Earlier this year our family spend some time in Addo. Most of the photographs were taken by my son (21 years old).
We stayed in the Safari tents and were yet again not disappointed in our choice of accommodation.
The tents definitely have a “safari” feeling and we were treated with many visitors. Some came to the front steps,
but mostly they stayed onthe other side of the fence. Some small like jackal, warthog and hare, but some bigger like buffalo, rhino (we heard it, but were so busy braaing that we missed it
- the time 21:45) and elephant. Some relaxed like kudo, but some sniffing around like hyena. All in all an amazing experience.
Friday 12 January
A relaxed start rewarded us with zebra, kudu, baby piggies and jackal. On this trip we had many sightings of jackal and babies of all kinds.
At about 07:00 we came across a “dead” buffalo in Gwarie dam. It was lying motionless in the mud, so we carried on after taking a quick pic.
On the afternoon drive we came across this beauty who matched the pink flowers quite well.
A bit later we came across this dripping wet buffalo, not far from Gwarrie dam, only to realise that it is our “dead” friend of earlier the morning. It must have spend the entire day in the cool muddy water of Gwarie dam.
We again experienced the very laid back ellies of Addo. They don’t charge cars, they simply give them the bum view!
The day ended with a hyena sleeping on the verge of the road. We could stop right next to it and a lazy eye was the only reaction we got.
The Creator is bigger than His creation!
My latest trip report to Addo during June 2009:http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=34300