On the evening drive of July 23rd, I decided to head South of Kaingo Camp, for a change. The drive was nice and quiet and we stopped by the river to have our sun-downer drinks. Afterwards we started driving back towards camp, and just as it was getting dark we picked up a nice female leopard who eventually walked in front of the car and on the road for a long time. Then we left her and carried on.
As we got close to camp, we went into the Ebony Grove to look for Pel’s fishing owl as one of our guests really wanted to see one. And we did find one! Just leaving the Grove, we bumped into another female leopard that had a baboon kill up in the tree. We had a good look and left as we were starting to run late.
But as we were driving back to camp, about two minutes away from camp, we saw something move on the side – it was a lovely AARDVARK which really made our evening exceptional because they are very very rare and not many people have seen this rare animal. And I’m very happy because one of the guests managed to get a video of it (everybody else had their cameras away already as we were so close to camp!).
For me, it was the best aardvark sighting ever, in my 19 years of guiding (this is the 5th aardvark I see).