Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kruger National Park - Part 11


These photos were all taken at the Pafuri lodge in the Kruger National Park. The elephants, for example, were lots of fun to watch. There were always plenty of wildlife to see and wonderful food to taste. We were never hungry, that's for sure!

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Learning about the wetlands


Amanda with a little frog






An early birthday cake for
my mom-in-law's 70th

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Kruger National Park - Part 10


Today's photos were taken on our second afternoon at Pafuri in the Kruger National Park while on another game drive. The most exciting moment of the drive was watching the majestic bachelor bull elephants walking through the fever trees. The sound of trees cracking by their trunks in the stillness of the forest was like gunfire. The elephants also crossed the road in front of us, which you can see in one of the photos.

The fever trees were once thought to cause fevers by the early settlers, who didn't know about malaria at the time, and that is how the trees got their name. Interestingly, photosynthesis takes place in the tree's greenish yellow bark.

Another special location on our game drive was at the wetlands. We saw a wide variety of birds and the water lilies were shining in the sun's rays as it hung low in the sky. Our last stop of the evening was at the Limpopo River for sun-downers.

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Little Bee-eater

Hoopoe

Fever Trees

Bull Elephants Walking Through the Fever Trees







Zebra

Zebras and Baobab Trees

Warthogs

Grey Heron and Water Lilies

Egyptian Goose and Grey Heron

Great Egret and Water Lilies


Black-backed Jackals

Baobab Tree at Sunset



Saddle-billed Stork

Crocodile where the Luvuvhu
and Limpopo River meet

The Limpopo River


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kruger National Park - Part 9

White-fronted Bee-eaters

Today's post is perhaps my favorite in the Kruger National Park series. The photos were all taken at the Pafuri Camp and testify to how amazing our stay was. We saw a wide variety of animals and birds from our luxury tents and the main lodge. Most of the wildlife we saw were drawn to the river and surrounding greenery.

All of the photos were taken by me, except for the one directly below. Jessica borrowed my camera to capture this White-fronted Bee-eater outside her tent. Our tents were framed in with wooden floors, decks and roofs. We even had the option of an outdoor shower. The water was heated by solar panels.

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White-fronted Bee-eater
Photo by Jessica Morley

White-fronted Bee-eater and Blue Waxbill

Blue Waxbill

Our luxury tent

Outside our luxury tent

Samantha and Jessica enjoying
the view from their tent

Jeremiah with an Nyala walking past

Male Nyala at the river

Female Nyala

Crocodile

Elephant and Crocodile

Amanda on the boardwalk

The long winding boardwalk

Buffalo

Buffalo

Starling and Buffalo

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