Bushveld greetings from one of the most marvellous places on earth, the Kruger National Park!
I am sitting in the shade of a Jackalberry tree, 3 metres away from the southern fence of Skukuza camp where Hawk and I are spending four nights.
This is strictly speaking ‘part two’ of our trip to Kruger. ‘Part one’ was a precious family time of four days spent at Lower Sabie, Satara and Skukuza with our younger son and his wife before they returned home to the US. We took absolute delight in sharing the park with them as it is 15 years since they were last in Kruger, and watching their excitement and fascination in every single sighting – from warthog to lions. I desperately wanted them to see the Big 5 – but leopard evaded us despite much searching on our part. The last evening of their visit was the highlight with a wonderful sighting of a pride of 15 lion which came right down a river bed and then past the front of our vehicle parked on the causeway! They loved the entire Kruger experience, the camps, and atmosphere, everything the park has to offer.
So after heart wrenching goodbyes at KMIA on Thursday, we returned to the park for ‘Part Two’ and invite you to join us now as we spend the next six weeks in the Kruger National Park.
Every arrival at the park has to be recorded, so here are some pics to share our ‘re-entry’. We popped in at Pretoriouskop for lunch and then made our way back to Skukuza. Seems the kids were our lucky charms, (that or the animals are sulking in sympathy with us at their return to USA) as sightings the past two days have been slow. It is cooler and cloudy at the moment. But we are not complaining – we realise just how blessed we are to be here and are savouring every single second.
We did see some 'interesting' sightings
A huge animal gobbling up the long grass alongside the road from Numbi and someone's underwear near the causeway over the Sabie
A reminder of some of the rules
The pool at Pretoriouskop which I visited yonks ago at the tender age of 8 months
Lake Panic yesterday
From the high water bridge over the Sabie