Today is our last day at Mata Mata. We go for a very short drive and return at lunchtime.
Maureen is first in the queue and I am second as Des is packing to leave today. We dash off to get to those waterholes early and are well rewarded when we come upon a lioness at Dalkeith. We spend a good few minutes watching her drink and then she goes to a tree to mark her territory before loping off. We follow her until she disappears over the ridge.
There are giraffe, a secretary bird and a jackal at 13th Waterhole and we get some photographs.
Later we find a Martial Eagle and shortly after that a young couple stop us to point out a PCG on the ridge – There’s also a cobra next to him they tell us. We watch and see the snake catch a lizard but he is too big for the PCG to handle. Jim and Maureen see the snake come rapidly down the slope and try to warn us that it is trying to get onto our tyres. Earl moves just in time and then it makes its way toward their car but they too move off rapidly.
We need to pack up camp so return and cook breakfast in camp.