On safari we talk a lot about the big five and most of the pictures we post are about them. In the next few days’ morning posts I would like to introduce all of Thanda Safari’s antelope species to you. From large to small and common to rare. So here we go.
Let’s start with largest of them, the *Greater Kudu*. A male can get up to 340kg (750lbs) and a shoulder height of 1.55m (5′). They love higher altitudes and thicker bush and will even stand on their back legs alone to reach up to get the very bitter new leaves of a Mountain Aloe. There main predators are Lions.
I had a great weekend. Saturday evening and Sunday morning I drove guests at the Lodge. With Dumi as Tracker we had two very good drives with sightings of Lions, Elephants, White Rhinos, Buffalo and Cheetahs. The guest were very pleased with the guiding and the tracking 🙂
We also viewed a beautiful sunrise (picture 1) and enjoyed a relaxed Kudu cow posing for the camera (picture 2). This afternoon I spent three hours just sitting by one of the waterholes by myself. As it was a very windy day there were no mammals, but I got some good bird shots. One of them was a Three-banded Plover (picture 3).