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South Africa Day 11 and 12

October 22, 2010

September 21, 2010

“God made the wild animals according to their kind, the livestock according to their kind, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.”  Genesis 1:25
There are many types of birds here, but the most prevalent seems to be the red and yellow billed horn beak. They seem to be everywhere. We had breakfast and then loaded up to visit the lake at the bottom of Blyde River Canyon.

Red And Yellow Beeded Horn Bill's and Friend

The lake at the bottom of Blyde River Canyon is a man-made lake used for irrigation on for farms and orchards in the area. The water is very clean and has crocodile’s, hippos, ducks, baboons and monkeys living in and around the lake.

Blyde River Canyon Lake

From there it was back to Tshukudu Game Reserve where we had lunch and then back on safari with our guides.

Our Park Rangers and Guides

 Again we saw many animals and birds. The Tshukudu Game Park has all of the African Big Five, named because they are the five most dangerous animals to hunt. They are the elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion and leopard.

Cape Buffalo

Impala

September 22, 2010

Today it was more Safari. We were taken to the area were they keep old lions that have been given them due to old age or injury. They are kept in an area where they are cared for as they can not hunt for themselves any more. Injured animals are also taken in by the park and rehabilitated to be returned to the wild.

Lions in the Old Age Home

Again we saw many animals today such as graphs, water buck, rock monitor, skimbach, water buffalo, etc.

Baboon

 Then it was off to bed after another great meal of ostrich, beef, mushroom pancakes and stuffed pumpkin.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Sue Florian permalink
    November 8, 2010 1:49 pm

    Great photos Lee. I love the site

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