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I Love These “Gentle Giants!”

The last two days in Kruger were just as exciting as the first four days!

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How many different species do you see in this photo?

We continued our game drives on our own, after two safaris with the rangers, one in Satara Camp at sunset; and, one in Letaba Camp at sunrise.

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They always make us laugh – just like Hakuna Matata

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Beautiful sunrise at Letaba Camp

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Do you see the Waterbuk saying, “Can I have some, please? Or, oh-oh, better get out of here!”

This was a rare sighting, and we were asked to log it in the rangers’ books to help with tracking of the fish eagles.

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“Good catch” – on the camera! We watched the eagle dive for the fish and bring it down to the ground, then to it’s nest – AMAZING!

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I can’t help it, but every time I look at their faces, I think of my cute golden retriever, Powder, and her face!

We went to an awesome museum in Letaba dedicated mostly to the Great Tuskers, but also, they had some other great displays, too.

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I’m 10!

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Some of these big guys live 50-60 years!

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The rangers in the SA parks are doing everything they can to protect their animals (we really appreciate that), although right now the Rhino is on the endangered list — yes, because of poachers!

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It’s not all a reflection!

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I wanted to share some more stunning photos and videos with my blog followers because they just never get old……and we were right there……. staring each other in the face! Yes, my parents and I, in awe, with our jaws dropping to the floor……but also, we were staring right in the eyes of the big game animals!

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Another – how many species can you get at one watering hole?

We saw four of the Big Five, all except the rhino, but we feel so fortunate to have seen so much wildlife in their natural habitat.  We all agreed that we would see the rhino the next time!

But hippos aren’t so bad…..

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Going on safari is an awesome experience!

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It was the best birthday yet, and my parents were so excited, because these BD clouds are just like the clouds that were in the sky in Colorado the day I was born

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One, two, or three? Repeat!

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Many of the restaurants had views like this to view the wildlife

It’s hard to believe we are more than half way through our RTW (around the world trip)!

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I’m lovin’ it!

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I feel very lucky to have this safari experience and RTW trip with my parents!

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Doing reconnaissance

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Two Sweeties!

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It says a lot, doesn’t it? You fill in the caption!

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Over 500 species of birds!

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This was actually our departure gate

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Good to the last drop! The elephants and giraffes were our last views right before we left Kruger National Park

The end again!  🙂

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Don’t get too far behind following my hdworldtrek posts! Let us know what you think, too, by writing to me under the “comments” section.

Look for more posts from your Junior WorldTrek Reporter

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I have named my newborn lion, “Kruger!” We bought a beautiful handmade African bracelet for her collar.

Keep Calm and Travel Around the World

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P.S.  Happy 10th Birthday, Makenna!

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