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|February 20th, 2008, 07:47 PM||#1|
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Africa: Safari, Savanna, Casinos and dense Urbanity
During the last two weeks of January I and my father was on a trip in the north of South Africa and Botswana.
The first week was spent on Mabula Game Lodge, and the last was spent in Botswana, Sun City, Pretoria and Johannesburg. I will present this tread in that order, so those of you not interested in animals and nature have to wait a little while for the skyscrapers of Pretoria and Jo'burg.
First up is a lot of 'common' animals found around Southern Africa, and I'll come the The Big Five later on. All pics are my own.
Due to bandwith restriction I can't post a lot of pics at a time unfortunately, so there will be quite a few updates with not so many pics.
Most of the time I was on Mabula we had pretty grey weather, so the pictures are not so good as they could have been, but enough excuses..
This giraffe was the first thing we encountered when we drove past the gate at Mabula.
Around the main lodge the trees were filled by these nests and a lot more birds.
These are Impala, a small antelope species, easily recognizable by their dark "M" over their behinds.
Wart hogs was all over the place...
Red Hartebeest, another species of antelope. Got their name because the shape of the horns can resemble a heart
And finally a Zebra
More to come in later updates. Feel free to comment