thanks Pumbaa and hope you enjoy Trrp-trrrrrrrr Day 1 - Joberg airport to Croc Bridge
So after about 14 hours and 1 change we arrived in joberg...5 ish hours later we arrived in Croc Bridge. We were surprised how far it was from the main road to the gate. We usually arrive in berg-en-dal first and I missed Malalane bridge. Our first animal was a warthog in the gate area carpark, we booked in and then headed off to pitch the tent.
Tent pitched we decided to drive to the dam up the road and then sort our camera equipment out there...bad mistake...I couldnt find my camera batteries and began to loose it, after hours of travelling tiredness had made me grumpy, or at least thats my excuse. We headed back to the tent, emptied the car and eventually found them
. We then decided to sit out and just take in the sounds and vibe of kruger.
We had bushbabies jumping over our heads heading out into the bush and large bats leaving their roosts. Slowly the corners of my mouth edged upwards as I realised for the next 3 weeks this was my home. After a quick wash it was time to snuggle up and prepare for an early morning drive.........or so I thought.
We were awoken at around 9.30 by a diesel 4x4 ,caravan and family with a 3 month old. For an hour they drove around, moved their caravan, set up their brai and spoke to their neighbours...so loud we heard everything thats how we know the baby was 3 months old. I am not against children in KNP, far from it, but a crying 3 month old is not what I imagined when I booked Croc bridge.
Anyway we were up at 5am and tried to get up as quietly as possible so not to disturb anyone else, that might sound very polite of us...but the least number of cars on the road the better and I dont want others knowing its time to go
So of we went, the gates opened and our first morning drive began. Not 10 minutes up the road we were stopped by 3 females and around 7 cubs. It was so dark, photos were terrible but I will try and post one. They soon left the road and dissapeared into the dark as quietly as they had emerged. Our initial excitement passed into contentment and we knew that if we saw nothing else all day we had had a lovely sighting. Of we drove to Lower sabie......
We saw quite a few young zebra foals, they are adorable but as yet I havent got a photograph the captures there innocence.
We found a troop of baboons just warming up for a day of foraging and stayed with them for at least 30minutes, several cars came past and stoped for a second before continuing...looking for lions we smiled to our selves
Its amazing how many big birds you see in Kruger, at home we really only get buzzards, so while I am in Kruger I indulge myself with as many photos as I can.
(I will add photos soon...I promise...that is; when I can drag myself away from the live cam)...photos added