Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Day 17 - Flying to Kruger National Park, South Africa

On bright and sunny morning we returned to Johannesburg Airport and boarded a small jet for the 40 minute flight to Kruger National Park Airport.
The airport at Skukuza is quite unique, it small with a thatched room and open outside walls. Baggage reclaim is small stage where your cases are personally handed to you.

Our first game drive in Kruger national park was a sunset drive with our guide Douglas, we set off at around 4.30pm and within 5 minutes we encountered a big bull elephant feeding in the bush, then  we saw a couple of giraffe feeding from the high bushes. After a quiet 20 minute drive the sightings exploded, we encountered hyenas, Kudu, antelope, hippos, monkey’s and Impala.

We returned to our camp, sat outside on the decking which was some 30 meters from the river Sabie and while drinking a coffee we saw 3 Hippopotamus swim by.palas. As night fell we turned on the spotlights and saw a crocodile in the Sabie river.

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