Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
Up and out the gate...a little different when there are only fourteen or so campsites. We were trying to decide exactly where to go when we spotted a jackal on the side of the road ahead off us. Tried to catch up with it and see if it was the black backed jackal or not. Could not catch up with the guy!
Decided to stop because we were afraid we might cause him harm by wearing him out.
Had decided to go down ...
... I have had travelling.
Anyway we got into the park and it was another long hot day, Kate wasn't feeling to well so I probably pushed us to far. We saw some cool stuff though with lions and elephant being up there, I searched high and low for a leopard but no luck.
We spent the night in the park at the satara camp, it was a really nice hut with a stick roof. Kate slept for about 11 hrs. We woke up early to make the best of the conditions so were out of ...
... into the dark bush. We were doing this trip in an open truck so we had rugged up and they were using 3 spot lights held by some of the passengers to spot the eyes of the animals. We felt that seeing the leopard made it worthwhile but we also saw some hippo grazing and a number of birds and scrub hares and of course impalas. We arrived back at the camp site after 10 pm cold and very tired but very pleased we had selected this ...
... Letaba River. From the hide we saw crocodiles, various birds and hippos. On the way back to camp all we saw were many impalas and just before the entrance to the campsite we spotted a leopard tortoise slowly crossing the road. The leopard tortoise was interesting to watch as he was struggling to get over the curb to get back in the bush. We waited until he was safely off the road before we left it. It was 7:30am when we got back to camp and in the next hour we ...
... for our side trip there.
Got to Letaba and got ourselves set up near a powerpoint, cooking area and ablutions. Decided to take a short walk and Jerry and Tom were cooking and resting. While we were gone on our walk, the monkey's decided to drop in and cause a little havoc. They first went for our tent which we had left open to let the breeze blow through. Jerry chased them off only to have them head for the cooking area.
- Swimming pool
- Free parking