COVID getting you down? Going a bit crazy staying at home? Take a virtual safari with us to spot some beautiful wildlife in South Africa’s famous Kruger Park. Life is good if we look hard enough.
No, it’s not real time! It’s from our last visit about a year ago. With the world and our lives in turmoil with Coronavirus a bit of happy is very much in order. Grab a cup of tea and sit back as you take a virtual safari with us.
Enjoy Photos (and Video above) on Your Virtual Safari
We start our day before sunrise. The Crocodile Bridge Gate opens at dawn and were ready to spot some wildlife driving our trusty old Land Rover.
A bit hard to determine in the light of dawn. We’re no experts, but it appears to be a Tawny Eagle watching for his breakfast.
The sun begins to brighten up the bush.
There’s just something about silhouetted trees isn’t there?
More Giraffe. A curious youngster. See his passenger?
And mum… and of course, her own very own oxpeckers.
A drive in the Kruger is never complete without seeing Impala. What’s this with all these Oxpeckers?
Unless really close these Black-Bellied Bustards are hard to spot. Unless they’re vocalizing of course.
Must be time for a mid morning nap! This lone Wildebeest is enjoying the warm sunshine.
In the Kruger National Park you can only get out of your vehicle in designated areas. This is at a hide.
Spending time in a hide is both peaceful and exciting.
You never know what you’ll spot in a hide. We sure weren’t expecting this Boom Slang right next to the viewing area.
A Lilac Breasted Roller. A bit more serene to spot.
Then there’s always a Crocodile!
Once on the road again we spot Zebra.
A lone Elephant bull. Best to keep our distance.
Along the river we find the most wildlife today.
Even one of our favorite… the Goliath Heron. The largest heron.
Right there fishing from the bridge we find a Giant Kingfisher.
Moving away from the river we spot a Vulture nest.
Its getting warm now. This Kudu bull is resting and chewing his cud in the semi shade.
A Spotted Hyena also escaping the heat.
We reach Skukuza Camp and its time for us to have some lunch in the shade.
Hope you enjoyed your Virtual Safari with us.
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