After a night in a luxurious lodge and a quick coffee we headed off before dawn to reach the secured reserve – where we soon came face to face with our first pair of rhinos. Warmed by the first rays of the sun, the awakening landscape and wildlife revealed the Karoo National Park in all its golden glory.
Our friendly guides took us to several sections of the 7,500 hectare reserve and were extremely proud of the park’s new hippo offspring. Assaulted by a wealth of new impressions, the safari triggered a riot of emotions, dominated by joy and awe – and the urge to snap some great pictures. Here, nature lent a generous helping hand since most of the park’s animals frequent the different watering holes in the morning.