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... it was indeed a very large hyena come visiting!
But this morning, nothing lurked. At the patio, very welcome hot coffee and tea awaited, and some delicious croissants - and birthday ...
... magazine" with us - and so I did.
After a perfect landing at Nelspruit, we were met by our driver, Gerald George (originally from Cape Town), for a 2.5 hour drive (that was actually ...
... enough, as the other safari vehicles went in one direction, we went in another and eventually had full sighting of the leopard for quite a few minutes. That was it! The Big Five all spotted in a day and a half on safari.
We returned to the lodge at 7.30 pm feeling ecstatic and a more than a little delighted in entering into the competition between the three groups and being able to tell the others that they had gone the wrong way!
... but I’ll get to that later). We drove at this speed the whole way and finally pulled into our bush location after some serious dirt roads covered in sand.
The last Land Rover convertible was loading up ready for their evening drive. The amazingly nice staff checked us in really quick and wanted to make sure we made the drive since thats what we wanted to do. They took all of our bags and brought us to our location ...
... conversations with everyone. I met a nice old Afrikaans couple (everyone keeps speaking to me in Afrikaans, I get it, I'm white!) who after swapping wildlife stories they helped plan our route for the next day as they have been coming to Kruger once a month for 30 years! I then met a German couple who are 15 months in to a two year trip! We've not met anyone travelling for a long long time like us so it was reassuring to know we're not mental or not the only mental ones at ...