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Hazyview, South Africa

Our trip into the Kruger National Park was spectacular. To get there we had to drive through some very colourful towns. People who live in the traditional villages don't generally own cars so they rely on their community taxis. It was a sight to see, while waiting for the taxis the people either walk in the direction that they want to go or just stand on the highway. We hope that they are not in a hurry because we dare say that they are always going to be late.

Once through the gates of the park we were on the continual lookout for animals, all we saw were some Guinea fowl and dung beetles. Once at the lodge we were very impressed at the grounds. We sat down and were warned about leaving our room unlocked whether or not we are in it as the local baboons know how to use door handles but are yet to know how to pick locks.

The game drives we magnificent and some of the highlights include watching the lions hunting, the leopard cub, the baby elephant, the baby rhino, our animal tracker being able to spot a chameleon in the dark using only a spotlight while traveling at the same time, being surrounded by hungry lions in the dark in an open top land rover and Craig's favourite – the elephant that farted. His only regret is that he did not capture it on video.

On one drive we got to see the entire big five, Buffalo (do not underestimate the size of these animals they are not much smaller that a rhino), Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and of course the lion.

We have so many stories to tell from this particular leg of our trip but not enough time to write it all down, plus we know that people do not want to read long winded blog entries on here.

Now we are onto Egypt to see the last remaining ancient wonder of the world.

Blog you later.

permalink written by  craigandcorrine on December 11, 2009 from Hazyview, South Africa
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