|View along the drive|
At Lower Sabie, Alan had noticed a sign and photo of an endangered bird being monitored in the park; and whereabouts were to be reported. At one spot along our drive, we saw 3 of the Crowned Hornbill, so gave info on the where and when of this sighting on our arrival. A combination of loss of habitat and crop pesticides is responsible for the decline in the birds number.
|Endangered Crowned Hornbill|
|Dramatic sunset our final evening|
With our safari coming to an end, we had driven over 750 miles within the park, in addition to the 5 guided tours, a tremendous amount of time put into finding such a wide diversity of animals. Many of the animals, like the wildebeest, impalas and zebras are plentiful, but time, luck and patience were the key to finding many of the others.
Next, we have a 2-hour drive to Mbombela (Nelspruit) International Airport for our flight to Johannesburg and then to Cape Town.
|African wild dogs|