Tag Archive for Lower Sabie

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

Photo Fail versus Super Sighting

Look at my cool photo of … what exactly?
Honey Badger at Tamboti

Don’t you hate when that happens? You see something wonderful (for the first time) and are so excited that you completly forget how to make a decent photograph.

If you get out a loupe you might spot a Honey Badger. We saw it cross the riverbed from our deck at Tamboti Tented Camp, in Kruger National Park.

Honey Badger

Here you might be able to decipher two Cape Clawless Otters.  We saw them from our safari tent at Lower Sabie, also in KNP. This is still my best.sighting.ever.

Cape Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis)

At first I was so shocked I completely forgot about my camera. Imagine seeing two otters running along the banks of the Sabie River, weaving their way through hippos and crocodiles. I finally grabbed my Panasonic and managed a few pics before they disappeared in the water.

Cape Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis)

The fading light and my shaking hands didn’t do this super sighting any justice. What’s your worst/best Photo Fail versus Super Sighting?