• And of course I kept the best for the end!

    We did managed to see a lot of lions and hyaenas, almost everyday. Hyaenas were particularly active in the evenings along camp fences, patrolling in search of scraps left by campers (don(t throw your bones above the fences!!)

    Oh and no, we didn't see any wild dogs nor cheetahs but we saw 2 stunning leopards, that kinda compensates right??!!

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    Early drive and early walk

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    Scavengers at breakfast

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    Through the thorns

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    The king

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    NO!!

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    When the queen says no, even the king should listen...

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    Wanna play mum?

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    Pride

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    Spotty!!

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the predators

    Stunning spotted beauty...


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  • Of course, one cannot speak of Kruger without talking of elephants and rhinos. Of these we saw plenty, as well as buffalos. We also saw many nyalas along the rivers and zebras and kudus in driers areas.

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    A huge tusker down the river bed

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    The eye of the buffalo

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Hippo guarded by crocs

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    The discrete Steinbok

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Stripes at the waterhole 

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Waterbuck bull

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    The trio

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Klippsrpingers doing what they do best...

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    ... climbing rocks!

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Alone in the world

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Where to next?

     

    And of course the mighty rhinos...

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    A shy and rare black one

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the ungulates


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  • As I mentioned in the post about the trip in general, KNP was very dry this year so the birdlife was not that exciting. But still we managed to see the feathered creatures quite a lot... Among them Fish eagles and Bateleurs were definitely the most common ones.

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Fish eagle overheating

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    White-faced ducks flying formation

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Egyptian goose with a bad temper chases a spoonbill

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    White-fronted bee-eater with prey

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Ok, I went nuts on these bee-eaters, but aren't they pretty??!!

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Giant kingfisher on the bridge

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Egyptian geese

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Blaksmith lapwig

     

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Malachite kingfisher

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Pied kingfisher looking for fish

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Sadle-billed stork flying off

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Grey lour (go away bird)

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Hadeda ibis (noisy but pretty)

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Blacksmith lapwig chasing a ibis away form its chicks

    Kruger (Sept 2016): the Birds

    Red-Billed oxpecker


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  • So here we go, back to Kruger and this time for a real safari!! Can't tell you how excited I was to visit that Park I heard so much about.

    We packed the 2 Hilux and we spent 9 nights in KNP, entering in the North via the Punda Maria gate all the way down to the most southern part, exiting in Berg-en-Dal. We drove a bit more than 1 000km in the KNP.

    The Park was extremely dry this year with only the major rivers flowing, that is the Letaba, Olifants , Sabie and Crocodile. Most of the waterholes were dry as well, as part of the elephant management plan.

    Here are a few pics of the landscapes of the KNP...

    Kruger (Sept 2016): The trip

    Red Rocks in the Shingwedzi area

    Kruger (Sept 2016): The trip

    The Shingwedzi river near Shingwedzi camp

    Kruger (Sept 2016): The trip

    Going down the Letaba river bed

    Kruger (Sept 2016): The trip

    The Olifants river near Olifants camp

    Kruger (Sept 2016): The trip

    The Olifants river from the bridge at Balule

    Kruger (Sept 2016): The trip

    The Olifants river from the bridge son the H1-4

    Kruger (Sept 2016): The trip

    Rock formation in the Pretoriuskop area

    Kruger (Sept 2016): The trip

    Rock formation in the Pretoriuskop area

    Kruger (Sept 2016): The trip

    Sunset near Berg-en-Dal

     


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  • Just a few days based in Skukuza camp for the annual Savanna Science Network Meeting

    Kruger NP

    View from camp

    Kruger, March 2014

    Hadeda ibises

    Kruger, March 2014

    Little bee-eater

    Kruger, March 2014

    Kudu & oxpecker

    Kruger, March 2014

    Helmeted guineafowl

    Kruger, March 2014

    Chamca baboon

    Kruger, March 2014

    Water thick-knee

    Kruger, March 2014

    Yellow-billed stork & Water thick-knee

    Kruger, March 2014

    Kruger, March 2014

    White-crowned lapwing

    Kruger, March 2014

    Water thick-knee

    Kruger, March 2014

    Wire-tailed swallows

     

    Kruger, March 2014

    Klipspringer

    Kruger, March 2014

    Chameleon

    Kruger, March 2014

    Waterbuck

    Kruger, March 2014

    Giant kingfisher

    Kruger, March 2014

    Buffalo

    Kruger, March 2014

    Woodland kingfisher

     


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