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Morning coffee

Here are some of my favourite morning coffee spots in Africa.

My most favourite one is morning coffee from the deck of a Safari tent at Lower Sabie Rest Camp. I love watching the world wake up and see all the birds fly over the river. The Sabie River is a bit like a highway during those early hours.

Some of the birds come a bit closer, looking for an easy breakfast.
Go-away-bird

Burchell's Starling

The Deli @ Satara is another of my favourite spots, especially after days of drinking Nescafé (yuk). I wrote about the Deli in my trip report. Which I still have to finish. Preferably before our next trip to Kruger NP.

Sadly I don’t seem to have any photos. Will have to go back then 🙂

Last time I also very much enjoyed my morning coffee at the Sirheni bird hide.

Bird hide at Sirheni Bush Camp

Bird hide at Sirheni Bush Camp

The bird hide was located right in front of our bungalow, so only a few steps away.

Bungalow at Sirheni Bush Camp

No 13 Bungalow at Sirheni Bush Camp

 

View from Sirheni bird hide

View from Sirheni bird hide

Pretty LBJ

Pretty LBJ

Yellow-billed Stork and Egyptian Goose

Yellow-billed Stork and Egyptian Goose

White-faced Duck

White-faced Duck

Giant Kingfisher

Giant Kingfisher

It was just me, my coffee and the birds. Bestest way to start the day.

Safari Saturday,
a fortnightly African meme

Warming up in Kruger – Mopani morning

I woke up early, made an espresso (I brought my little Bialetti) and drank it on the veranda of our bungalow. This is exactly how I would like to wake up every morning.

Mopani bungalow 89 view

We stayed at a perimeter bungalow (no 89). It has a great view of the bush and because the rubbish tip is located a few hundred meters away you get to see vultures and marabou storks throughout the day.

While I was sipping coffee and eating ouma rusks I saw 3 rock monitors, a couple of fire finches, butterflies and a pair of mourning doves. Here’s a pic of one of the rock monitors, the largest of the three.

Rock Monitor

If you look carefully you can see its forked tongue below. It uses its tongue to smell its way around.

Rock Monitor split tongue

Then Foeke woke up and we went for a drive.