Kruger National Park 15 – 19 september
On this Friday we started at Hazyview and entered the KNP at 8.30 am at Phabeni gate.
It was quiet at the reservation office and we checked in very quickly.It is really easy with the wildcard.
Taking the S1 we of course started with impala but we saw them on every road so I don’t mention them again although I think they look beautiful.We also saw warthog, a breeding heard of elephant, at Nyamundwa dam some hippo in the water and a saddlebilled stork, on the road slender mongoose , giraf, kudu and a white rhino grazing in the bush next to the road.
Taking the S4 we met zebra and there was a baby hyena next to the road at a little waterpool.
We also saw warthog..The S3 brought us kudu and at the bridge over the N’waswitshaka we saw 2 pied kingfishers .
H1-2 brought us waterbuck and next to the bridge over the Sabie hippo and a beaut of a chameleon.
The marula loop gave us kudu and giraf.
Along the H1-2 we saw klipspringer on the rocks near the Kruger monument and baboons along the road.
We took our lunch at Tshokwane and after that i took over from my SO so I haven’t such a detailed report of the sightings.
We went to the Southernmost Boabab where we saw grey lourie and some quail or francolin.
We took the s125 and later the S 36 indeed a very bumpy road. Unfortunately because of these bumpy roads the car used more fuel than we thought and at the end I could only drive through to get to Satara the quickest way because we ran out of fuel.
On our way we saw a magnificent agitated rhino at Shimangwenidam but I couldn’t stop to make pictures.
At H7 Nsemani dam gave us hippo and along the road zebra.
On the H1-4 to Satara our first buffalo´s (alive and in KNP) and elephant and at last the fuelstation at Satara. Because there was still an hour left before closing time we went back to make pictures of the buffalo´s.
Back to reception to check us in we got the key of bung.nr. G 172.
I must say this is a very nice camp with very friendly people. At the restaurant it is easy to get your wildcard discount, because they ask for your card. The buffet is very nice and the food tasted very good, even better then at the hotel we stayed in Hazyview. And the service was excellent.
To be continued