Wild dogs on safari

Guest Blogging: Mike and Fiona see the Ross Pride males

Mike and Fiona Clark spent their fourth day at camp observing the Good and the Bad; the famous boys from the Ross Pride. Here is their update from their fourth day in the Klaserie.

All was quiet around the lodge so the guys decided to drive to the North of Klaserie to see what was happening there.  It was a long but beautiful drive and we saw elephants, giraffe, zebra, a lonely old Dugga boy and plenty of birdlife on our way there. We stopped for sundowners overlooking the Klaserie river – what a beautiful spot. Back on game drive we saw 2 white rhino running through the bush. On the other side of the road we saw a large inquisitive spotted hyena sniffing the air. Just down the road we realised why – there were the 2 Ross pride males, lying in the middle of the road with full bellies, and a kill not far off in the bushes. They certainly had walked a long way in a day – all the way from Ross to Charloscar – over 20km!

This morning we stayed local again, seeing a large breeding herd of elephants in the early morning sun, closely followed by a family of blue Wildebeest with a small calf. We were also lucky to find the pack of wild dogs again hiding in the long grass and cooling off in a pool of water. They too had full bellies so were in no rush to go anywhere.

I’m sure they will still be there for this afternoon’s Game drive.

 

Wild dogs on safari

Nothing better than spotting wild dogs while on safari – Image taken by Mike and Fiona Clark

 

Pack of wild dogs

Pack of wild dogs in the Klaserie – Image taken by Mike and Fiona Clark

 

Pack of wild dogs at play again

Pack of wild dogs appear yet again – Image taken by Mike and Fiona Clark

 

Wild Dog on a Game Drive

Wild Dog on a Game Drive – Image taken by Mike and Fiona Clark

 

Ross Pride - the Good and the Bad

The Good and the Bad lying in the road – Ross Pride – Image taken by Mike and Fiona Clark

 

Ross Pride - the Good

The Good from the Ross Pride – Image taken by Mike and Fiona Clark

 

Hyena in the Klaserie

Hyena spotted in the Klaserie – Image taken by Mike and Fiona Clark

 

Elephant herd spotted in the Klaserie

Elephant herd is spotted by Mike and Fiona while in the Klaserie – Image taken by Mike and Fiona Clark