The Twelve Days of Kruger

December 24, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

The 12 days of Kruger

 

A few years ago, mum and I were spending 3 weeks in Kruger, one long drive day we had one of those mornings where we saw very specific numbers of animals and it started this off which we added to at other points during the trip. I thought I would share it with you and illustrate it with photos (dont count too closely please!)


On the 1st day of Kruger, nature gave to me...

1 Newborn Impala Lamb


 

On the 2nd day of Kruger, nature gave to me...

2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb

These are those very two on that day that inspired this ditty.


 

On the 3rd day of Kruger, nature gave to me...

3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb

 

An almost leopard are those ones so well hidden you can't really see it or the ones people tell you just missed ("oh it was here about 3 minutes ago")


 

On the 4th day of Kruger, nature gave to me...


4 Crocs Snoozing
3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb

There's a few more out of shot!


 

On the 5th day of Kruger, nature gave to me...


5 Rhiiinnnooooos
4 Crocs Snoozing
3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb


 

On the 6th day of Kruger, nature gave to me...


6 Steenbok Bolting
5 Rhiiinnnooooos
4 Crocs Snoozing
3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb

Definitely not at the same time but you have these days where every 10 minutes you see a lone Steenbok, (ok maybe more than 10 mins) but you can go days without seeing one then see 11 in one day (that's my record).


 

On the 7th day of Kruger, nature gave to me...


7 Backlit Kudu
6 Steenbok Bolting
5 Rhiiinnnooooos
4 Crocs Snoozing
3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb

This is the actual backlit Kudu on that day we started the '12 days'


 

On the 8th day of Kruger, nature gave to me...


8 Vultures Circling
7 Backlit Kudu
6 Steenbok Bolting
5 Rhiiinnnooooos
4 Crocs Snoozing
3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb

Not actually 8 but do you know how hard it is to direct an aerial display.


 

On the 9th day of Kruger, nature gave to me...


9 Elephants Browsing
8 Vultures Circling
7 Backlit Kudu
6 Steenbok Bolting
5 Rhiiinnnooooos
4 Crocs Snoozing
3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb


 

On the 10th day of Kruger, nature gave to me...


10 Waterbuck Grazing
9 Elephants Browsing
8 Vultures Circling
7 Backlit Kudu
6 Steenbok Bolting
5 Rhiiinnnooooos
4 Crocs Snoozing
3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb


 

On the 11th day of Kruger, nature gave to me...


11 Zebra Crossing
10 Waterbuck Grazing
9 Elephants Browsing
8 Vultures Circling
7 Backlit Kudu
6 Steenbok Bolting
5 Rhiiinnnooooos
4 Crocs Snoozing
3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb

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I made an entire series of animals crossing the road photo which I really must share with you sometime.


 

On the 12th day of Kruger, nature gave to me...

12 Buffalo Chewing
11 Zebra Crossing
10 Waterbuck Grazing
9 Elephants Browsing
8 Vultures Circling
7 Backlit Kudu
6 Steenbok Bolting
5 Rhiiinnnooooos
4 Crocs Snoozing
3 Almost Leopards
2 Lions Stalking
And 1 Newborn Impala Lamb

 

Well not really chewing, more drinking and not quite 12.


 

 

And there ends the 12 days of Kruger!

 

Merry Christmas everyone and I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2022!

 

~ Nikki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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