Tuesday, November 20 I expected Malelane Gate the opening at 5:30 in the morning; 20 minutes later I entered Kruger National Park, wiki here. Then after having bought the map of the roads and tracks I undertook my first visit which was profitable. The day after at 5:00 a.m. I was for hunting photographs. I admired my first leopard, certainly in a tree and difficult to take a picture, but finally I saw it. For memory, the “big five” are the elephant, the leopard, the lion, the rhinoceros and the buffalo. The traffic rules are common to all the South-African parks; for example the vehicles of more than 4000 kg can take only the asphalted roads. The park has a heavy heat in this at the end of November more than 36°C in the shade!
Thursday, November 22 after to go to the reception of Pretoriuskop Camp, I left for hunting wild animals. The neighborhoods of the camp are covered with shrubs hiding the animals and making the photographs random. The highlight of the trip was a couple of hyena and their pup. The following day Friday for my departure at 5:00 of the morning after one rainy night, a couple of bird expected me on the grid of the barbecue to wish me a good visit. At the end of this visit I was the spectator of three elephants playing in a pond and evolving under water the horn in the air as snorkel!
|Elephants in swimingpool|
Saturday, November 24 I arrived at the end of the morning at Skukuza to record me at the reception then to find a site of bivouac to my suitability. At the beginning of Pretoriuskop to a few kilometers of the Camp a list of buffaloes were at the edge of the road. Then it was an extraordinary spectacle of the hyenas in the mud of a pond devouring a corpse of bird! At the edge of another pond a biblical picture expected me, the Garden of Eden. The next morning, Sunday, November 25, at the edge of the road an hyena and two pups greeted me nicely. Of course the hyena went to sniff at the tires of my vehicle. And with happiness I saw in the distance a lion, male, energy of a good step in the plain. I admired our Darwinian ancestor eating a fruit. The continuation of the trip offered other beautiful spectacles to me. Of return to Suzuka Camp I have the disappointment of a temperature of 37°C in the shade.
|Remorque camping pour la piste, camping trailer for track|