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...two travellers in search of the world's wildlife

30 July 2010

Marrick Safari

Marrick Safari was our first wildlife viewing opportunity, and we paid out for night and day game drives as a start-of-travels treat. The night drives are a speciality, in particular for aardvark and aardwolf – both hard to see elsewhere, but we got viewings of both, as well as the smaller african porcupine and black-backed jackals. But the star sighting was a small-spotted cat on the second night. These are seriously rare. Johnny Boy, our excellent guide, has only seen two in 8 years of guiding.

Crossing the Karoo we saw more wildlife just from the road; baboons, a hornbill, big eagle (must buy a bird book!). There are also loads of sociable weaver bird nests, on telephone poles. These nests can be huge, and one like the photo below could house more than 200 birds!


One Response to “Marrick Safari”

  1. Dave says:

    Nice shot of Maureen tucking into a plate of super rare spotted cat, hmm wonder why they’re rare. Still wine selection is key and a robust red with your endangered cat is a must! Looks like you’re having a great time so far :)

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