The best part of all was the safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa. It was everything that it's said to be and more. We love animals and it brought such a sense of peace and joy to see them roaming in their natural habitat and respected by visitors. We were very lucky to see the Big 5: the leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo. I found a new love for rhinoceros after seeing a baby white rhino of about 3 months taking a walk with mommy. We were also extremely fortunate to have a close encounter with the endangered black rhino that even our tracker, Andrew was seeing for the first time in 10 years. A video of that is at the end of this post.
|A baby white rhino skipping along. It will be with mommy till it's about 4 years old.|
|We actually saw lions before we even checked in, on our short ride to the lodge. What a super welcome.|
|Each drive was guided by a highly experienced and qualified guide (that's Chris at the driver's seat) and tracker, Andrew who has the sharpest eyes to look out for footprints on the ground and animals hiding in camouflage.|
Photo courtesy of Singita
|Our home, amazingly sweet home for 5 days|
|Can you find the 4 crocs?|
|Chris sharing his knowledge about Kruger's beautiful nature on a walking safari.|
|Hornbill aka Flying Banana|
It's the natural behaviour of the rhino to charge when it feels threaten. It usually stops and walks away when it sees that the perceived threat does not retaliate or isn't a danger afterall.
Our love for nature has grown through this experience and we feel the pain of human cruelty to their survival and subsequently, ours. God has blessed us with a balanced eco-system, let's do our part to protect it. Read more here.
It's so good to be back and there will be more honeymoon stories to follow.
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