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CUSTOM photo safari to the Kruger, Mala Mala & Tswalu - August 2018

Posted by Wild4 Photo Safaris on 21st Aug 2018

This was a 10 night custom photo safari spent at three locations in South Africa, namely the Kruger National Park, Mala Mala and Tswalu Kalahari.

The tour began with the Kruger National Park where we had to endure some very unseasonal and cold weather. Some of our highlights in the Kruger were a pack of African Wilddogs, Elephant, Spotted Hyaena, Greater Kudu, a coalition of 4 male Lions and some great birds including the two smallest Owls, the Pearl Spotted and the African Barred.

Next stop was three nights at Mala Mala, here we were lucky to see the Kambula Lioness that has small cubs, she crossed the Sand River for us. We saw 4 different Leopards, a beautiful Nyala Bull displaying and a most incredible Lion experieince which involved two different prides fighting over and Impala kill and over territory.

Our final stay was at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve which really is a unique place with some very different species. Some of our highlights at Tswalu were the beautiful Roan and Sable antelopes, Giraffe, Tsessebe, Oryx and the African Wilddogs with their puppies. We also had a brief sighting of the rarely seen Pangolin. We managed to spend time with two different groups of Meerkats, both of which had youngsters with them, the youngest were only 3 weeks old.

Many thanks to the WILD4 TEAM for all your fantastic catering in the Kruger Park, the staff at both Mala Mala and Tswalu and to our rangers, Pieter at Mala Mala and Kyle at Tswalu - thank you for your patience and for working so hard to get us into some wonderful sightings and some great photos..

A huge thank you to our clients, Jon and Bernice for travelling with us on this custom photo safari.

Enoy some of the photos !!

Best wishes

Stu

African Wilddog - Kruger Park
African Wilddog - Kruger Park
Greater Kudu - Kruger Park
Greater Kudu - Kruger Park
Spider Web in early morning - Kruger Park
Spider Web in early morning - Kruger Park
African Barred Owl - Kruger Park
African Barred Owl - Kruger Park
Spotted Hyaena with horns of an Impala - Kruger Park
Spotted Hyaena with horns of an Impala - Kruger Park
Male Lion - Kruger Park
Male Lion - Kruger Park
Goliath Heron - Kruger Park
Goliath Heron - Kruger Park
Elephants - Kruger Park
Elephants - Kruger Park
Spotted Hyaena cubs - Kruger Park
Spotted Hyaena cubs - Kruger Park
Great Egret with fish - Kruger Park
Great Egret with fish - Kruger Park
Female Lesser Kudu - Kruger Park
Female Lesser Kudu - Kruger Park
Male Lion at Renosterkoppies waterhole - Kruger Park
Male Lion at Renosterkoppies waterhole - Kruger Park
The second Male Lion - Kruger Park
The second Male Lion - Kruger Park
The third Male from a coalition of 4 - Kruger Park
The third Male from a coalition of 4 - Kruger Park
Pearl Spotted Owlet - Kruger Park
Pearl Spotted Owlet - Kruger Park
Baby Elephant - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Baby Elephant - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Female Leopard - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Female Leopard - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Male Nyala displaying - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Male Nyala displaying - Mala Mala Game Reserve
African Buffalo - Mala Mala Game Reserve
African Buffalo - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Lioness from the Kambula Pride - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Lioness from the Kambula Pride - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Male Impala leaping over the watercourse in the Sand River - Mala Mala Game Reserve - Wildlife Panorama
Male Impala leaping over the watercourse in the Sand River - Mala Mala Game Reserve - Wildlife Panorama
Kambula Lioness drinking - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Kambula Lioness drinking - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Blue Wildebeest - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Blue Wildebeest - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Red Billed Ox pecker - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Red Billed Ox pecker - Mala Mala Game Reserve
African Fish Eagle - Mala Mala Game Reserve
African Fish Eagle - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Male Impala - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Male Impala - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Young Leopard cub of the Piccadili female  - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Young Leopard cub of the Piccadili female - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Lioness from the Fourways Pride chasing the Lions away from the Impala kill - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Lioness from the Fourways Pride chasing the Lions away from the Impala kill - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Members of the Fourways Pride - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Members of the Fourways Pride - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Hyaena and Vultures feeding on the remains of a Rhino carcass - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Hyaena and Vultures feeding on the remains of a Rhino carcass - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Steenbok - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Steenbok - Mala Mala Game Reserve
African Buffalo Bull - Mala Mala Game Reserve
African Buffalo Bull - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Male Greater Kudu - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Male Greater Kudu - Mala Mala Game Reserve
Pygmy Falcon - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Pygmy Falcon - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wilddog Puppies playing - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wilddog Puppies playing - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wild dogs - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wild dogs - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wild dogs - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wild dogs - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wild dog puppy - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wild dog puppy - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wild dogs - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Wild dogs - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Giraffe - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Giraffe - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Young Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Young Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkat pup and adult - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkat pup and adult - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Sable Antelope - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Sable Antelope - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Oryx on dune - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Oryx on dune - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
The rarely seen Pangolin - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
The rarely seen Pangolin - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Oryx - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Oryx - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Roan Antelope - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Roan Antelope - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Tsessebe Antelope - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Tsessebe Antelope - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Spotted Eagle Owl - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Spotted Eagle Owl - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
One of the 3 week old Meerkat pups - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
One of the 3 week old Meerkat pups - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Adult Meerkat carrying a youngster - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Adult Meerkat carrying a youngster - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meerkats - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Hartman's Mountain Zebra - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Hartman's Mountain Zebra - Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

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1 Comment

  • What fantastic sightings! - Including a pangolin - how special!  Was the rhino carcass at Mala Mala another poaching victim?

    Sharon Thorp - August 21st, 2018 at 11:02pm

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Testimonials Dear Wild4,  Very many thanks to all of you Stu, Ann, John, & Justyna - for a wonderful trip. We really enjoyed our two weeks with you - the organisation was superb, the food was excellent and the guiding and photographic advice from you. Stu, was invaluable. I am sure that without your expertise we would never have seen as many animals or got as many images as we did. Several photographic friends have already contacted us to enquire how our trip went and we have highly recommended you to them. With many thanks from us both,

David and Mary Cantrille, UK

Testimonials I have just returned from a fantastic custom safari to the Kruger with Wild4. This was my second trip in the Kruger with Wild4 and everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect. I absolutely cannot imagine doing this sort of trip there with anyone else. Things were off to a positive from way before we landed. Justyna was as helpful and patient as ever from day 1 and I must say that her suggestions were all spot on. Not only did she sort everything out for us and made it look easy (although I very much doubt it was), but the information she gave us prepared us well for the trip. As soon as we met up with Stefan after we arrived, we had nothing else to “worry” about except take pictures. He was not only great as a guide with his experience, sharp eyes, and genuine interest in wildlife becoming obvious quickly, but he was also excellent as a driver who knows what works and what doesn't photographically and was thus able to position the vehicle perfectly. It was not uncommon for one of us to just say a couple of words about what we wanted to try photographically and he'd immediatelly be on it, getting us in the perfect position while adhering to the rules and keeping the wildlife's interest as a top priority - something all members of the group I was in appreciated immensly. Thank you Stefan, Justyna, and Stu for making this trip happen for us! I look forward to being back with you guys in the future!

Matthew Scerri, Malta