Mkuze Game Reserve is a 40,000 hectare reserve which forms part of the unique isimangaliso wetlands park. It’s a mural made up of various habitats including flat and dry landscapes broken by sandy ridges formed by ancient dunes, a rare sand forest, riverine forest, swamps and acacia savannah – all this with the Lebombo Mountains in the west as a backdrop. This diversity supports a wide variety of game species and over 420 bird species, providing limitless photographic opportunities.
Trevor spent an afternoon and a morning in the central Kamasinga hide and was rewarded with great animal sightings.
The Kamasinga hide has a unique design and is set on a raised platform extending over the water. As you enter you walk over a grid where you can peer down at terrapins swimming in the water below. From the lookout area there is 180 degree view,. This can be a little frustrating as one is never quite sure where the action will happen. This is where Trevor’s knowledge of animal behaviour really helps. By anticpating what the animal will do he is able to position himself ahead of time to ensure he captures the moment.
Below are a few images taken by Trevor from the hide.