So, will we ever visit a green park again?
As expected, it was hot and the vegetation was dense but we did not really have rain.
My SO told me after the trip that he is never going in summer again since the spotting was so difficult. I agree that our drives sometimes were very quiet but I loved the lush bush and the migratory birds. KNP looked so different from the dry and burnt park we know.
Here are pictures taken on the same road in March 2013
and September 2011
But next time I will be very cautious what I wish for. I would have loved to have had at least one decent lion sighting, On the other hand we had three cheetah and three wild dog sightings. That was incredible. We saw antelopes we usually do not see and many young animals. I missed the ground hornbills but was happy to see more giraffes and warthogs as usual. I really enjoyed seeing the butterflies, our insect visitors and beautiful flowers
Thus, we had some great and some disappointing moments.
Our decision was to visit in November/December next time. But since it is such a long time until then, I have to admit that I started looking at availability for March….
I like to thank all of you for following this TR, reading and replying. I really appreciate it.
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