Not because of wonderful sightings of the Big 5 or any of those other annoying "must see" animals, but when the more "common" animals do special things.
From the wildebeest rolling about in their small mud wallow, to the "clutch" of 50 plus young ostriches nervously huddling, to the crocodile swimming his impala catch up the river, the impala lambs racing, stotting, leaping in a huge circle around the herd........
This last week we had one of those "special" days. Oh, yes, we did see lion, wild dog, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and many other great animals and birds, but these were the memories we talked about that night around the boma fire.
(to enlarge the photos please click on them)
|Sunrise as we enter Kruger National Park|
|A curious Black backed jackal|
|Those gnu were having a wonderful time!|
|Blue Wildebeest aka Brindled Gnu|
|I've never seen so many ostrich together in Kruger...|
|The crocodile with dead impala (apologies for quality - it was a long way off)|
|Impala lambs having fun!|
Thanks to Thomas and Birgit, if you hadn't been there nor would have I!