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Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... cheetahs, at a great distance, sitting under the shade of a tree. It wasn't until midday that we had the greatest spot of the day. We had spent hours with our eyes trained on the trees and in the shade looking out for a leopard until someone bellowed 'rhino, rhino, rhino' until Dylan stopped the minibus. That's cool I thought, we can actually see a white rhino up close rather than so far away that it could also be a water buffalo. Well no, ...
... at a small tree and the guide pointed at the tiny bushbabies. They were originally called bushbabies as they make sounds like a baby crying. Actually bushbabies are primates and are properly called galago. There was also a chameleon.
Impala, wildebeest, zebra and kudu were picked out and a small antelope caused some controversy - common duiker or steenbok? Checking later in the field guide book at camp we decided steenbok!
An African Wild Cat scurried through the ...
... to try to feast on the hippo but the crocodiles who were there first would not allow them to get close to their lunch. They began to move the body as they were tugging to eat, it was ************ their part. After awhile the lions left and so did we. We drive on for miles and came upon some lions feasting on a buffalo. After they had gotten their fill they moved over and rested under a tree to rest, after all this was hard work.
We continue on ...
... to be there. Kruger is one of a number of parks in South Africa that allows, and almost encourages self-drives, but our past experience has been that the guides/trackers have an uncanny knack for spotting critters that we would have zipped right by (and after spotting a hapless couple jammed into a Fiat 500 trying to spot the herd of elephants that were about to squish their motorized tin can, we knew we made a good choice).
Our guide ...
... left and right as we drove down the dirt trails until we encountered an animal. It was absolutely fascinating. The temperature would drop quickly once the sun went down, so we had to put all of our layers back on. We would make it back to camp around 7:30pm, enjoy a few drinks, and have a wonderful candlelight dinner which usually included some form of entertainment, including African dancers and a local choir.
This was my first safari, and I ...