Hi, my first Kruger drive was very different than your first Kruger drive will be, because my first Kruger Drive was also my first Kruger visit...
So I think it was September 1998 that we visited SA and Kruger for the first time.
And as we come from the Netherlands, we had seen wildlife only 'behind bars'....in a zoo.
We entered Kruger near Pretoriuskop and like we still do nowadays, we took the first 'dirt road' but we had no map.....
And the roads around PK are really a little difficult if you have no map..we found out.
So after a while we were back in PK and the first thing we bought was a good map
But now, some 15 years later and driving almost 100.000kilo's through the park... we don't need the map anymore.
But of course we were in Kruger for the wildlife.
And I still know what we saw first....impala, impala, impala and every time we saw another herd of impala we stopped, took pics and so on.
But what we couldn't understand was that all the other visitors of Kruger didn't stop but just drove on.
It really surprised us, I mean you come for wildlife and when you can see a lot of impala's nobody stopped....
OK 2 hours later we understood that in Kruger there are very very very many impalas and yes you're right, we also drove on.
But anyway, since our first Kruger drive, we were 'in love' with Kruger so since September 1998 we come back 2 times each year.
And now we are just back in Holland from 16 days of course again in Kruger!