Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 14th July

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I’m just come back from my off days yesterday. It is always nice to be back in the bush. Today I took four guests to Lake Tagalala for the boating.  We had such a great time at the quarry we saw a mixed herd of wildebeest and zebra. As we were watching them suddenly a herd of Impala appeared and they were running very fast. A few seconds later we saw one Wild Dog chasing them and they disappeared into a gully.  We decided to go closer to see what was happening and when we got there we saw a pack of Wild Dogs eating the last bit of an Impala. Their faces were red, covered with blood. I counted eighteen of them. We didn’t spend much time with them because the rest of the pack was in the bushes calling them. When we got to the battle field, it was like mini migration. The plain was covered with mixed herds of Impala, Zebra and wildebeest grazing together and the morning light was superb against them. After Msine crossing it was even better because we saw so many Vultures on the ground and when we went closer we saw one Hyena eating a wildebeest skull. He was a little shy and decided to grab the whole thing and run away with it. On the same plain we saw fifteen giraffes walking across and a big herd of buffalo, it was stunning.  The lake now is very nice because when I left (last month) the level of water was a bit high so we didn’t see many Crocodiles. Today we saw so many crocodiles. The birding  was also fantastic because at the end of the lake there are a nesting colony of grey Herons, Great white Egrets, African open bills, little egrets, Sacred Ibis, African Darters, African Spoonbills and our friend the Madagascar Heron. Also we saw a dead baby Hippo, who had a big puncher wound on its stomach. I think a male Hippo killed it. So there were some Crocodiles there struggling to open it.

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One Response to Beho Beho Bushblog – Salum – 14th July

  1. Sarah Bailey says:

    A lovely day – I lived it with you! Please add my sister to your list. jillasphar@gmail.com

    Mama B

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