|Spotted Hyenas in the rain.|
Kruger National Park:
When it comes to wildlife, Kruger is like the Yellowstone of South Africa. If there are cars stopped along the road it means there is some sort of animal there, even if it is only an Impala. I say “only” because I’ve already seen thousands of them. The guides call them the McDonalds of Kruger for a few reasons: 1. They have an “M” in black on their butt, 2. They are absolutely everywhere and 3. Most carnivores eat them. The driver laughed at me when I asked him to stop so I could take some photos, but since they are everywhere we’d never stop to check them out. We finally did stop. They are smaller than I expected…a large male is probably only about three feet tall. I now compare people stopping to see them to people stopping to see a deer or chipmunk in Yellowstone. Elephants are becoming the same; they might be compared to stopping to see an Elk in Yellowstone—a bigger deal, but they are still everywhere.
|A small group of the hundreds that I saw every day.|
|One of six lion cubs we saw during a night drive|
|White Rhino in the bush|
I’m in day four right now and have seen pretty much every major animal except for a cheetah. More to come next time the internet is working.
|The only wildebeest we saw|