Raderstorf World Wide Adventure

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Lions and Rhinos and Mozambican Spitting Cobras, Oh My!! By Ben

Kruger National Park is one of the most visited wildlife parks in the world, and you can see why. Hundreds of thousands of acres of unspoiled bush stretch as far as the eye can see. Picturesque waterholes are visited every night by elephants, antelope, Burchell’s zebra, and safari jeeps full of camera-wielding tourists. The only evidence of civilization is dirt roads and the occasional, isolated safari lodge.

During one of our stays we were guided around the bush by CJ, a ranger who never grew up. He highlighted our tours with his ingenious mud missiles and his wacky dung spitting contests (no, you don’t want to know). But not only does he light up the game drives, but he spends all of the meals telling the most amazing stories about his life.

Although it seems dangerous, none of the camps had fences; only one had two lines of electric fence to keep out the elephants. Warthogs and hyenas literally waltzed right up to your front door. We had a spitting cobra try to crawl in our room. The food in the bush is amazing. The nearest town is an hour away, so even the bread is homemade. Many of the camps have their own five-star chef.

I truly hope that this wonderful experience will be available for everyone for generations to come.

To see the Amazing Pics, Click here :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/raderstorfwwa/sets/186478/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/raderstorfwwa/sets/186476/

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