Hi Everyone, I must admit, I have been reading your post for years now. "THANKS" for all the great info & trip reports!
I came to S.A. for the first time in 2002. This is when I fell in love with the KNP & Africa. Until then it was just a life dream which began with a school report and movies. Africa is a world away from the U.S.!!!
We came back each year and in 2006 packed up the house and moved to S.A. After more than 20 visits into the park I feel I can now add my knowledge to the forums.
Below is a little bit from my, myspace page
My so and I have sold the house and moved to South Africa for four years. Apart from missing family and my Cowboy. I love it here! I have seen so, so much and have made some very dear friends. Amos, my Zulu friend has since passed. Thoughts of he and his family are a constant reminder of how hard life in Africa truly is. The landscapes, sunsets, wide open spaces, wildlife are awesome. The people friendly & welcoming. There have been many planned and unplanned journeys. Surprises around every turn. We have just returned from a wonderful safari in Northern Namibia. Etosha National Park, The Skeleton Coast, Damaraland. Camping on the way in Botswana, tent pitched on an island in the middle of a vast salt pan in the shade of ancient baobabs and huge pink granite boulders. "Unbelievable"!!! We are on a journey now to find our own piece of Africa, S.A. Namibia or Zambia perhaps. Go ahead plan your trip!!!
I was shocked at the number of S.A. who had never been into the park. Even more shocked when we were told to never stay inside the park. Thank goodness we didn't listen and booked into 3 diff. rest camps. Each having it's own charm.
There are many parks & reserves in Southern Africa, we have been to quite a few, but (and I think this quote came from the KNP forum)
"Where else has it all, all the time"!
The Kruger National Park will always be my first "wildlife" love.
There's nothing better than drifting of to sleep with the sound of the bush and nothing more!