Our last three days in South Africa were spent completely disconnected from all online activity and living on a schedule that consisted of sleeping at 10pm and waking up at 5.30am. The safari’s schedule was a jeep ride out in mornings and evenings only, as we spent the hot midday back at the lodge as the animals hid in shade as well. We were extremely lucky to spot so many animals during these three days, despite missing out on two game drives thanks to our flight schedule; Scott had a field day listing all of them including the Big Five at Kruger National Park. Score! As for me, I was satisfied just having seen the Giraffe, my favourite mammal, in the wild. All the baby animals were a bonus. Double score! I found myself sorely lacking a telephoto lens for this trip, but so many animals ventured close to our vehicle that it mostly didn’t matter all that much… although I’d have liked to get a closer look at the ostriches and their hatchlings in the distance.