Always allow a comfortable buffer to get from the entry gate to the restcamp as gates are very strict on when they open and close. It’s for your safety and that of the animals in the park. Officially, it takes 1:15 to get from Orpen Gate to Satara but I would allow at least 3 hours as there is a lot of game in this area not to mention all the birds! Here is some of what we saw just on the 3 hours we took on this drive!
Just outside the park we saw this cool statue.
Magpie Shrike, scroll down for better pics.
Even when you are looking up for birds, don’t forget to look down for turtles!
I think this partially obscured little guy is a Gorgeous Bush-shrike.
Lilac-breasted Roller, I did get better pics further on.
Grey Go-away bird
Cape Glossy Starling
This pond was on the left driving in and a real treasure trove of animals!
Look how close we got!
Finally reached the camp.