Monday, October 12, 2009

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Quick update - we are in Kruger National Park in South Africa.

We got up this morning at 5 am and headed out of our Tent/Camp at 5:30 am in search for the "Big Five" (Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Water Buffalo, and Rhino). Within 10 minutes of leaving camp we spotted a small herd of Elephants right off the road. It was absolutely beautiful and it could not have been more amazing. Then not too much after that we saw Zebras, again just right off the road. (Just so you know in Kruger the best way to view the animals is to drive in your own car and explore. FYI - we are still in our mini car, that is so small it looks like one of those kiddie cars where the kids push with their feet in order to move.)
And so our day developed with sightings of the Big 5 as well as giraffes, hippos, warthogs, beautifully colourful birds, a very poisonous green snake etc. We are having the best time!!!

A and T


  1. Yay!! So you did do a "safari" .. :) Kruger style! We saw the Big Five (and more) our first afternoon too!

    Btw, how does Tal fit in that little car? Is his head poking up out of the sunroof? ;) Oh, and how do you like driving on the other side of the road? That is always an adventure!

  2. That was one place I didn't get to go when I went to South Africa. It is my dream to go back. I am so glad you guys are having a great time. Keep the post coming.

  3. Where are the pics--I can hardly live vicariously through you without pics :). I am so excited to follow your trip via your blog and can't believe that Anita finally agreed to a blog.

  4. WOW! I LOVE the pictures of the animals!