Well – today is the day that my rental car and I head into Kruger. Penny and Jurek kindly offered to go to the gate with me and go in for awhile as well. We planned on stopping for coffee and then they would head back home and I would be on my own. I am so grateful to both of them for easing me into this and letting me know what to expect. I really can’t say enough about how wonderful they have been to me. We will be meeting up again on the 16th at Satara, when I will also be meeting Janine. 🙂
Before they left, we saw Giraffe, Impala, Kudu, Duiker and Guinea Fowl. They were hardly out of sight when I saw another Duiker and more Impalas with Oxpeckers on them.
I followed a few different roads stopping at Transport Dam – but did not see any battles there. In fact, it was very peaceful. I finally ended up at Berg-en-Dal camp (amazing – since that is where I was supposted to end up). After checking in, I went back to reception to see if I could book a sunset drive for either tonight or tomorrow. I got onto tonight’s one and had to report back to board at 4:15. It is a 3 hour drive.
As well as what I mentioned above, I saw the following on my way to Berg-en-Dal:
Forktail Drongo, Cape Buffalo, Yellow Hornbill, Nyala, Waterbuck, Hippo, Elephant, Grey Go-Away Bird, White Rhino, Vervet, Cormorant, Zebra. At Berg-en-Dal, I saw a Bushbuck while walking along the Rhino Trail, which is a trail that runs along the inside of the fence. The Bushbuck was on the outside of the fence.
On the drive, as well as a repeat of Giraffe, Elephant and White Rhino, we also saw Hyaena and Black Rhino. We covered a lot of area on that drive.
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