Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nyala Safari Lodge Day 1

Our first stop in our whirlwind tour of SA with Grammy & Poppy was Nyala Safari Lodge adjacent to Kruger National Park. It is on a private reserve and borders Kruger. It is a small lodge and very intimate. The other homes on the reserve are privately owned! Nice huh? It was us and just two other couples from the UK. We arrived in the afternoon and were greeted by Henny and Lindy the hosts and with drinks. After lunch we headed out for the afternoon game drive. Henny was driving and we had another guide Gideon, who tracked the animals the old fashioned way... (Some reserves here have gps collars or chips in their animals) We saw lots of animals but the best was when Gideon tracked the rhinos and we walked across a dry river bed, into the bush and walked within 30 ft of three beautiful white rhinos! Amazing! On the way back to camp we came across giraffes fighting... crazy to see them just hitting each other with their heads and necks. They really are amazing animals. Back to camp for a delicious dinner and some great conversation.

The Rhinos Up Close..

The boys getting ready for safari!

Scott & Dad having a drink out in the bush.

Gideon our tracker... the kids loved him!

We saw lots of other game... buffalo,giraffe,zebra, wildebeest and lots of buck.... Wonderful!

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