Tuesday, April 7, Day 64 - Satara Rest Camp to Berg -en- Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park
We are up by 5:45AM. Dick fixes hot tea for our mugs and we eat a muffin and load the car. We want to take advantage of the early morning as that is usually the best time with the animals out and feeding. We think we will do the S100 loop west of Satara. It was a really good drive last time, but we want to check out the lion kill first as we will miss it if we do the loop first. Just outside of the camp, we see a waterbuck and some kudu. Even at this time of the morning there is a jam on the bridge, but we are able to get a good viewing spot and watch for a while. The male lion is feeding and we get a good view. The traffic jam is getting worse and we don't want to get stuck so decide not to try to turn around and go back to S100.
We get back to the Sabbi River and cross the bridge to H4-1. There is a bit of a traffic jam on the bridge due to a male baboon putting on a x-rated show that is really a car stopper! On H4-1 we again see impala and waterbuck. There is a big group of elephant in the river bed so we turn into one of the overlook parking areas and come face to face with a Mama elephant munching a tree on one side of the car and her baby playing in the sand on the other. This was all hidden by the brush before we turned! Really wanting to return the rent car in one piece, Dick slowly backs back out on the road. No since in causing a ruckus!