A dream come true!!
One of my lifelong dreams has been to do an Animal Safari in Africa. Watching open-air jeeps drive around while spotting the Big 5 (Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, and Buffalos) seemed to be such a rush. I have seen dozens of shows on National Geographic and the Nature Channel, I have seen pictures on Social Media and videos on YouTube. However, this week, my dream of actually doing an African Animal Safari finally came true as we did a 3 day Animal Safari at Kruger National Park.
Best of all, I got to celebrate my 40th Birthday on the second day of our Animal Safari – what an amazing way to celebrate birth, life, and living life to the max! We were able to see over 500 animals in 3 days (yes, over 500)!! Some of the highlights were staying overnight at 2 different camps inside Kruger National Park and coming face-to-face with lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, hyenas, baboons, and much more.
On the last day, I even got to drive the jeep and spotted some wild elephants as we were driving – what a rush! Seeing these incredible animals in the wild is such a different experience than seeing them on TV, YouTube, or at the zoo. Now that I have seen all of these animals in the wild, it will be very difficult to go to a zoo ever again. Our kids really loved seeing all these animals up close too – look at the joy and amazement in the videos below as they spot their favourite animals!
If you want to check off one major Bucket List item, make it an Animal Safari, as it will change your feelings and perspectives towards animals forever. A big thank you to Inkosi Tours & Transfers for helping sponsor our trip to Kruger National Park! We highly recommend going with Goodman who has been to Kruger over 300 times in the last 6 years and gives detailed commentary as you travel around Kruger!
Here is Anne’s Highlights Video:
Here is Ricky’s Highlights Video: