South Africa 2012


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Published: May 20th 2012
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Elephant at DuskElephant at Dusk
Elephant at Dusk

The water holes at dusk were the BEST. We watched scores of elephants coming for a final drink, the the baboons came, guinea-fowl were vocalizing like crazy, as were the stocks, francolins, hornbills - magical!!
More Elephants at DuskMore Elephants at Dusk
More Elephants at Dusk

This was a particularly large family, many little ones
Elephant Dust BathElephant Dust Bath
Elephant Dust Bath

I know the photo doesn't seem clear, but that is because I was photographing a massive dust bath - at times you couldn't see any elephants at all
ZebraZebra
Zebra

The rear-end of a zebra is usually what you see - they are fairly shy and almost ALWAYS turn their butts to the camera
Baboon TroopBaboon Troop
Baboon Troop

We had numerous baboon sightings. Water holes at dusk were great for seeing lots of animals, including baboons
Baboon FamilyBaboon Family
Baboon Family

You can really see how big the male is when compared to the female; the baby was tiny
Baboon AttackBaboon Attack
Baboon Attack

Obviously I couldn't get photos of the baboons on top of our car, but there were many and their jumping and playing rocked the car while we just giggled and hoped they didn't damage the paint. Yes, we looked for baboon scat when we got to our accommodations
GiraffeGiraffe
Giraffe

These were part of a large group we sat and watched for a long time (see video)
Giraffe EarsGiraffe Ears
Giraffe Ears

Don't know if it is common, but many of the giraffe in Kruger had white ears, the backs anyway
Satara Guest CottageSatara Guest Cottage
Satara Guest Cottage

This was ours for the one night we were in Satara - two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen
Skukuza Rest CampSkukuza Rest Camp
Skukuza Rest Camp

Looking forward to hot showers and recharging our electronics before going for 3 days to the wilderness camp, naturally there was a power outage - lasted all afternoon and into the night. We got our showers in the a.m., but not everything got recharged (limited plug adaptors).
Lower Sabie RestaurantLower Sabie Restaurant
Lower Sabie Restaurant

No, those are waves you are seeing, but the Sabie River - fabulous animal watching perch. Go to Page 4 for more photos



20th May 2012

Wow! Africa!
Absolutely fabulous photos, Guys! One of my future travel destinations.
21st May 2012

Thank you for sharing your South Africa trip adventure...wow!
Thanks Bernie and Kathy for sharing your fantastic travel experiences. Wow, South Africa sounds and looks wonderful. May God bless you and keep you well in all your world travels. If you are ever in Houston, let us know!
21st May 2012
Sundowner Locale

Beautiful shot!
21st May 2012

Thanks for the journey. You are a great storyteller as well as photographer, Kathy! Keep 'em coming

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