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Tuludi Camp, Khwai private reserve : dry green season


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Stunning "two headed " Wattled Crane and my favorite antilope at close range on top ! Thanks for sharing @Bush dog

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Beautiful pictures @Bush dog, always such a pleasure to read your reports.  I also really like the young giraffe in the misty blue light.

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michael-ibk

This brings back fond memories. Khwai is an exceptionally pretty area, especially when it's lush and vibrant like that. Gorgeous photos! Did not know Sable are around there, very cool to see them.

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Third day

 

Morning pictures :

 

We started the day with a beautiful dawn and a flight of 3 wattled cranes.

 

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This is, I think, a juvenile black-chested snake eagle ?

 

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Hyena

 

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Zebras

 

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Hippo

 

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Giraffes

 

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@michael-ibk

 

Thanks, Michael!

 

Sable is a common sighting in the area, hence the name of one of the other camps in the reserve, Sable Alley.

 

 

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Third day

 

Afternoon pictures :

 

Young giraffe

 

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Hippos :  some more territorial behaviours

 

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Black heron with black-crowned night herons

 

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The local pack of wild dogs (17 individuals) was spotted, by Palipi, in the mopane, near a waterhole in the western part of the reserve.

 

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Twenty minutes after our arrival, they decided to go hunting.  We then tried to follow them but the configuration of the terrain forced us quickly to give up.

 

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what a spectacular dawn! and what stunning shots of the wattled cranes. 

 

sables are just gorgeous. my top favourite antelope too. 

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Impressive big boys those 2 Lions.

Also what a cracking sunrise.

Enjoying your TR @Bush dog

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madaboutcheetah

balipi perhaps ? Brother of Balemetse .... I haven’t seen him in a long long time

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@madaboutcheetah

 

Yes, Hari it must be Balipi.  He told me that his brother is actually managing Nxai Pan.

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madaboutcheetah
8 hours ago, Bush dog said:

@madaboutcheetah

 

Yes, Hari it must be Balipi.  He told me that his brother is actually managing Nxai Pan.

 

Ditto .... that's the guy!!!

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Peter Connan
On 3/11/2020 at 12:47 PM, Bush dog said:

 

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This is an magnificent photo Mike! Well done!

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Peter Connan

Time to sell my gear Mike...

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Fourth day

 

Calmer day with lots of birds.

Morning pictures :

 

Brown-hooded kingfisher

 

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Southern ground hornbills

 

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Giraffe and impala

 

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Giraffes

 

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Zebras

 

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Tsessebes

 

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Coppery-tailed coucal

 

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Female reedbuck

 

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Wild Dogger

I know these hornbills ;)

 

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Black-winged stilts

 

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Water thick-knees

 

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Wood sandpiper

 

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Three-banded plover

 

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Woodland kingfischer

 

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Great white egret

 

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African pipit

 

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Dusky lark

 

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The afternoon of the fourth day was extremely quiet and poor in terms of photography.

 

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Pied kingfisher

 

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Squacco heron

 

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Thirsty elephants at dusk.

 

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@Bush dog

 

Great bird photos as always ( that kingfisher ! ) and what an atmospheric dusk!

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Wild Dogger

@Bush dogthat´s what I mean, scene looks familiar to what we´ve seen in November in the Khwai Private Reserve:

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