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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…

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…

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…