DAY 1-KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Hi Sorry for the late post I had mt wisdom teeth removed and well I guess things happen. Anyways let me continue in my expedition toward the Kruger National Park. As we awoke and made our out of our camp toward the Kruger National Park, excitement raced through my body like tiny bolts. The Anxiety was killing me. I mean we were finally on our way. And there was no better feeling than fresh bushveld air at 5:30 in the morning and the crimson sun rising in the East amidst dense vegetation and winding lakes. I tell you seeing is believing. The four of us in a 4x4 munching Biltong (A dried form of meat in the shape of sticks.a SA Custom)and eagerly awaiting our adventure. We arrived at the Paul Kruger Gate. A gate name after a faous South African Historian Paul Kruger who was a renouned figure in the Boer War.
We reached the Kruger Gate which is at the South End of this Gigantic Wildlife Park with the intention of exiting in the North in a weeks time, A journey likely to last about 1000km. Imagine that 1000 km of Wildlife and diferent scenery
We confirmed our reservations which is of divine importance considering the influx of foreign tourists. You can t quite possibly just pitch up and expect accomodation during peak times.
With that all taken care of we made our way into the park and made ourselves available to th elements. We were now at the mouth of the Kruger National Park. We could now see anything from a Rock Python to the most prized and endangered species, the Cheetah. We just had to look for them now in the Bush.
There are roads though for tourists that Navigate itself along Bush Trails, Rivers and YES ONE CARDINAL GOLDEN RULE. DONOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE.
We headed on to our Camp Skukuza which was an hour away from the gate.When we reached there we were engulfed by a huts and bungalo's overlooking a passing river. All secured of course with 5m electric fencing in case any of the Wild Animals decide of a change in Dinner Menu, which is possible. Rules and Regulations emphasise Danger and the precautions one could take. Remember it is in the Wild and there are snakes and al sorts that can linger around.
We checked into our bungalo which was a luxury hut(much cheaper for tourists but expensive for us). This Hut had a view of a Watehole. Imagine that. Having a smoke on your balcony at night and having bright eyes and the sounds of nature at your doorstep. Talk about the Maldives and dipping your legs into the ocean off your balcony. There is no comparison.
We then Set off for our afternoon drive, which will bear more detail in my next post.