Well biking to work isn’t all fun and games. Just check out this daily ride for some wildlife rangers at South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Everyday they take tourists on a cycling trip in the bush. Notice those shotguns. Our guide had only had to use his once, and in that case it was just a warning shot at a rather aggressive elephant. Thankfully we didn’t run head on to any scary wildlife while on bike. We got pretty darn close to some hippos, who thankfully stayed in the water, but otherwise the elephants stayed a good distance from us as did any cats!
Look closely at the left hand dirt track in the picture. The prints you see are of the white rhino (if we remember correctly). We saw several prints on our path, elephant and rhino. Our guides could point out each track, tell us about when the animal had moved through, and all sorts of other neat things. Sure, it could have been a story, but it was a good one!
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If you’ve followed this blog for a little while you know we loved traveling through South Africa (check out our guide to South Africa!). We spent nearly two months in southern Africa, from ocean to ocean and all the way down to Cape Point. We spent most of our time in South Africa’s National Parks (our tip: get the SAN Parks Wild Card!) We can’t wait to go back, hopefully we’ll find some late deals!