Following on from part 1 and 2, we then moved on to a self drive safari through the main public Kruger National Park which is made up of tar mac roads and many other less dirt track roads. You cannot go off road though so if you see something in the distance it stays in the distance. School holiday time can also be problematic as the numbers of vehicles increases and at a major sighting it can be a bit of a bun fight. This time though it was pretty quiet but that does put the pressure on to find animals of your own back.
To drive and look is so tough especially as you can be out from sun up to sun down.
We were pretty fortunate to get some pretty good sightings, but the thing is you can go past a spot one minute and then five minutes later something can be in that spot. Animals also have a great way of blending in and not being visible. One leopard sighting was in thick grass just by the side of the road!! So easily missed.
Well that's all for Blog 3. I have so many wonderful animals to show that I am going to wrap up this set of blogs with a final 4th one. Stay tuned for more from this wonderful experience.