Sundowner cruise on Umngazi River

Sundowner cruise on Umngazi River

Another thing hubby and I had heard about from friends who’d been to Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa, is that the sundowner cruise is a must!!

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You order your drinks beforehand, yummy snacks are included and you cruise up the river and back again with Kevin at the helm who, once further upriver, calls the African Fish Eagle.  He has the Fish Eagles call spot on!!

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Kevin calling Fish Eagle …

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Only problem is a couple of Kites know the routine, flying and hovering below the magnificent Fish Eagle, to grab the fish which Kevin hurls up above the water.  Kevin tries to time the throw when he sees the Fish Eagle has the advantage.

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Kite …

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African Fish Eagle ..

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We were unlucky … Kite swooped down and grabbed the fish as it landed on the water..

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Fish Eagle eventually lost interest.  Kevin tried again, whistling for Fish Eagle, who was keen again, but couldn’t lose the Kites.

It was a lovely relaxing evening cruise, chatting with other guests and enjoying the scenery

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A pair of magnificent African Fish Eagles in the trees ..

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Leguaan watch us as we cruise by – (Nile Monitor (Varanus nilocitus), Water Leguaan or River Leguaan 

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We spotted another …

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Not the clearest photographs .. above and below, the majestic African Fish Eagle

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Back on dry land in time to watch the sun go down from the hotel’s deck ..

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