Kruger National Park – November 23i

Crew mate Chris Ey and I returned to Johannesburg yesterday afternoon from our short excursion to Kruger National Park.

Viva Safaries picked us up from Johannesburg airport Wednesday morning taking us and other guests in their minivan to Tremisana Safari Lodge just outside Kruger.

We had an evening guided Jeep tour through their game reserve seeing many animals and had a bush dinner after dark before returning to the lodge for the night.

Thursday they had us up at the crack of dawn for full day in Kruger searching for animals before the late evening drive back to Tremisana Safari Lodge culminating in a very good late night dinner.

Friday we were up again very early for another guided tour of the private game reserve before breakfast and the the return trip to Johannesburg which included a photo stop at the Three Rondawels view point.

Kruger is huge, larger than the country of Israel, and the game reserve at Tremisana is bordering the park. The animals are not fenced in and roam freely between and you just go looking for them in their natural habitat. And boy did we see loads of animals. So a fantastic experience was had.

Tremisana tour.

Ready to go lookin for animals at Tremisana.

Chris at bush dinner

Carl at bush dinner.
Wild dogs.
We saw more antelopes than we could possibly count. This mamma with two day old bambino and tick eating birds was great to see.
Hungry giraffes.

Kruger Jeep safari.

So pretty.
One of many sightings of animals roaming together.

This one is for my mom who said to me that she would never forget the giraffe she saw many years ago in Kenya.

Another for mom.

Three Rondawels view point.

Valley below the Rondawels

Next stop will be Victoria Falls after overnighting in Johannesburg.