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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A Beautiful AnimalA Beautiful Animal
A Beautiful Animal

These elephant are amazing!
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A Little Grub

He stopped to get some grass.
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Give Us a Profile

Another one gave us a nice pose.

Two elephants play a bit.

These are Chacma baboons. They tend to shy away from us.
Mother and BabyMother and Baby
Mother and Baby

We caught this one in the trees. The baby must be very young.
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Young One

This young one is scampering away.
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An Adult

You can see how their shape matures as they age.

A croc lays in the water of the Sand River just below us.
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Female Waterbuck

She's checking us out.
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Bush Walk

After we've come back from the morning game drive and had breakfast, there is an optional 1-hour walk with a couple of the rangers. They would give us information about the trees and other aspects of the bush.

Our evening drive started with a Warthog sighting. These guys are definitely ugly!
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One Hairy Creature

He did stop a second for a good shot.
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A Face Only a Mother Could Love

You can see why they're called 'wart hogs'. He makes his way across the road.

Ryan took us by to see the other luxury camp. It's only a few years old.
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Dining Hall

Is this high-end or what? Beautiful, but didn't have the feel of a safari camp. It only accommodated 16 total guests.
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Back Deck

The back deck of the main lodge. The river is to the right.
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The River

It is closer to the river but the camp area is surrounded by fencing.
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One of the Cottages

They are very elaborate!
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Yellow-billed Hornbill

Nice close-up shot in the tree.
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African Fish-Eagle

A beautiful and stately bird that looks like our American Eagle. He sits on the highest limb looking for prey.

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