ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴘɪsᴏᴅᴇ:
After a rainy week of camping in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, we were just about ready to pack up and head north to Mozambique (well, we definitely planned to take a couple of nights in town to regroup, relax, and wash Zander’s 4-day-worn white T-shirt first, after all, we were still easing this whole living out of our Land Rover thing).
But before we dipped out we knew we couldn’t wrap up our first official week on the African road without getting in one more game drive, and I’m glad we did because the park’s wild roads were poppin’ off that day! Not only did we spot some sleeping lions post-kill (albeit they were pretty far and hard to see), we had ourselves our first proper hyena sighting of the trip — and as you’ll see in the video, it wasn’t just any sighting.
As if that wasn’t enough wild for one day, shortly after we found ourselves head-on with a big bull elephant in musth after we accidentally made a wrong turn looking for a side road where someone had said they saw more lion. Last but not least, the day was also filled with troops of baboons (more like gangs) roaming the streets.
And with all that wild goodness it was only fair that our last night was capped with another rainstorm. Luckily, we had managed to come up on some ponchos (thanks to yours truly) in addition to a new, temporary rooftop tent cover. So all in all, I’d say our last 24 hours in Kruger (on this leg of the trip anyway) was a pretty wild success.
ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ sᴇʀɪᴇs:
The ‘Mini’ Africa Diaries is a new, monthlong content challenge that I’ve created for myself (and any other travelers/content creators out there that wanna give it a go) as a way to bring a little wild adventure and positive vibes into my life — and hopefully yours — during these crazy times of COVID-19.
Throughout the series, I’ll be sharing short (3-minute or less, give or take) vlog-style videos that will be a mix of past Instagram Stories, never-before-shared travel video clips, and other wild moments from some of my past African adventures, starting with my husband’s and my 7-month, 7-country road trip around the continent.
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