We started our trip in Golden Gate National Park (South Africa) which is South of Johannesburg just outside Lesotho. This was the national park where my sister was doing conservation work. While here we did some hikes up mountains and to caves as well as looking at the animals in the area. In this area we saw zebras, baboons, vultures, wildebeest and different antelope species.
After exploring some of the Okavango Delta by mokoro and foot we got back in our bus and drove to Khama Rhino sanctuary. Here we had our first look at rhinos! The sanctuary was setup to help protect both white and black rhinos (we only saw white rhinos) but they also have giraffe, zebras, wildebeest and some other animals.
Our last stop with our tour group was back in Johannesburg in the township of Soweto (the largest township in South Africa). Here we learned about its history and its part in apartheid and went bike riding through some of the streets. Most of the roads are dirt and the people live in makeshift houses sometimes just made from tin and wood (the film District 9 was filmed in part of Soweto). After our stop here we had our final dinner with our tour group and said goodbyes, but my family and I continued onto Krueger National Park.
We stayed just outside Krueger national park at Thornhill lodge. From here we did day trips to several parks including Talanga, Tschkuo and we visited Moholo sanctuary where they care for injured animals.
In the other parks we saw lots of wild animals including some lions, a serval, a chameleon, a baby rhino (having a bath), lots of elephant, zebra, giraffe, african buffalo, springbock and other antelope.
We also spent a day looking at waterfalls and going to some lookouts including Gods Window, Three Rondavels (Sisters) and the Blyde River Canyon.
All the photos I took of this trip were from my phone. If you want to see some more awesome photos from Africa check out http://faunographic.com/ Rachelle was on the main part of our trip with us and has visited Africa a few times.