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On Safari: Color

After two nights of rain, our day to leave from Hluhuluwe brought us a bright sunrise.  We drove down the mountains, crossing into the iMfolozi section of the park, on our way to Shakaland.  As we passed by meadows of … Continue reading

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On Safari: Wildlife Spotting

After a week on safari, we are developing our wildlife spotting skils.  Our guide has much better eye sight, ten years of formal experience, and a life-long interest in wildlife.  I’m still much better at finding rock, stumps, and shadows, … Continue reading

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On Safari: St. Lucia Lake

For Linda’s birthday, we drove out from the mountains of Hluhulwe-iMfolozi Park for a boat tour on the narrows of Lake St. Lucia.  A major storm had settled on us, swelling the rivers out of the mountains.  Several roads were … Continue reading

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On Safari: Giggles

After breakfast at Reilly’s Rock Lodge in the Mlilwane Game Reserve in Swaziland, we drove back to South Africa to Hluhluwe-Infomozi Park.  Our drive was a day of giggles for all the amusing events that occurred.  Have you ever had … Continue reading

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On Safari: Supply Chain

Our experience so far on our safari is that we should not anticipate to find that whatever item we want is in stock at the time we are at the shops,  restaurants, etc.  Also, we expect to wait a while … Continue reading

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On Safari: Abundance

We awoke in the dark of the night at the Pretoriuskop Rest Camp to the clap of thunder which rolled and rolled across the open brushveld.  Several more rounds of thunder occurred, then the soft patter of rain on the … Continue reading

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On Safari: The Guide

When we were researching our safari, we contemplated whether to hire a guide from South Africa verses setting our own agenda, renting a vehicle, arranging lodging, etc.  My parents had done their own driving tour back in 1996.  When we … Continue reading

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On Safari: The List

“Put your cat-eyes on”, our guide directed us, “We are in lion and leopard country”.  We had packed up the van for a 5:30 a.m. departure from Kruger National Park’s Satara Rest Camp.  It does not sound too restful to … Continue reading

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On Safari: Kruger National Park

After a early walk and breakfast, we began our half day drive to Kruger National Park.  We retraced our drive past The Three Rondawels, then began to descend through another canyon to the lowveld.  We passed many plantations of fruit … Continue reading

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On Safari: The Transvaal

Our lodging for the first night in Johannesburg, was at the City Lodge Hotel, to which you can walk right from the airport terminal.  As our plan was to meet our guide at 8 a.m. in the lobby and drive … Continue reading

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