12 January 2018
The weather is once again hot in The Kruger National Park with temperatures reaching the mid thirties.
This morning for our drive we drove to Crocodile Bridge Camp. There were lots of the usual animals about and we got four of the Big Five. Four rhino were quite far away so we didn’t take a photo. There were a few elephant sightings but as we have many ellie photos we didn’t take of them either. The same goes for buffalo which we saw from camp and from the bridge. There is no restaurant at this Gate Camp but you can get coffee from a kiosk and ready made sandwiches, pies, muffins etc from the shop. In the past we have enjoyed their pies but today there were none available so we settled for sandwiches which were also very good.
These are the highlights from this morning’s drive.
When we got back to camp our neighbours told us about lions just three km from the bridge so we went in search of them.
We chilled in camp for most of the afternoon and then went out again for a short drive from 4 o’clock to 6 o’clock. The Amur falcons and rollers were flocking together and hawking insects which was really interesting to watch.
Here are the other highlights of our afternoon drive
When we got back the kids went for a swim with the neighbour’s kids and later Simon went on another night hike and saw hyaena from the restaurant deck.
It was a beautiful evening and we had a braai. It was after nine before we were ready for bed.