Sunday, October 3, 2010

South Africa 06.28-07.29 - Kruger

From Nelspruit we ventured off to Kruger for a 3 day safari. The first night we stayed in a safari tent in Skukuza, the following day venturing north to Letaba where we stayed in a 'hut'. The first day we entered through the Melalane gate and slowly made our way to Crocodile Bridge and the Lower Sabie before ending in Skukuza. The second day we worked our way north up to Letaba, and the last day made our way back down toward Satara and out of the Orpen gate. We even tried a night safari but had better luck during the day! As an aside, we only saw hyenas when we were at the camps, and they were much bigger than expected! Apparently they get fed by some of the tourists as well as each from the garbage that is disposed of. I would just like to know who thought it was a good idea to feed one through the fence!

We were able to see all of the big 5 - lions, elephants, water buffalo, rhinos and one leopard. Additionally we saw cheeta, zebra, giraffes, hippos and tons and tons of impala and other antelope species. The only thing we didn't see was a male lion.

Here is a sampling of what we saw, there are too many pictures to choose from so hopefully I haven't left anything out!

Can you find the leopard?

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