Krüger National Park
Kruger National Park South Africa
More than two weeks our trailer was parked on different Camps within the Kruger National Park.
On our daily game drives we travelled several hours on the tarred main roads as well as the gravelled side road of the national in our Toyota. In total we searched for animals on a route stretching for more than 1,200 km. More or less successful.
The photographic yield can be seen in our November gallery.
Apart from the Big Five we experienced a special and very impressive encounter with a pack of 20 wild dogs.
Previous experiences with large herds of elephants in Botswana came in handy at close encounters with these pachyderms along the roads.
We kept a respectful distance from a rhino blocking the road. Reverse gear engaged...
From Lower Sabie we drove in pouring rain through the Kruger National Park with our trailer to Camp Satara. Due to hundreds of millipedes on the road the 94 km became quite a manoeuvring challenge. A point of honour that none was driven over.
The gravel tracks in the Kruger National Park are travelled upon by officials with a speed allocated to them of 65 km/h resulting in corrugations. The visitors are being shaken through in their vehicles at an allowed maximum speed of el at 40 km/h. On clear stretches without any game we sometimes gave ourselves the status of officials.
Knowing that at the beginning of December with the start of the summer holidays in South Africa the parks get flooded with local visitors we continued to the Blyde River Canyon.
South Africa: November 2016
White Rhino on the dirt road.
close elepfant encounter
Giraffe on the road.
rhino on the dirt road
rhino in the bush
lioness after the morning walk
In National Parks it is strictly forbidden to leave the car.
backside of a warthog
Giraffe hooves are dangerous for lions.
Phyton snake on a tree branch.
White Rhino crossing the road.
Elephant walking towards us.
fur care of the baboons
Leopard searches for prey.
Marabou, an ugly bird.
Marabous are scavengers.
Baboons grooming their companions.
African Wilddogs searching for prey.
a banquet for Vultures
Baboon baby seeking or protection.
Baboon baby sucking.
dirt road in the Kruger National Park
Satara Campsite in the Kruger National Park.
nose licking buffalo
baboon on his food
rhino with offspring
elephant braking branches
elephants play havoc with plants
young elephant on the dirt road
African Wild Dogs very close to us.
African Wild Dogs are escorting our car.
herd of elephants in the Sabie River
spotted hyean with a part of its pray
water bird Jacana
buffalo with nostril cleaner
turtles having their sunbath on a hippo back
lizard with blue, forked tongue
African Wild Cat on the hunt.