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July, 2008, we spent 6 nights at Mashatu Tent Camp. Mashatu is a Rattray's camp and is in the Tuli Block in Botswana. The Mashatu ranger picked us up at the South Africa/Botswana border and drove us to camp. We left our car on the South Africa side. Mashatu is also where the National Geographic web cam is at Pete's Pond. We drove (4 women, really 3 women and one young teen) from Johannesburg to Mashatu and then after Mashatu we drove to MalaMala.

The pictures will show you what we saw.
Love the eyes
Love the eyes
10 week old cub at Malamala
10 week old cub at Malamala
I have no idea what this is but saw it while driving down the road and snapped it thru the windshield.
I have no idea what this is but saw it while driving down the road and snapped it thru the windshield.
Giant Eagle Owl
Giant Eagle Owl
Lilac Breasted Roller
Lilac Breasted Roller
The mohawk cutie. Taken at a hotel on the way to Mashatu
The mohawk cutie. Taken at a hotel on the way to Mashatu
Can't resist taking a picture of a roar.  I mean yawn.
Can't resist taking a picture of a roar. I mean yawn.
Young king's of the jungle. Taken at a hotel on the way to Mashatu
Young king's of the jungle. Taken at a hotel on the way to Mashatu
Gray lourie or go away bird
Gray lourie or go away bird
Look at the little twig he's holding in his trunk.  What a cutie!
Look at the little twig he's holding in his trunk. What a cutie!
Meves's (Longtailed) Starling  (Thanks for the ID, Kaye)
Meves's (Longtailed) Starling (Thanks for the ID, Kaye)
Swainson's spurfowl (I think)
Swainson's spurfowl (I think)
Greater Blue-Eared Starling with a Natal Francolin in the background  (ID courtesy of KayeN)
Greater Blue-Eared Starling with a Natal Francolin in the background (ID courtesy of KayeN)
Female Golden-Breasted Bunting   (ID courtesy of KayeN)
Female Golden-Breasted Bunting (ID courtesy of KayeN)
This one is posing.  Male Golden-Breasted Bunting
This one is posing. Male Golden-Breasted Bunting
Had to crop a lot to be able to see this little guy
Had to crop a lot to be able to see this little guy
Kudu
Kudu
Can't resist a yawn.
Can't resist a yawn.
Love, love love the eyes
Love, love love the eyes
First sunset at Mashatu
First sunset at Mashatu
The mohawk dude again.  Taken at a hotel on the way to Mashatu.
The mohawk dude again. Taken at a hotel on the way to Mashatu.
Crested barbett
Crested barbett
Front view of crested barbett
Front view of crested barbett
A new little baby
A new little baby
See ya later Mom and Brand New Baby!
See ya later Mom and Brand New Baby!
This is Richard of Mashatu taken by Afke (at Pete's Pond)
This is Richard of Mashatu taken by Afke (at Pete's Pond)
A picture of Paul at Pete's Pond taken by Afke.
A picture of Paul at Pete's Pond taken by Afke.
Paul of Pete's Pond.  Picture taken by Afke.  Rest in Peace, Paul.
Paul of Pete's Pond. Picture taken by Afke. Rest in Peace, Paul.
Sunset at Mashatu
Sunset at Mashatu
A fluffy lilac breasted roller
A fluffy lilac breasted roller
elefoot
elefoot
elefeet
elefeet
eletoes
eletoes
eledance
eledance
eleskin
eleskin
eletail
eletail
eletrunk
eletrunk
eletoes
eletoes
eletrunk
eletrunk
Hoopoe.  I just can't seem to get a good picture of these birds. Want one with the crest fully up.
Hoopoe. I just can't seem to get a good picture of these birds. Want one with the crest fully up.
zebras
zebras
A beautiful sunset. Ashley and Katie
A beautiful sunset. Ashley and Katie
Rock dassies or Rock Hyrax, (Procavia capensis) .  Look how many there are!
Rock dassies or Rock Hyrax, (Procavia capensis) . Look how many there are!
We are really in the middle of nowhere
We are really in the middle of nowhere
Crimson-breasted Shrike.  I have only seen a couple of these birds and haven't gotten good photos.  ID thanks to KayeN.
Crimson-breasted Shrike. I have only seen a couple of these birds and haven't gotten good photos. ID thanks to KayeN.
4 Cheetahs.  We saw them 5 days out of 6
4 Cheetahs. We saw them 5 days out of 6
A giraffe and baby in the sunrise
A giraffe and baby in the sunrise
Eland - they are huge
Eland - they are huge
Giraffe
Giraffe
More Giraffes
More Giraffes
African wild cat
African wild cat
Giant Eagle Owl
Giant Eagle Owl
Bank of the dry Limpopo River where the Bee-eaters make their holes
Bank of the dry Limpopo River where the Bee-eaters make their holes
Wild dog
Wild dog
Collared wild dog.  Released at Mashatu in Apr 2008 (I think)
Collared wild dog. Released at Mashatu in Apr 2008 (I think)
Standing in a tidy line eating the warthog
Standing in a tidy line eating the warthog
Share and share alike. The dog on the right looks like he's going in for the good stuff.
