South African Safari

We spent the last of our days in South Africa on both self-driven and guided safaris in Kruger National Park in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. What a blast. During our first visit to Kruger in 2004 we failed to catch even a glimpse of a single cat (though we heard the bone-chilling roar of a lion as a worked-up herd of impala burst onto the road.) This visit we saw five lions along with a host of other exotic and captivating animals from rhinos to Martial eagles.

I don’t pretend to be a wildlife photographer but of course the shutter was flapping at almost every sighting. Anyone want to guess how many giraffe and elephant photos I now have? Still, I thought I would share a handful of shots here. I can’t look at them enough.

Vervet Monkee White Rhino Zebra Baboon Guide Rangers Giraffes Lioness Young Baboon Small Spotted Genet Blue Wildebeast at Sunrise Elephant Family Kudu Lion before dawn Black Back Jackel Elephant Buffalo

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