After a 3 hour transfer from Johannesburg airport, we arrived at our lodge and embarked on 3 hour dusk time game drive. To protect the well being of the animals spotted, I will not disclose the location of the park we explored.
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Back to the game drives. We saw elephants (also hunted for their tusks), hippopotamus, two lionesses, jakals, an African wild cat, hyena, eagle owls, a Pygmy owl, giraffes, cheetah’s, wildebeest, zebra’s, impala, and rebook as well as white rhinos.
Drives take place on Toyota pickup trucks converted with 9 seats that are perfectly raised, one row behind another for maximum viewing. They usually last 3 to 3.5 hours a n the morning and late afternoon. While you never know what you will spot, the entire experience is life-changing. I highly recommend it as an adventure and I would be happy to arrange it for you. Note: the first pic is deliberately b&w to show off the beautiful striping.