Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is the biggest game park in all of Africa.  It has the Big 5 (leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros), Small 5 (leopard tortoise, ant lion, elephant shrew, buffalo weaver, rhinoceros beetle),  Ugly 5 (hyena, maribou stork, wildebeest, vulture, warthog),  Shy 5 (meerkat, aardwolf,  aardvark, porcupine, bat-eared fox).

We only did 2 days in Kruger since Mjejane was so darn good!  Mjejane was right in between two gates to Kruger so we did one gate each trip – first Crocodile Gate and then Malelane Gate the second trip.  Any time you can go on safari it is amzing.  The kids are great at game spotting which makes it even better – needless to say there is a fair bit of competition as to who sees something first!  We have taught them that you are not always going to see the big things all the time so they have also become great little bird spotters and love to catch sight of the little birds as well as the big raptors!


We love giraffes – so weird with their necks, how they run and even how they drink!


Love it


Well hello!


Nothing like a good oxpecker…yup – that is called an oxpecker.


So many giraffes


White rhino – nothingn to do with colour – but all to do with their mouth…these have a wider mouth and eat low to the ground. While black rhino have more of a bullet-like mouth and eat with their heads up!


Endangered due to human stupidity. Thanx to China and Vietnam in particular!


Might be a long tailed widow bird – any other thoughts?


Steenbok – i was corrected by WIllow.


Checking us checking him….


Zebra butts


An old chap slowed and told us to check behind the tree for a big male kudu….and it was awesome!


Nice rack!


Hippos kill more people than any other African animal. And they are fast!


Good sized monitor by the road


We love starlings!


Great views from Sabine Sands restaurant deck – me some lovely Scottish folks who had lived in S.A. For 40 years!


Nice moment


Starlings again


Another roadside attraction!


Zebras are so beautiful




Sunset leaving Kruger


Goodbye Kruger – we will see you again!





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