Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa

Published: May 14th 2010
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Buckle up...this is a lot of photos! In the couple days prior to our arrival in Richard’s Bay, the arrangements for our safari were finalized. Once we docked in Richard’s Bay, South Africa, our group of eight was taken to the Richard’s Bay Airport where we boarded a 10-passenger Cessna Grand Caravan for our 90-minute charter flight to the Mala Mala Camp private airstrip. We were met by Ryan,... Read Full Entry

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What Nice Tusks You HaveWhat Nice Tusks You Have
What Nice Tusks You Have

Those are some pearly whites.
Cooling OffCooling Off
Cooling Off

This one is throwing dirt all over himself to cool off. It was fun to watch.
Interesting TwistInteresting Twist
Interesting Twist

This elephant has his trunk wrapped around one of his tusks.
Tusk to TuskTusk to Tusk
Tusk to Tusk

These two are playfully facing off.
Slow DownSlow Down
Slow Down

This one was moving at a fast pace.
A Break for ColorA Break for Color
A Break for Color

Saw another one of these on the road.
Tawny EagleTawny Eagle
Tawny Eagle

A stately looking bird.

Posing in the bushes.
Ready for the Afternoon DriveReady for the Afternoon Drive
Ready for the Afternoon Drive

In the Land Rover and ready to go.
Come Here Little BirdyCome Here Little Birdy
Come Here Little Birdy

There's a small blue bird near the elephant's trunk.
Just Getting a Bit To EatJust Getting a Bit To Eat
Just Getting a Bit To Eat

He wasn't after the bird after all.
Five Little SoldiersFive Little Soldiers
Five Little Soldiers

These cute guys are lined up on this limb.
Two Bright Burchell StarlingsTwo Bright Burchell Starlings
Two Bright Burchell Starlings

Checking things out.
Baboon on Guard DutyBaboon on Guard Duty
Baboon on Guard Duty

He is sitting atop this tree keeping an eye out for predators like leopards.
On Top of the WorldOn Top of the World
On Top of the World

Closer he's comfortably sitting in a chair.

They look similar to a Kudu, but have long hair on their stomach area.

Finally, we saw a zebra that became about a dozen. We saw some the first night but it was too dark and they were too timid to get close.
Four of ThemFour of Them
Four of Them

They were much better in the daylight, but still wouldn't let us get too close. They are beautiful!
On the MoveOn the Move
On the Move

They were constantly moving around.
Zebras and ImpalasZebras and Impalas
Zebras and Impalas

Annette caught both of them in this photo.
A SandpiperA Sandpiper
A Sandpiper

Skinny legs.

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