Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kruger Park Day Safari with six Veteniary Students from the "Care For Wild Centre".

Students were picked up from the "Care For Wild" Rehabilitation Centre at 04h30, and started there journey to the Numbi Gate of the Kruger National Park. After going through entry proceedures, the game drive started with a route around the Shabeni Kopies getting to see some impala, kudu, rhino and elephant. It was off to the camp of Pretoriuskop for a toilet break, before continuing to the Afsaal picnic spot for breakfast. From Pretoriuskop the route taken to Afsaal was on the "Voortrekker road. While on the "Voortrekker, the students were entertained with a good sighting of a leopard walking in the road. After our stop for breakfast, we took the route via "little Jock" onto the S114 up to the camp of Skukuza. Sightings of rhino, elephant, buffalo, impala, kudu, Klipspringer and baboon.

After a good break for lunch, it was off down the "Doispane Road", were the students got to see quite a number of zebra, wildebeest, elephant, buffalo rhino and hippo. It was then time to turn onto the "Albasini Road that would take us back to the "Numbi Gate", were we would leave the park on route back to "Care For Wild" Rehabilitation Centre.

All in All the students had a good day with lots being seen and experienced, unfortunately the only animals not seen today was the lions, so how some where they had been able to hide themselves from us. But there are more days in the students itinerary for them to come to the park, so the chances in finding some are pretty good. 

Monday, May 9, 2011