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An African Adventure - Part 2 - Safari!
When my little prop plane touched down in Phalaborwa airport, I was immediately met with broad smiles, cheerful greetings in a number of local languages, and truly remarkable sculptures in front of this tiny outpost for the Big Five, the most prized natives of the jungle (rhinos, elephants, buffalo …
... the meantime, the female hippos just kept to themselves and we only saw the tops of their backs.
So that was our first two hours in Kruger Park. During the rest of the day, we were fortunate enough to see white rhinos (the more common of the two species), a buffalo, warthogs, all sorts of birds, a big snail taking his time on the road, zebras, and more impalas. We even came across another pride of lions, but they had taken to the bush for shelter from ...
... such bright stars. You can easily see the whole Milky Way across the entire sky. Another thing I need to mention, if I haven’t already, is the fabulous sunsets. The sun is nothing but a huge red orb; it’s out of this world.
By the way, we did finally find the restaurant and had an O.K. meal. The wine was the best part. I managed to stay up until almost 10:00; I actually read for a little while.
... vez que dejamos atrás a los rinocerontes empezaron a aparecer ante nosotros sorpresas de pequeño porte: un caracol gigante, una tortuga y un bicho tipo escarabajo que llevaba una especie de bola de estiércol girándola con las patas. Estos bichos y animales chicos también hay que verlos, pero sólo uno las percibe cuando deja de buscar a los animales grandes. Un pájaro azul brillante de ojos rojos, un escarabajo grande como una ciruela, un caracol largo como ...
... their way around the bush. They explain that they have certain landmarks, trees and some waterholes, and a small path. We climb into the truck....having not seen any large animals, but still a great experience walking where they walk, seeing their tracks and where they go when they are thirsty. On the way back we stop to see a huge Martial Eagle in a tree. Eric explains that this is the largest eagle in this area. He looks ...
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