South Africa Day 5: Kruger National Park

Today was our first safari day at Kruger National Park – South Africa’s largest wildlife refuge. We left the Protea Hazyview Hotel at 6 a.m. and entered the park around 7 a.m. It’s Freedom Day is South Africa, a national holiday, so the park was crowded at the end of the three day holiday weekend. Sam – our park guide – did an amazing job finding wildlife to see in the park. After our first safari day we’ve seen four of the Big Five – elephants, buffaloes, a rhino, and lions.  

Part of the Big Five: Elephants in Kruger National Park

A pride of lions in Kruger National Park

A zebra in Kruger National Park

The view from our safari vehicle

If we see leopards tomorrow we will complete the Big Five!!

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