Wild Wings Safaris guests were treated to some wonderful springtime wildlife sightings in September this year. From a dismissive honey badger to a lion cub tempting his younger sibling back into the safety of the long grass, South Africa's Kruger National Park did not disappoint.
We spotted loads of different types of game gathering at waterholes, were presented with the impressive sight of the famous leopard known as the Lubye-Lubye male, enjoyed spectacular sunsets and saw our fair share of new life, from baby baboons and hyena cubs to elephant calves. Scroll down to see some of our top Kruger safari moments from September 2021.
We regularly post updates of our Kruger safari sightings and share footage of our favourite wildlife sightings on our Facebook page. You'll find more images and videos of our September 2021 safari sightings there.
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Dianne Kokkonidis was born in Johannesburg, grew up in the Transkei and spent years exploring Europe. She returned to South Africa to live on a farm in the Outeniqua Mountains when the call of Africa got too loud to ignore. She comes from a family of storytellers, so it's no surprise she's now found her way into writing about one of the oldest stories known to mankind - the lure of Africa.