South Africa – A Memorable Journey By Loretta Becker
At last, another check on my “bucket list”. My husband and I had the privilege of experiencing our 1st “African Safari at “Kruger National Park” in South Africa. It was definitely an Adventure of a life time. Early in the morning we would board the jeep for our “open drive”. You can imagine the excitement we all felt, when we saw our first glimpse of a lion in the distance. All cameras ready; this was it, we were finally here. Was I just dreaming or was this really happening?
We ventured throughout the park spotting different game with a stop for an early morning breakfast right in the midst of this beauty. The adrenaline kept flowing as we each had to keep alert to spot our next wildlife. It was almost noon and we had already sighted 4 of the Big Five. If only we could see the Leopard, then we had them all. I was seated in one of the higher levels of the jeep, so I had great scouting position and to my astonishment, there he was a Leopard with her kill. Stop I yelled! This was amazing… our game ranger said this is very rare.
After 3 days in Kruger Park, we moved on to see some of Africa’s marvelous scenery in Cape Town and experience the Wine Tour region. Another highlight of our tour was visiting one of the schools and enjoying the children as they sang to us and asked us questions. We had taken some Canadian flags and pins there which were a real hit for the children. My heart was left in “Africa”….
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