At last, my turn again:
For those who have not experienced the park in September, please note that the mornings can still be rather chilly. We experienced 1 degrees at the beginning of our trip.
We were met by Jannie and a second guide,(apologies to him, think his name is spelt incorrectly) Whitold, who drove us to Dalkeith to begin our walk. We were always out the gates as the sun rose, but witnessing the sunrise from high up on the vehicle was awesome. I was so enjoying it that failed to take any pics
Now I regret it but it was good at the time to just absorb it with worrying with the camera.
After a briefing our walk begins
An exhilerating esperience. Crisp early morning, silence, only the sounds of our footsteps.
Our first sighting were these giraffe on the crest
Then, seconds later, whispers down the line.... Lion
We had so much confidence and trust in Jannie. This left us with such an awesome feeling, too difficult to describe. I can highly recommend a walk, an experience that will stay with us all forever!! 3.6 Million hectaresof park, approx 450 Lions and we walk into one
Thank you Jannie.
We proceded slowly, stopped and chatted for a while to get rid of some of all the adrenalin.
Had some interesting lessons and tasting sessions
Jannie digging deep down show us the large root of the Gemsbok Cucumber which, despite its bitterness are eaten by Gemsbok, Mole rats as well as honey-badgers.
Tasted really bitter, thankful not part of our diet
We then tasted Springbok Cucumber. That was just like the taste of the cucumber we enjoy.
We ended off our walk with some light hearted fun, called 'Bok Drol Spoeg' For those who don't know, in english, it is 'spitting buck droppings'
This time it was Giraffe droppings. Give you a clue who won, his name begins with a "J"
Thanks to my son he didn't mind me posting him having his turn
I do hope that those who have not done a walk will do so on their next visit, even if you don't walk into anything big, just the whole experience of walking in the wild is MAGIC!!
More a bit later..