I am on the 6th day of my South Africa Wildlife Photo Tour. It took 2 days to get to Johannesburg but I flew on one of the best Jumbo planes flying these days. It's The Magic Bus, the Airbus A380, a double decker flying behemoth. Quieter than the Boeing 747-8 Jumbo jet and very well design in passenger comfort and ergonomics.
|The Magic Bus - Airbus A380|
I am slowly recovering from jet lag. The first few days was very tiring for me because I had little sleep and the weather is very hot, even though it is only early spring, down here in the Southern Hemisphere. So far, wildlife sightings are very good with an encounter of 4 big male lions who coalesce into a Band of Brothers, defending their territory fiercely against other male lions who have eyes on their lioness and space.
|Leopard cub resting in a tree|
Additional encounters with Leopards and cubs, Wild dogs and puppies, Elephants, Rhinos, Cape Buffaloes, Hippos, various species of antelopes, zebras and bird species round out the sightings for the first few days. I expect some of the future safaris to be less spectacular. Such is the law of averages when it comes to wildlife tours.
|The Three Musketeers|
I have little time to really look over the photos but managed to put together a few for this post. I am anxious to see some Cheetahs if possible because this is one big cat missing from my tour right now. Visit MichaelDanielHo.com to see additional wildlife photos from my past tours and keep checking back for more updates.