Greetings from kruger...
After a lovely night's stay at the bush house - my body somehow decided to wake me up at 2.30 am - we exited Marloth eager for our trip in Sept. On our way out we saw duiker, impala and Zebra. With all the animal noises we heard last night I am sure there is an abundance of wildlife that travels through. At one point my eyes shot open with the roaring of a lion, only to discover it was bush_baby snoring!
After waiting long enough it was time to go... We did some shopping in Malelane and headed through to Malelane gate.
Before I go any further I would like you to please note that I am posting through my blackberry and unable to load pics. Mgoddard (mom) will sort it out when I get back.
The gate was quiet, only one other car, as we drove over the bridge the excitement stirred inside me - I am actually here!
We took the H3 up to Skukuza spotting impala, zebra, a nursery herd of elephant with the cutest babies (getting through the herd was rather comical with a few choice words escaping from Bush_baby's mouth) and buffalo. All this within the first half an hour.
We then took the S120 loop with very little sighting wise but the smells and sounds of Kruger keeping us intrigued.
Carrying on with the H3 we took the renosterpan turnoff and true to it's name it deliver. A gigantic (possibly pregnant rhino and baby rhino.
We stopped at afsaal for some rejuvenation and replenishment and carried on with our journey. The road was quiet with regard to animal sightings but the roads were coursed with 4x4's.
By 2pm we arrived at skukuza with amazing accommodation and a great view of the river. (Slightly obstructed by refuse bins)
We relaxed a bit and were on the road again but not before grabbing a toasted sandwich. At first the price alarmed me but when I opened the box and saw that the sandwich is made using 3 slices of bread and chips it became worth the money.
we journeyed through the H1-4 to try find our elusive feline friends.
Unfortunately we didn't have any luck but we did see a rare sight... Bush_baby was beside herself, of all the years we have been to Kruger we have never seen a honey badger - until today. It was great to watch it scrounge around during the day.
Time was running short and we had to head back.
We decided to go to Selati for dinner considering it was so good the last time (Dec 2009) Both the food and service were good but I was disappointed by the change of menu- I was under the impression that Selati was a more up market place to dine - I guess not.
Sitting here now in front of the fire Bush-baby built listening once again to the kruger sounds the only way to describe it is by quoting from the bible: in genesis it speaks about how God created everything and after it day God looks at his creation and says 'it is good'. I can fully understand this when I look at the splendor of what is around me and agree that 'it is good'
Tomorrow we travel to Lower Sabie, so for now goodnight and God bless.