Another Visit to Kruger National Park

In September (yeah, I’m a little behind on the blogging…), I had another set of visitors–my great aunt Louise, my uncle Joe and his wife Laurie, and their eight year old daughter Mia. Much fun was had by all.

Their primary reason for being on the continent was to visit Joe’s Kenyan host family from his time in Nairobi back in 1980 (more on that in a few weeks), but they swung through SA to see Cape Town, Soweto, and their favorite Peace Corps Volunteer.

They stayed with me where I live, which was super awesome of them. But we still made sure to enjoy some of the many things to see and do here. And at the top of that list, as always, is Kruger National Park.

BUT…

It’s funny visiting Kruger now. Half of the animals are found in my backyard:

I hate monkeys now, I really do. They’re like raccoons. Sure, they’re cute. But they’re pests and they’ll totally mess you up despite how adorable they are. The monkeys are always going through trash around where I stay, which would be bad enough. But they also steal food right out of people’s hands, cause people to cut down fruit trees to keep monkeys away, and one day even came into my office (while I was there) and fearlessly stole my lunch. They aren’t cute anymore–they’re a herpes vector. For real.

More than just animals:

We also spotted a Leopard! (Well, rather, a group of cars stopped by a Leopard)…

BUT…

AND…