After five days touring in South Africa Joan and I finally made it to Kruger National Park where I hoped to see abundant wildlife.
We checked in at Orpen Gate,
one of several entrances to the park.
I bought my Wild Card which came in handy when visiting other National Parks throughout South Africa.
First we spotted a few birds. We saw Guinea Fowl many times and referred to them as breakfast as they aren’t very smart or fast about moving off the road.
Then saw an Impala.
And several more.
And then herds. The bloody Impalas were everywhere.
Stopped to see how the Rangers used to live at the Rabelais Hut.
Where are all the animals? Eyes constantly scanning back and forth, along the ground and in the trees as we slowly cruised along the roads for many hours.
At Sunset Lake a hippo drank.
While overhead a fish eagle soared.
Saw wildebeests playing.
The zebras looked so friendly, I really wanted to ride one. But we had to stay in our Toyota cage.
This 3 foot Rock leguan monitor lizard ambled across the road in front of us.
The white rhinos roamed with the giraffe.
I’m not sure how big the termites are, but the mounds were over my head.
At least the grasshoppers were small. I was with the Bug Lady after all.
We camped at Satara Rest Camp watching the sunset and enjoying a sundowner while the hyenas paced back and forth on the other side of the fence about 20 feet away.
After I went into the tent I just had to record the night sounds. Yes, that’s the hyenas serenading me to sleep.
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