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 …
... facilities and lots of people were stopping for a picnic lunch at the tables under the trees. There were lots of beautiful bright starling birds and monkeys on the lookout for food. Our lunch stop was at the Orping Dam where we could see crocodiles basking on the banks far below and hippos. On the way a Southern ground Hornbill provided some wonderful photo opportunities as it walked beside the vehicle on the road showing off its bright red wattle.
There were lots ...
... of Cecil the lion. While we missed seeing a lion, having seen the two leopards in their element, lithe and quite magnificent, it was beyond me how anyone would consider a dead lion (or any other of these animals) a "trophy".
... you are wholly and entirely reliant on the experience of your tracker and ranger.
We saw all manner of animals and birds and all nervousness about being in an open vehicle vanished as the wonderful photography opportunity told hold. We were mindful of all the safety instructions of course. As we were driving along, our ranger received a message that a leopard had been spotted (pun played in nicely there) and off we went! It is incredible how much ...
We were awake bright and early at 4.30 am for our first morning game drive. No need for a wake up call - the sounds of a lion's roar was our alarm clock this morning.It was a cold morning and we were grateful for the blankets and hot water bottles that were waiting for us in the safari vehicle.
After a pre breakfast, we spent another three hours enjoying the sounds and sights of animal life in Africa. This time around it was rhinos and hippos that ...