Kruger National Park, in northeast South Africa is the first and largest of Africa’s many wildlife parks and is, in many regards, the most developed, most diverse, and most affordable of all. In this last part of my multi-part posting I will illuminate some of the amazing feature of this world treasure.
On our extended two-month photography safari in South Africa we chose to start in the beautiful city of Cape Town and travel the south coast to visit eight national parks along the way. We chose Cape Town first because of its well-deserved reputation as a beautiful, safe, relaxing city that would give us a chance to recover from our jet lag and acclimate to the country.
Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Cape Town – beautiful cities on splendid waterfronts and tourist destinations not to be missed. Our two-month visit to South Africa in the spring of 2017 started in Cape Town, moved east along the south coast, inland into the mountains, and back through wine country returning to Cape Town. Along this first month’s travel we visited eight of South Africa’s national parks. I will cover the parks in the next post but, in this episode, I will discuss some of the joys of the city on the Cape.
Africa – the dream of a lifetime but how do you plan for an extended photo safari?
Kruger-3715-EditBig cats of South Africa
I recently returned from a two month photo safari in South Africa, truly a trip of a lifetime and want to share many of the things I learned in the planning, execution, and photography of this adventure. This is part one of a multi-part series of posts about South Africa and its photographic treasures.
There is no question that my favorite spots for nature photography are in our abundant public lands.
I thought it would be worthwhile to take time and think for a few minutes about what our public lands are and why they are so important. Everyone knows that many parks are public lands – city parks, county parks, state parks, and, of course, national parks. America was the first country to create a national park – Yellowstone in 1872. The first national park was created to preserve the amazing beauty of the geo-thermal features, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, the other rivers and lakes, and the abundant and diverse wildlife. Yellowstone became a model for the world.