30 photos that made us fall in love with safari! Kruger and Sabi Sands, South Africa

by | Sep 29, 2016 | Africa, Latest Posts, Photography, South Africa

As we planned our South Africa road trip the prospect of a safari adventure shot to the top of our bucket list. Kruger and Sabi Sands emerged as the winners for our first safari and the experience was even more magnificent than we ever imagined. Over two days we were treated to some magical safari moments: the famed Big 5 of the African lion, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the African leopard and rhinoceros graced us with appearances together with the majestic cheetah and many, many more. The animals captured our imaginations and our hearts: here’s 30 of our best sightings from our four game drives in Sabi Sands that will make you fall in love with safari!

1 | A mother’s watchful eye: leopard and cub chilling in the trees

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2 | A herd of Elephants approaching at dawn

the most amazing morning seeing all these guys

3 | Even a lion needs a hug sometimes!

Sleep time

4 | The anticipation of an early morning game drive

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5 | Incredible sunrises lighting up the morning sky!

Sunrise over the river!

6 | The unwavering focus of a leopard cub

Leopard cub's intense focus

7 | The dung beetle hard at work

Dung beetle working hard

8 | Vultures surveying the landscape ready to swoop in

Patiently waiting on its next meal

9 | Always watching: a leopard at a watering hole

Leopard taking a water break

10 | One of Africa’s most deadly: the water buffalo

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11 | The lofty giraffe

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12 | Can you spot the hippos?

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13 | The fastest land animal, the majestic cheetah

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14 | Staring straight into the eyes of an elephant

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15 | A cheetah relaxing after a kill

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16 | Always the opportunist: a hyena is never too far away

although he looked a little bored!

17 | Animal spotting from the truck

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18 | Warthogs loitering in the mud

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19 | The beautiful zebra

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20 | A leopard minding its kill high above the waiting hyenas

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21 | A rhino slumber party

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22 | A water monitor emerging from the stream

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23 |  Leopards: the most beautiful animals on the planet

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24 | Slowly but surely the tortoise travels along

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25 | Mongoose or meerkat? It was a mongoose!

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26 | A leopard preening itself in the trees

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27 | Elephants emerge in the morning mist

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28 | Even the king of the jungle needs its beauty asleep

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29 | The cheetah taking some chill out time

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30 | Sun downers and unforgettable sunsets

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Where we stayed: our safari lodgings!

We stayed in the Inyati Game Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to Kruger. It was the perfect luxury safari retreat for us with  luxury accommodation, good food, drinks and company and an amazing chance of sighting the big 5. Check out our Inyati adventures here!

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