I just wanted to pass on the wonderful news about the wild dogs that were seen on the 4th! I ended up staying in the sands for one night at another lodge and was able to jump aboard the morning drive! One of the main animals everyone wanted to see was giraffe and after a few showers and searching, the Djuma herd graced us with their presence! The youngster from the previous blog was with it’s mum and other adults up by the bush braai site enjoying breakfast!We sat with them for a little while and as the sky began to clear we decided we needed to take a short coffee break! It was smiles all round as we sipped our hot beverages, warming us up on the inside, while the sun warmed us on the outside! We finished just in time to hear wild dog had been seen up by Sydney’s dam!
Just as we got there our visual was of a white tail and a pair of ears disappearing into the bush. If hearts sank it was for only a moment as the dogs came bounding back out towards the road where we were!
They stopped to test the ground for anything interesting, milling around the vehicles for a few minutes before trotting off towards sandy patch. Although they didn’t seem to be in a rush anywhere we had to leave, but grateful for the chance to see these rare beauties!
I have also heard Karula has been out and about on the quarantine open area. Xivindzi and Xivambalana were with her enjoying their evening meal of impala with the full moon as a back drop! Sadly I wasn’t there to share it but at least it is great to hear the royal family of Djuma are doing well and are still together!
Take care everyone until next time bye for now! I do have pictures of the dogs which I will upload when I can!
Written by Tara