Kruger National Park, Part 2 ~ Smaller animals!

Friday January 23rd ~ Kruger National Park (part 2)

Gus got to go along with us today.

Gus got to go along with us today.

This is a continuation of our LONG day at Kruger.  If you missed Part 1, you can click here to see our pictures of the “Big Five”.

As thrilling as it is to see the big, (and I do mean BIG) animals, that is only part of the story of Kruger. It is also home to a tremendous variety of smaller animals, snakes (a lot of poisonous ones), spiders, and a huge bird population.

Here are just some of the “other” animals we got to see “in the wild”: 


Chacma Baboons on the rock face and (?) Sharpe’s Grysbok on top








Spotted Hyena


Spotted Hyena


Honey Badger


Vervet Monkey with baby


Vervet Monkey with a nursing baby!

Baby Vervet Monkey

Baby Vervet Monkey



An entire herd of Impala

An entire herd of Impala




This was a large bush/small tree that I’m guessing is in the succulent family. Can anyone identify it?

In the middle of the day, we had a short stop on an overlook where we could get out to stretch our legs and take in the view.

Gus was quite nervous, but the view was spectacular

Gus was quite nervous, but the view was spectacular

There is one more post I am doing on Kruger. It will cover things that crawl and things that fly, as well as our sunset/night-time pictures.

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for the smiles I received as I shared Gus with our group.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our latest adventure. We hope you will join us!
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7 Responses to Kruger National Park, Part 2 ~ Smaller animals!

  1. The tree is probably some kind of Euphorbia, but there are so many of them all over the world it’s hard to guess which one :). I would go for Euphorbia cooper, though :).
    Beautiful animals, by the way, especially Gus!


  2. Mpho says:

    The monkey pictures are stunning!


  3. Connie says:

    Thanks Joanne for sharing your blog, I’d love to see the second leg of your trip as well.


    • Hi Connie! The Internet here in Zimbabwe has been either slow or nothing so I’m way behind on my blogging. I hope to post the remainder of our Africa adventure between now and Feb 14th. We had a few awesome moments that I look forward to sharing with everyone. Thanks so much for checking out our blog!


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