In late November 2008, I embarked upon a 5-day safari of Kruger National Park in South Africa.
My camera was a standard point-and-shoot, Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS (aka PowerShot).
Because fencing marks the perimeter of the park, there is an abundance of wildlife, including the Big 5. I managed to see them all, except a leopard, which is considered the hardest to spot. There were also a few cheetah running around, but I didn't see them either, as they are often stationary during the midday heat. I saw a white rhinoceros on my last day, however it was too far back in the brush to capture clearly on camera.
Giraffes were a common sighting
A herd of elephants enjoy a swimming hole in the distance
Breakfast was the same every morning - scrambled eggs, ham, and a mix of mushrooms, tomatos, and onions
Lizard eating scrambled eggs (someone fed him to get a better photo)
Elephants were often seen feeding, but not usually this close to the road
The view from our 4x4 safari truck
Why did the chameleon cross the road?
A map of central Kruger Park
Yawning hippo - catching this was pure luck
The rare flightless dung beetle at work
A pride of male lions takes shade from the midday sun
Photo Credit: All photos are by David Lee, and may not be used without express written consent.
Dave is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Go Backpacking and Feastio, a food blog. He's been to 65 countries and lived in Colombia and Peru. Originally from New York, Dave now calls Austin, TX home. Read the complete story of how he became a pro travel blogger.
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