May 7-10, 2008 - Around The World, Days 12-15 - Antelope, South Africa



May 7, Timbivati
We encounter several species of impala and antelope on our safaris.
This is my favorite - a kudu.


He's beautiful!


Female impala.


There are bunches of them.


An impala buck watches us to ensure we don't encroach too much on his turf (and his females).


A lone blue gnu (wildebeast) relaxes in the shade.


Why the long face?


May 8, Sabi Sands
A male water buck's horns curve oddly forward.


Oh, he sees us.


This is the female.
I wonder what the males think of this 'target.'


A rarity, a young white impala!


They're easily seen by predators, so to see one so large still alive in the wild is amazing.


So many species...
This is a male nyala. He has some white stripes that go along his body, and his horns are basically straight with a quarter twist.


Female nyala.


Another male nyala.


Female and male kudu.



Wildebeast blockade.


A herd hangs out in the road, not going anywhere for a while.



Some of the young run around.


Some are lazy.


May 9, Sabi Sands
Kudu.


Cool horns.


More impala.



Steenbock, full-grown, but still small. Hard to spot in the tall grass.


Back at camp, a steen bock comes up to the river to drink.


A male bushbuck, with his indicative white spots, grazes behind our camp.