The Wait is Over
We couldn’t believe the day had finally arrived! After months of counting down the days to our fourth trip to Addo, the day was here at last.
We set off with packed bags and camera batteries fully charged and made our way to Wilderness which was to be our first stop. We checked into a Bed and Breakfast which had a view over the lagoon and then went to quench our thirst and could already feel the stress of the city evaporating. Wilderness is one of the gems of the Garden Route and we enjoyed the short stay before continuing our trip to Addo Elephant National Park.
Before even reaching the entrance of the Park on our first day, we were greeted by a Lanner Falcon and as keen birders felt this was a welcome back to nature! We eagerly completed the forms and while making a bet on what the first sighting would be, entered the park in search of the first gravel road. NO, it wasn’t an Elephant! Instead, it was one of my wife’s favourite animals, the Warthog. It wasn’t long before I spotted a Cape Glossy Starling and excitedly grabbed my Canon 400mm lens before firing off a burst of frames.