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Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... they had spotted a female leopard in a ticket. We went to see and she was quite hidden behind some bushes. This female had been ill previously and the park veterinarian had treated her and put a collar on her. She had gotten better and had a cub. We followed this leopard for a while until she started hunting and then we left as Ismael didm;t want to bother her. He told us that some people come to the park and ask him to facilitate a kill by flaying ...
... on a log and rolling in the grass. It turns out cheetahs are one of the rarest animals in the park and so we were very lucky… and off to a great start. We then started the bush walk with 2 armed guides. We were pleased to see they had riffles, rather than just sticks and stones like the guide in Nepal! Our luck continued as we walked by zebras, impalas, kudus, buffaloes, ...
... our bus who would be our safari group; a random mix people. There was Beth from America, Laura's age taking a holiday in SA from primary teaching; Farah and Fanar, brother and sister from Holland but originally Iraq, both students; and then Steve, a rather eccentric person who had the potential to be rather annoying on the trip :S
We arrived at our campsite at around 2pm with the car loaded to the brim with all our meal for the next 3 days and quickly got set up in ...
... and mom was pleasantly surprised to have the opportunity to read her book quietly on the beach even if it was just for half an hour.
We went to see how the girls were doing because in all honestly we are not really used to leaving them with new people, and yes they were fine and having a whale of a time when we arrived but they did decide that it was defiantly time for a swim - and that's what we did for the rest of the day swim, tan, play on the beach and enjoy the lovely ...
... although it was great to watch it, it just didn’t do what we had just experienced any justice. That night we drunk and exchanged stories of our time in the cage – it was a good day and one of the top three experiences of the trip.
The next day was not a coastal drive but more inland where we went to Ado Elephant Park. We did a 3 hour game drive and saw elephants, jackals, warthogs and numerous birds. It was some of the newbie’s ...
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