Safari! South Africa

Pictures taken by me or my husband during visits to Pilanesburg National Park, Kruger National Park and Kapama Private Game Reserve in South Africa
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Buffalo bulls...the most dangerous animal in Africa, responsible for more human deaths than any other animal on the continent (excluding mosquitoes).

the most dangerous animal in Africa, responsible for more human deaths than any other animal on the continent (excluding mosquitoes).

Lioness resting after eating

Lioness resting after eating

Male lion sleeping off breakfast

Male lion sleeping off breakfast

This squirrel has found a perch that keeps him safe from ground predators...but he is now easy pickings for an eagle or kite.

This squirrel has found a perch that keeps him safe from ground predators.but he is now easy pickings for an eagle or kite.

Vulture waiting for the day to warm up so that he can drift on the thermals

Vulture waiting for the day to warm up so that he can drift on the thermals

Buffalo with two day old calf.

Buffalo with two day old calf.

The leopard expresses her displeasure...

The leopard expresses her displeasure.

Lilac breasted roller--the most beautiful bird in South Africa

Lilac breasted roller--the most beautiful bird in South Africa

Open-top trucks leave at 6:30am and at 4:30pm for three hour game drives. The ranger drives and the tracker sits on a small perch above the front left headlight, a dangerously exposed position.

Open-top trucks leave at and at for three hour game drives. The ranger drives and the tracker sits on a small perch above the front left headlight, a dangerously exposed position.

A pride of lions snoozing after an early breakfast.

A pride of lions snoozing after an early breakfast.

Papa lion snoozes while young ones sleep in the background. Cubs have spots on their coats.

Papa lion snoozes while young ones sleep in the background. Cubs have spots on their coats.

One of the females of the pride

One of the females of the pride

A female Buffalo who was invited to lunch by some lions...

A female Buffalo who was invited to lunch by some lions.

Female buffalo who not only turned down the lion's invitation to dinner, but who is not too happy with the presence of our truck and snicking cameras.

Female buffalo who not only turned down the lion's invitation to dinner, but who is not too happy with the presence of our truck and snicking cameras.

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