We picked up Alefiyah Tinwala and Leena Chainani from the Oracle offices in Johannesburg and started our trip towards Nelspruit. After a brief stop over on route we continued our journey, arriving in Nelspruit at around 12h30. After a brief stop over to change into our open safari vehicle, we made our way via “White River” and then onto the Kruger National Parks “Numbi Gate”.
After arriving at the gate, guests were checked through and after a briefing, we decided to start our game drive straight away as the guests were only with us for a short safari of one night, so we needed to find as much as possible in the shortest space of time.
We made our way onto the “Napi Road”, and was not long before coming across our first elephant. While on the drive, guests got to see elephant, rhino, impala, waterbuck, zebra and wildebeest. The afternoon drive proved to be quite slow in the numbers of animals seen as we got to camp at 17h45, just in time to check inn and get ready for dinner in the camp restaurant. We decided to enjoy dinner at 19h00. After a good dinner, it was off to bed in order to get some well deserved rest, before the early start the following morning.
We left camp at 06h00 and made our way onto one of the dirt roads close to the camp on route to “Pretoriuskop Kopie”, and as we came around the corner we found three lions walking in the road. After watching them for a while, they moved off into the bush and disappeared from view. We went around the area looking for them, but were unsuccessful in finding them again. We made our way in the direction of Skukuza, finding more elephants, rhino and after enjoying breakfast we came across a large herd of buffalo. Large numbers of birds were enjoyed as well.
We left the Kruger National Park at 11h15 on route for Nelspruit, and after changing our vehicle, we made our way back to Johannesburg, arriving Back at Oracle Head Office at 16h30.
All in all the girls had a good time, and saw a large number of animals in a short space of time. Guests have expressed a will to want to return to the Kruger National Park for a longer safari next time.
|Open Safari Vehicles used while on safari in the Kruger National Park|