Seychelles is an independent African nation consisting of 115 islands nearly 1000 miles off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania. 41 of the islands are made of granite, the other 74 are made up of coral. About 167 million years ago Seychelles was part of Gondwana until they, along with Antarctica, India, Madagascar, and Australia […]
10. The weather. The days are hot and sunny, the mornings and nights like dreams. We kept an eye on the outside temp during our drives and the hottest we personally saw was 100°F, but heard it got up to 105° that particular day. The mornings and evenings were 65°- 75°- seriously perfect. We never […]
Final drive- H9 to Phalaborwa Gate via Sable Hide. Shoestrings Airport Lodge. It seemed like we saw more elephants from Letaba to Phalaborwa than the rest of the park combined. One group had over fifty pachyderms! And it was there I spotted (pun intended) our very first leopard. I was in shock; I couldn’t even speak. […]
Drive 1- Satara H1-3 to H6 to S41. S90 to S89 to H1-5 to S91/S92 to Olifants Camp, then S44, S93, S46, and S94 to Letaba. Drive 2- Night drive Letaba S69 loop to S95 loop, back to Letaba. Letaba campground. We weren’t wasting our time on S100 again, so we took the tar road […]
Drive 1- Satara S100 to S41, Sweni Hide, H6 to Satara. Drive 2- Satara H7 to S36 to S126 to H1-3, H6 to Sonop waterhole, H6 back to Satara. Satara campground. Every day in Kruger is better than the last. Every morning is so exciting and beautiful, every day is hot and lazy, every evening […]
Drive 1- Skukuza H1-2 to H1-3 to Satara. Drive 2- Satara H7 to S40 to Girivana Dam and back. Drive 3- Night drive Satara H1-3 to Shisshangani waterhole, H1-3 to Sweni River and back. Satara campground. Night drives go from 20:00-22:00+ and let me tell you what, mister- it was real tough getting up the […]
Drive 1- H3 to Biyamiti Loop to S114 to H2-2, then H3 to Skukuza. Drive 2- Lake Panic Hide. Drive 3- Night drive H11 to S1 to S65 and back to Skukuza. Skukuza campground. I was dreaming about zombies when I woke up just before the alarm. Greg went to the bathroom and I laid […]
Drive 1- Lower Sabie H4-2 to Gezantfombi waterhole, then S28 to Lower Sabie. Drive 2- Lower Sabie H4-1 to Skukuza. Night 2- Skukuza campground. In bed by 8:00p and up at 5:00a to get out of the gates when they opened at 5:30. Ah, the excitement in the bathroom in the wee hours is reason […]
Drive 1- Crocodile Bridge to hippo pools, H4-2 to Mativuhlungu Loop to Lower Sabie. Drive 2- Lower Sabie to S29 to S122 to H10 to Lower Sabie. Drive 3- Lower Sabie H4-1 to N’watimhiri causeway and back. Night 1- Lower Sabie campground. Our first drive in the park was like living The Lion King. I […]
Since G and I fly standby it’s dern-near impossible to make any travel plans beforehand, other than maybe some lodging with flexible, last minute cancellation policies. Before this trip we only booked a hotel for two nights after we were hoping to get into Johannesburg (and cancelled and rebooked at least three times due to […]
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