Greetings from Kruger National Park day 2, 2014.
Sunrise over the Nwanedzi River
Safari, which in Swahili means journey, also means getting up before the sun for the best time to view wildlife. Joan is always up by 3am and gives me about another hour of sleep before waking me with morning coffee. So although I don’t like to wake up so early I do love being spoiled.
We pause on the bridge over the Nwanedzi River to watch the Black and White Cranes and look for other wildlife as well.
Luck of the draw is seeing a Hippo out of the water, which is rare during the day, and watching it plod across a sandbar from the bridge to submerge with others of its kind.
Animals are most often far from the road and viewed only through binoculars but sometimes we get to see them them right on the road and even have to follow them until they decide the grass is greener on the other side.
Or in the case of the buffalo, soaking in a nice mud pool.
But it’s not always an easy life for wildlife and evidence like the remains of this elephant are occasionally seen.
So ends day two of safari at Kruger National Park South Africa as we head back to Letaba camp, but there is more to come.
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