09, Bush camp and Group 2 – Africa live 2013

 

Well today’s blog is from my first day in the Olare Orok conservancy and the fantastic Bush Camp.

Always great to see Darren and Emma the managers as well as the whole team there. Super chuffed to learn Vincent from the staff is now at guiding school, on his way to becoming fully qualified. It’s great that the Kicheche camps do this and one of the reasons I love working from there.

I had the morning to myself alongside guide Patrick, we had some luck with the local Lion pride before heading off to the airstrip to pick up the new guests David and Marilyn! Super glad to continue my nice guest streak!!

Here are a few images from the morning drive. Nothing ‘wow’ but a decent start!

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Our first drive with David and Marilyn proved eventful..

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The Notch boys proving their specialty of taking Hippo is a winning formula. The kill was in the night but the aftermath was something to behold. I have other images which I may post a bit later. They are a little icky!

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Good old Malika and her cub were on good usual form. It is great to see the cub doing so well and seeming to pick up her mothers party trick, some of the other camp drivers seem a little too relaxed around her though for my liking. Sad to see that it is just the one cub now. The other (that we photographed last year for Africa Live 2012) unfortunately was no longer with us. Cheetahs have a hard life, especially in the Mara at the moment.

 

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This young Buffalo clearly had a leg problem and it didn’t take long for this girl to spot an easy target.

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Knowing running was not an option, the brave Buffalo turned to face her.

 

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The struggle was pretty brief with an unescapable conclusion.

Well that’s it for another post! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, featuring a rather randy encounter!

Thanks 🙂

Richard.

Please do simply drop me a line on Facebook or twitter if you like as I love getting your messages and it spurs me on, questions on any aspect of the trip welcome too!

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