87 Days till Kruger again and the time passes so slowly.
So I decided to start my next Trip report and post a few of our favorite pics of the past 13 years. So lets start counting the days till our next trip to paradise.
The first pictures was taken before our digital camera era. I will tell a story on each picture I post here.
The first picture was taken in 1998. I took my SO to Kruger for the first time. It was his first time in South Africa as well and he thought seeing a kill was common.
Only years later did he realize that it was a once in a lifetime experience.
We joined my sister and her family on an afternoon drive and approached a little water whole on a very long and uneventful gravel road. There was a safari vehicle parked and he showed us the lioness who was hiding behind the bushes.
She tried to hunt for a few days without success. So we waited. Some impala's and kudu's came for a drink and just as the biggest Kudu started drinking, she started her chase. We had a first class view of the kill.
Our camera had no zoom so the picture you see is actually how far it was from our car. Our adrenaline pumped as she killed the kudu right in front of us, but as everyone found it amazing, I couldn't stop crying.
The sounds the kudu made was unbearable. It took about 15 minutes for the kudu to die. We watched her for hours, how she started licking, then had trouble tearing the skin and eventually started eating. All alone. There was no other lions nor any other animals around. Just she and her well deserved meal. It was quite an experience.
These next few picture is pretty special to me. It was our children, Roan and Eric's, first time in Kruger. My oldest son, Roan's first time was 10 years ago. He loved driving around, looking for animals. Even in camp he told us when it was time to get in the car and go for a drive again.
He just loved it.
This picture was taken 2,5 years later. Eric was about 1,5 years old and the same as his brother, he loved Kruger. He would sit in the dirt paths and play with the rocks and sand for hours. But chasing the monkeys and birds around was his favorite activity.
And as he was not so stable on his 2 little legs, he often fell. The poor thing had so much band aids on his little knees, I wonder what people thought.