African Ostrich – Say Hello!

Standing tall on long, bare legs, a humped, feathered body and a long, curving neck, the Ostrich is the biggest bird species of the world. It can’t fly but is a very fast runner.

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We saw many Ostriches in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, however, they are not endemic to this region. Ostriches have been successfully domesticated and are now farmed throughout the world, particularly in South Africa, for meat, feathers and leather. Curious as they are, Ostriches make always for a funny picture!

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Mit den langen, haarlosen Beinen, dem gewölbten, gefederten Körper und dem langen, kurvigen Hals gehört der Strauss zur grössten Vogelart der Welt. Er kann nicht fliegen, dafür kann er sehr schnell rennen.

Wir sahen viele Afrikanische Sträusse im Kruger National Park, Südafrika, sie sind jedoch nicht endemisch in dieser Region. Sträusse wurden erfolgreich domestiziert und werden heutzutage weltweit, und vorallem auch in Südafrika, für Fleisch, Federn und Leder gezüchtet. Sträusse sind immer gut für ein lustiges Foto, neugierig wie sie sind!


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Kruger National Park In The Summer

What’s your favorite animal? On our recent trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa – one of our favorite places – we had an amazing time. Enjoy our first video, more to come.

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Moving pictures of our last visit to Kruger National Park in South Africa. First time to visit in the lush summer time after good rains, when newborn are numerous and birds are abundant.

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Kruger Nationalpark im Sommer

Bewegende Bilder unseres letzten Besuches im Kruger Nationalpark, Südafrika. Zum ersten Mal reisten wir im üppigen Sommer nach ausreichendem Regen,  wenn Junge zahlreich geboren werden und Vögel in Scharen anzutreffen sind.

Wild Dogs Of Kruger National Park, South Africa

We were fortunate enough to see a pack of wild dogs during our visit in Kruger National Park, South Africa, not only one time but three times in a row. Enjoy the pictures and learn some details about this magnificent animal.

Wild dogs in Kruger National Park are in my opinion one of the most magnificent carnivores. Although numbers are scarce we were lucky enough to see one pack three times within a few days. Their looks and movements fascinated me for hours while they accepted our vicinity with indifference.  Continue reading “Wild Dogs Of Kruger National Park, South Africa”

Giraffe With Two Heads

Driving the S25 along the Crocodile River I captured this unusual picture of giraffes in the Kruger National Park.

Driving the S25 along the Crocodile River I captured this unusual picture of giraffes in the Kruger National Park.

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Best time to visit Kruger National Park, South Africa

Some say it’s best to visit the Kruger National Park during winter when the scarce and dry vegetation make game viewing easier.

Others love the national park during shoulder seasons, when it’s less busy.

Then there are those who swear on the summer months being the best to visit the Kruger National Park, when newborn animals, flowing rivers and green lush vegetation delight the wildlife enthusiasts.

We visited the Kruger National Park in different seasons and can emphasize that there is no bad time to enjoy the so called ‘ best place on earth ‘ for wildlife enthusiasts in the east of South Africa. Depending on what is your main interest and preference you will find some facts on the seasons of the biggest national park of South Africa in this article to make your choice of travel time easier. Continue reading “Best time to visit Kruger National Park, South Africa”

One Month+ In Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park – best place on earth – a wild and harsh place for humans if not pampered in a luxury safari camp. But certainly worthwhile even only with canvas between the wild sounds of the night and us.

Our backs thankfully appreciate that we are back in civilization after several weeks camping on an air mattress whose occasional holes had to be repaired regularly after an uncomfortable night on the rock hard ground of Kruger National Park in South AfricaContinue reading “One Month+ In Kruger National Park, South Africa”

Western Cape National Park

(Slide-show) West Coast National Park with Langebaan lagoon and nearby towns of Mykonos and Paternoster

Enjoy some impressions of our short trip to the Western Cape National Park, Langebaan and the tiny holiday towns of Mykonos and Paternoster.

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