The bush…that’s where I’ve been the last week (hence the “silence” on WordPress from my side)…that’s the Kruger National Park where the wild animals do roam (but you may not always spot them) and there is only a trickle of cellular network in the overnight rest camps. Ah, heaven. It is much needed (for me anyway) to have at least a week with no cellphone (mobile), no internet, no technology…just the sound of birds, hippo or even the wind blowing through the Savannah. And a good pair of binoculars to scan the landscape from the verandah of the bungalow:
For those of you who don’t know, the Kruger National Park is the biggest game reserve in South Africa (one of the biggest in the world) and covers 19,485 km². And…the animals roam freely i.e. you drive around (not allowed out your vehicle) and need to find them. No guarantees. It all comes down to luck.
Most people have a goal to spot the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, White Rhino and Buffalo) but I go there to relax. Yes, granted, I have relatively easy access to the Park and have been able to go there since I was a little girl and so the big game is not a priority. From little flowers to insects and birds to the elusive leopard…it is all special. This trip…no lion (missed one by seconds – a lioness had crossed the road and vanished into the thick grass) but lots of other lovely sightings and plenty of time to recover from the daily rat race of the city.
(All photos are my own)