May 18 – Satara

I started off this foggy morning with a Helmeted Guinea Fowl road block. Guess they heard that I mentioned that I hadn’t been seeing them around Satara. The sun soon rose with a beautiful sun rise and cleared up the fog for a nice drive. Today, I had decided to drive south a bit to… Continue reading May 18 – Satara

May 17 – Satara

I woke up around 5 am as usual this morning and got myself something to eat & drink before heading for the gate. I didn’t want to be at the beginning of the lineup, since everyone will pass me anyway – so I waited until the gate was open before leaving. There was still a… Continue reading May 17 – Satara

May 16 – Lower Sabie to Satara

I didn’t set my alarm last night, since there wasn’t a rush to get up and I could leave anytime for Satara. The only times I have used the alarm was for extra early get-ups for morning drives or walks. My neighbour had an alarm set for 5:00 am, so that got me up and… Continue reading May 16 – Lower Sabie to Satara

South Africa Trip – Falling into Place

Next on the list is my trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa next year.  This trip has to be planned months in advance and then the wait begins.  I am happy to say that it is completely planned and it is paid for – except for the car rental (but it is reserved)… Continue reading South Africa Trip – Falling into Place

August 18 – Satara to Letaba

I packed up and prepared to leave Satara early this morning.  This was the first time I tried to maneuver around there in the dark, since it was a little before 6:00 am and I made a wrong turn. It was very lucky for me that I made the wrong turn though and on my… Continue reading August 18 – Satara to Letaba

August 17 – Satara, Kruger National Park

I was up and out of the gate a few minutes after 6:00 this morning.  I decided to start off by heading back to the road where I saw the Cheetah so see what else I might find there today. My first sighting was a Wildebeest today. That was followed by a Hyaena who was… Continue reading August 17 – Satara, Kruger National Park

August 16 – Lower Sabie to Satara

I woke up to the sound of Lions roaring at Lower Sabie.  I was dressed and ready to go a little before the gate opened.  There were 4 others ahead of me at the gate and we discussed how close the Lions were.  We all agreed that they were not far away.  The plan was… Continue reading August 16 – Lower Sabie to Satara

Trip Planning

Wow – I’m overwhelmed.  A trip to South Africa has to be planned well in advance and by starting to think about this with less than a year to plan, I hope I haven’t taken on too much.  I know I will be flying to Johannesburg since that is closest to Kruger and I know… Continue reading Trip Planning