked Stork

⁃ Brown-headed Snake Eagle

⁃ Long-crested Eagle

⁃ Burchell’s Coucal

⁃ … and many more birds

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This a series of posts to document all drives and excursions during a four day stay at Thanda Safari. I hosted two guests from Germany on a Private Photo Safari with me as the guide, Bheki as the tracker and the Green Mamba 1 as the Luxury Safari Vehicle.

5 Replies to “Imagine! Four nights Custom Luxury Safari at Thanda Safari – Day 3”

  1. Oh these are awesome Christian! I particularly love the fish eagle and the unexpected lunch guest. Your capture of the pose of this monkey is so nice, it looks content (I doubt it was, Smiles…)

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