Dee and I are just learning how to spot the game. Our first park was Tana reserve which we visited with our friend Tina and her kids, Maya and Noah- much of it was open country and we could easily see the game- though at one point we initially missed a giraffe that was 15 feet away. Our second game park was the combined park of Hluhluwe/umFolozi. Here the thickets were very dense and as you drive the backroads of the park at 10-15 mph you have to try to spot the game. Other times they wander across the road in front of you or in the case of a herd of Cape Buffalo they stand on the road and challenge you to try to get by.
One afternoon some lions killed a huge Cape Buffalo right next to a road – those that stopped by that afternoon saw the lions only feet from their cars. We did not find this spot until the next morning – by then the vultures had moved in for their feed until the hyenas seeing the vultures in the air- found the spot and the hyenas chased them away and guarded the kill ferociously.
Here are some photos from our first few days in the parks.