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Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
We're off again:
We had a leisurely departure at 8:30 this morning. The staff came out to say goodbye and we sang O Canada to them.
And we're traveling again.
We travelled thru awesome mountains. We travelled thru the largest man made forest in the world. Goats and cows were grazing along side of road.
It is HOT HOT HOT!. Peter …
... small group of 6 being shown around - how wrong I was! There was a full bus load of about 30 plus a load of other making about 50 people to be shown around by 2 guides; a little OTT if you ask me. We initially sat in the entrance listening to the guide for a good half an hour to 40 minutes; he was rather entertaining but towards the end he just needed to shut up and take us to see the animals.
We started with the cheetahs and then stunt to get everyone happy; ...
... streaming down her face. Our guides faces turned white, no one really knew what to do that was immediately around. We got some toilet paper to hold against her cut, and then someone on our tour who happened to be a nurse quickly asserted herself. She helped her up and I assume asked her some things, but everyone was just kind of in a daze about the whole scenario.
Now what do we do. We have an elderly woman bleeding from her head, in ...
... it all out.
Another family had arrived at camp. A family from Sydney. They made it just in the for the evening drive, our last one. The temperature had also dropped, so the animal sighting were few. However, we did see a very cheeky elephant taking a drink from the AP Unit water tank and behind us four others. Did you know that an elephant's skin is about 3cms thick and their ears can weigh up to ...
Kruger National Park is definitely one of South Africa's best known national parks, and a major tourist attraction. It's a huge protected area - 20,000 sq km or about the size of Wales, and that doesn't include the adjacent parks in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. What's great about Kruger is its accessibility - it can be visited much more affordably than going on an organized safari in Tanzania, for example. Many people also claim to have seen all of The Big Five ...
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