Many of the roads in the Kruger Park go
along rivers and you have to keep watching all the time to see what might be
down there. Maybe a hippo in full view!
Or, even better, an elephant!
This shows the river at a normal
depth. You can see up at the top of the embankment how high the flood
waters were the year before last. The whole landscape was
Here's another hippo--you can see how pink
they are even at this distance. In deep water you don't get to see their
huge bodies like this. On the far bank you can see some of the debris that
was left everywhere by the floods also.
When we are at Olifants Camp we start out
quite early and always stop at N'wamanzi Overlook not far from the gate.
You can get out of the car there and we have our first tea and a rusk while we
see what animals are down on the river. You have to watch out for monkeys
and baboons up there too--more on them later. Here's what you see when you
look to the left.
And to the right............
Near the right embankment in this
direction is a sort of tunnel through the trees that is favorite place to see
nice birds and hippos too.
I don't have enough flower pictures to
make a whole letter so I'm putting a couple in here to go with this scenery