Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Yesterday we went on our first game drive arranged through the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.  We saw 3 of the “Big 5” (Elephant, Rhino and Cape Buffalo), but none of the big cats yet.  We’ll keep our eyes peeled for those on a future exploration.  This drive started at 4pm and went until after dark, finishing around 8pm.  My parents did several safaris in South Africa and Kenya, and these were multi-day excursions.  We were tired after just 3.5 hours!

It’s hard to get great photographs with the animals hiding in the brush and my limited camera gear, but here are a few:

Lack of a high-speed Internet connection is continuing to plague us.  I didn’t appreciate how dependent upon a “connected world” we’d become.