Safari So Goody!
We went on Safari, early start up at 0500. The drive to the park entrance was only half an hour! We had two open air jeeps, a bit chilly but lovely to get some fresh air.
Kruger really not what I expected, I have never been to SA or on safari in my lifetime. The National Park was too organised for me! I had visions of us driving through the bush on muddy dirt tracks, lots of dust, not much green vegetation and very hot… It wasn’t like this at all, instead there was a tarmac road system within the park, road signs and quite cold… Oh and no dust!.
We opted for a half day safari as we all wanted a little snooze and sunbathe in the afternoon! I am glad we did as I actually fell asleep for the last 20 minutes of the Safari and only kept waking up when the crew shouted ‘STOP!, there’s something over there!’. We saw lots of different animals but I was slightly disappointed that we didn’t see Lions & Rhino from close up. Some of my favourite’s included lots of Elephants, Giraffe & Zebra’s. I am not sure if I would do another Safari in future as I am not very patient and like to know what’s coming up…guarantees!! Anyway another tick .
Kruger felt quite safe for SA, I took a taxi into ‘White River’ which was the town most local to our hotel - not much going on there! The countryside is amazing, very beautiful. Our little hotel was great ‘The Winkler’ really good service with good facilities which is about 30 minutess from Kruger Airport.
I rang the girls today, they are at my Mum & Dad’s tonight as Mr Merrick is also away. They cried! and now I feel even worse about leaving them – ‘What a bad Mum I am’ that Mum guilt thing is now fully established! In Africa I just wanted a kiddy-cuddle, but I couldn’t as they would have charged me! ‘money, money, give me your money!’
Take a look at some of my pictures… really looking forward to a rest at the Maldives!