Sabi Sand Photo Safari: Salayexe Hunts, Wild Dogs Interrupt, Elephants Object …

Kobus Reports from the Sabi Sand Photo Safari at Elephant Plains:

Our safari at Elephant Plains continued to be amazing right up to the last moment when we sadly had to bid farewell to this fabulous place – and the wonderful sightings. But we have our memory cards filled with images that many might envy …

So what did our last hours provide? …

After a successful visit to the Hyena Den,-

– we found Salayexe, that indomitable mother leopard that is so much an integral part of the Sabi Sand Reserve. We watched as she spotted a herd of impala, and we were totally impressed by her skill and stealth.

We held our breath, with hearts in our mouths as she crept closer and closer …

Then some very unsportsmanlike Wild Dogs arrived with a commotion and clamour that sent the impala scurrying.

To add to the noise and confusion, a nearby herd of elephants took umbrage at the presence of the Wild Dogs and they started to trumpet loudly, voicing their indignation in no uncertain terms as they chased the dogs away.

It was a spectacle to see, hear, and simply to be there and witness … another wow experience! With the huge commotion we didn’t get many images, but what a memory we have!

Our final sighting was of a lion pride, with the cutest little cubs suckling hungrily … it was a truly wonderful way to end our safari, and we all look forward to a return in the not too distant future …