Ok, I finally narrowed down the best clips of our 4 days at MalaMala. Here’s the video –
It reminded me of the sheer variety of creatures we saw. Our rooms had checklists in them for keeping track of animal sightings. I didn’t want to bug the guide for the name of every bird and tree, but here’s what I marked:
Our guide caught the reflection of this bushbaby’s eyes as it jumped from tree to tree looking for bugs. I caught a couple of minutes of it when it finally stayed relatively still in one tree. This is zoomed in as far as the camera would go, which is why you’ll hear us asking questions about what it looked like — we couldn’t see it very well.
I had hoped we would at least catch a glimpse of a leopard during our time at MalaMala. As it turned out, we saw at least one per day and a couple were within arm’s reach of the Land Rover. We watched one pounce at a rabbit but miss. (Another group bragged at lunch that they saw him catch it right after we left.) Beautiful animals!
My favorite photo was one my dad captured at sunset –