Imbali Safari Lodge
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We arrived in Hoedspruit, stepped off the propeller plane straight on to the runway and made our way to the terminal building, the smallest airport I've ever been in! We got our bags, picked up our hire car and we were away! It took us 2.5 hrs to get to Imbali Safari lodge, in the heart of Kruger National Park. We met a few "friends" along the way …
... get to meet Shadow’s five month old cub who would likely be hiding out somewhere nearby mom. Sure enough as we made our way to a dried up river bed we spotted mom and her cub and while we took in the amazing sight they were gracious enough to come out from behind the bushes and give us a great view as they walked down the river bed and off to their next hide out. We thought the first day was good but day two was already shaping up to be excellent, and this ...
We are always on the lookout to see what animal we will encounter first, maybe more lions or elephants, we are never disappointed. I sit in the back and focus on the left side of the road, and David takes the right side, so that we don't miss spotting an animal. Sitting in the back seat allows me a better view and I can slide over to take pictures on either side.
We drove into Skukuza, another camp site to walk around their restaurant ...
... As a result, it is also easier to see the animals through the thinner winter brush.
We took a bus from our hotel in the Melrose Arch complex to the Johannesburg airport where we boarded a charter flight to the Skukuza airport in Kruger National Park (in the eastern part of South Africa, just north of Swaziland). The 84 YPO members and their families on the flight were going to two different safari camps just outside Kruger National Park. There ...
... with the light on them. We also had some parrots come through was well.
Went for an evening drive and saw some general game and got caught in another buffalo jam where the vehicles in the front of the line were afraid to move slowly through the herd. Finally things got moving and when we were heading back a safari vehicle stopped in front of us and they had spotted a pangolin-----a first for us! We got to see it as it headed off into ...