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Wednesday photo: Wild dogs

After seeing a kill on our first drive in Kruger, I would have left my Kruger trip happy. But my guide and the rest of the safari-goers in my group knew that I really, really, really wanted to see wild … Continue reading

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Why I keep returning to Kruger

Sunrise leopards. Hundreds of elephants walking into the sunset. Giraffes manicuring acacia trees. Vultures swarming a kill. Black-maned lions patrolling shoulder to shoulder down the road. A cheetah scanning the plains from her perch on a fallen tree. Kruger National … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls: Zim or Zam?

I spent a lot of time on this question when planning the end of my epic holiday vacation through Namibia and Botswana. The tour I was taking with Acacia Africa ended in Livingstone, on the Zambian side of the Falls. … Continue reading

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My first elephant experience

This week I will be taking my first vacation away from Swaziland and I am traveling to Kruger National Park. The only traveling I have done in Swaziland has been to see wildlife, so I am quite excited that my … Continue reading

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Rhinos at Hlane Royal National Park

We were setting up our tent when we heard there were rhinos at the watering hole. We packed up as fast as possible to see the rhino. I had seen one rhino before at Nakuru National Park in Kenya. It … Continue reading

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Elephants at Hlane Royal National Park

I could not decide if I wanted to see elephants, white rhinos, or lions the most during my visit to Hlane Royal National Park. We ended up seeing them all with excellent viewing opportunities. I have a new appreciation for … Continue reading

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Lions at Hlane Royal National Park

There were so many animals I looked forward to seeing at Hlane, like the lions and elephants, but also some of the smaller animals like the honey badger and colorful birds. As it turned out, we saw only large animals … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Rhinos

Rhinos. Bobejane. One of the animals I saw in Kenya from very far away, but today that changed.     I’m at Hlane Royal National Park. As a volunteer, I am allowed just one night away from my site per month … Continue reading

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