It’s amazing how much a person sees just sitting quietly. In just a few minutes I saw a pair of Yellowbellied greenbuls, a Whitethroated Robin-chat, starling, a raptor fly-over and a small family of Nyala.
We planned to get to Nsumu Pan in time for breakfast but to stop over at the kuMasinga Hide on the way. The hide is situated in the unique Sand Forest so just the drive to there is interesting and it’s worth driving slowly. We kept a lookout for the beautiful Gorgeous Bushshrike and Eastern Nicator. They were so vocal but no luck in seeing them. However, the tiny elusive Suni made an appearance much to our delight.
Across the pan was the majestic African Fish Eagle and we were lucky enough to watch an Osprey pass by.
Across the pan was the majestic African Fish Eagle and we were lucky enough to watch an Osprey pass by. Many waders were seen together with Pied Wagtail, Darter, Spur-Winged and Whitefaced Geese. I was hoping to see the Pygmy Kingfisher as I have seen him there before aswell as Pelicans but was not so lucky this time round.
Of course every game reserve visit deserves a braai. Just as the sun began to set we made our fire, this time to the call of insects, a Fiery-necked nightjar and the odd call of a jackal.
This is so much better than being at home.