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Warming up in Kruger (2.1)

We woke up early on Thursday the 23rd. Even though we were still quite tired, we had a long drive ahead (Mopani) and wanted to get an early start. The weather was lovely and we left Skukuza with great expectations Our first full day in the park … what would we see? Would we see…

Warming up in Kruger (1)

After a false start – our plane didn’t leave due to heavy snowfall in Amsterdam on Friday the 17th – we finally arrived in South Africa for our two weeks of sun, sundowners & safari. Because we departed three days later than planned, we had to reschedule the booked accommodation. Many thanks to José for…

Kruger windmill

This is a typical old windmill in Kruger National Park. They don’t all have nests of course I think this might be a Hamerkop nest.  Anyway, this windmill pumps water into a drinking trough for animals. Between 1930 and 1980 about 300 windmills were erected to attract more game into the area. At first this…

Tiniest Tail

Tiniest Tail, originally uploaded by gwendolen. I think this must be the youngest hyena I’ve ever seen, too cute for words. The mother was still recovering from child birth. The gestation period is 4 months in Crocuta crocuta. Females usually bear twins although 1 to 4 young are possible. The females give birth through their…