Share and share alike. The dog on the right looks like he's going in for the good stuff.
Tug of war
Tug of war
Wild dog with a chunk bitten out of his side
Wild dog with a chunk bitten out of his side
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IMG_0267-1.jpg
Baboons
Baboons
Closeup.  C'mon, you have to admit it's funny
Closeup. C'mon, you have to admit it's funny
Looks like he's guarding the liver? His ears are big enough to leave a shadow.
Looks like he's guarding the liver? His ears are big enough to leave a shadow.
Fighting dogs
Fighting dogs
Wild dogs eating warthog.
Wild dogs eating warthog.
Jackal finally gets his turn.
Jackal finally gets his turn.
That warthog was bigger than the jackal
That warthog was bigger than the jackal
Not much left for the jackal.  Just a little meat on the ribs
Not much left for the jackal. Just a little meat on the ribs
a bush buck right at our tent!
a bush buck right at our tent!
Bushbucks.  Mom, Dad and newborn. Born the day before we arrived but took a couple days to get a picture.
Bushbucks. Mom, Dad and newborn. Born the day before we arrived but took a couple days to get a picture.
This calf looks too large to be newborn but the ranger said it had just been born and that's blood on mom's legs from birth.
This calf looks too large to be newborn but the ranger said it had just been born and that's blood on mom's legs from birth.
The baby has hair that newborns have.  I'm not sure when it goes away or becomes less noticable.
The baby has hair that newborns have. I'm not sure when it goes away or becomes less noticable.
Tiny, tiny babe.
Tiny, tiny babe.
It's hard to pass by a Lilac Breasted Roller without stopping.  You can see this one's tongue.
It's hard to pass by a Lilac Breasted Roller without stopping. You can see this one's tongue.
Impala in the sunset
Impala in the sunset
Silly young elephant
Silly young elephant
My lovely group.  Yes, it's cold. L-R is Richard, Ashley, Katie, Justice and Carla
My lovely group. Yes, it's cold. L-R is Richard, Ashley, Katie, Justice and Carla
Leopard in a tree
Leopard in a tree
Steenbok
Steenbok
Candelabra tree and rock Dassies on the top of the rock.
Candelabra tree and rock Dassies on the top of the rock.
Baobab high on a hill
Baobab high on a hill
Kudu bull
Kudu bull
12' python found dead on the side of the road.  Partially eaten
12' python found dead on the side of the road. Partially eaten
Justice holding the snake
Justice holding the snake
We all have to pick it up.  It's heavy!
We all have to pick it up. It's heavy!
Ashley thinks it's gross
Ashley thinks it's gross
She's trying to lift it higher
She's trying to lift it higher
Katie looking like it's not heavy
Katie looking like it's not heavy
cheetah surveying the land
cheetah surveying the land
Leopard
Leopard
Lioness holding her head in the beautiful lioness pose
Lioness holding her head in the beautiful lioness pose
Leopard in the tree
Leopard in the tree
Bee-eaters on the bank
Bee-eaters on the bank
Close up of bee-eaters
Close up of bee-eaters
elephants coming towards us. Can you see them?
elephants coming towards us. Can you see them?
A little closer
A little closer
This place is so awesome
This place is so awesome
This didn't turn out as planned.  The elephants are walking away in the background but they're out of focus.
This didn't turn out as planned. The elephants are walking away in the background but they're out of focus.
Justice Cindy Katie Ashley Richard
Justice Cindy Katie Ashley Richard
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Too much lens at a cat fight
Too much lens at a cat fight
The action only lasted seconds
The action only lasted seconds
Stranglehold
Stranglehold
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen 2 BR suite
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen 2 BR suite
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
Our room at Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa
Our room at Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
Hill Top Country Lodge in Tzaneen
There was no roof over the shower. 4 walls but open air at the top. Cool!  Literally.  It was very cool.
There was no roof over the shower. 4 walls but open air at the top. Cool! Literally. It was very cool.
Ashley and Katie riding in the cable car across the Limpopo River from SA into Botswana
Ashley and Katie riding in the cable car across the Limpopo River from SA into Botswana
Sign in South Africa
Sign in South Africa
Sign in South Africa
Sign in South Africa
selling oranges on the side of the highway
selling oranges on the side of the highway
Sign in South Africa
Sign in South Africa
Many flowers growing on the side of the road
Many flowers growing on the side of the road
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Why don't they fix the potholes instead of putting up signs?
Why don't they fix the potholes instead of putting up signs?
rock dassies
rock dassies