Photography, Travel

South Africa Trip 2004 – Day 5

31/03/2004 The 5th day of my trip was the 3rd day on safari and the first full day spent in Kruger Park.

We were up early and off for a drive spotting animals before breakfast.  We saw the ubiquitous impala as well as giraffe and elephants.  We stopped for breakfast at a water hole and then carried on the drive seeing some more of the same animals. We also saw a cheetah right by the side of the road.  It was very exciting to see her (she was pregnant) but very hard to get pictures as she kept moving in the grass.

On the way back to the camp we got stuck in some slippery mud (you can see the skid marks in the photos below) and spent quite a while getting out.

After dinner at the campsite, we all went off for a night game drive.  We had to split the group to fit in the vehicles and my group saw absolutely nothing on the whole trip.  The other group apparently saw all sorts of animals, including lions but weren’t able to contact us as the radios weren’t working!

Another first for me: 14 straight hours of game watching!

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