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Kruger National Park Safari Day 5

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South Africa (Kruger National Park) . 2017 . May 15

This post is part of our South Africa / Zimbabwe / Botswana Trip Report and Itinerary. Do check out the full itinerary and our reviews here

Today marks the last day that we would spend at Kruger National Park.  We woke up early in the morning for what would be our 6th and last game drive which would also end with us leaving Kruger National Park.

Our last morning at Kruger National Park with a rainbow to mark our departure.

The last wild animals that we would see in Kruger National Park.  An impala leaps out of our way as it sees our approach.

A cluster of vultures perched on the top of a barren tree, forming an eerie image.  It brings to mind the injured vulture we saw just the day before, and I am quite sure he didn’t live to see the next daylight.

Always impressed with the beauty of the unique river systems in Kruger National Park.  There’s more than meets the eye in this picture.  The real gem is somewhere in the middle of the picture.

Hippos can weight up to 3000 kg and in summer months, spend a lot of their time submerged in water so as not to overheat.   Its a great privilege to be able to see a full-bodied hippo out of water.

One of the better classes of lodges that are available in Kruger National Park, which of course, comes at a much higher price.

We were soon out of Kruger gate near noon time and bidding farewell for the wonderful past 4 days (See Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4) of wildlife exploration we had.

At noon, we reached a pit-stop to get some lunch as well as admire the great scenery ahead.  This looked to be some sort of farm, and on closer look, they have quite a number of rare animals in there.

There are lots and lots of ostriches, white rhinos as well as buffaloes enclosed in what looked like a paddock here.   But we’ve seen so much of animals in their natural wild habitat and this looked merely like a zoo to us.

There are restaurants, restrooms and a supermarket here.

By early afternoon, we reached the Peermont Metcourt Hotel at Emperors Palace near Johannesburg Airport for a 2-night stay so that we could explore Johannesburg further.

Join us next as we review the Peermont Metcourt Hotel.

This post is part of our South Africa / Zimbabwe / Botswana Trip Report and Itinerary. Do check out the full itinerary and our reviews here

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