Postcards from Kruger: Hippos

We recently visited the Kruger National Park in the north eastern region of South Africa. In the coming weeks I am going to be sharing photographs and stories of our travels there.

We saw a lot of hippos in Kruger – solitary ones, small family groups, as well as very large groups in the bigger rivers. Almost every pool of water seemed to have at least one hippo in it.

Hippo at Biyamiti River Weir, Kruger National Park, August 2016 ©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

Hippo at Biyamiti River Weir, Kruger National Park ©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

Hippos at Letaba River, Kruger National Park. ©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

Hippos at Letaba River, Kruger National Park. ©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

Hippo mother and calf, Letaba River, Kruger National Park. ©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

Hippo mother and calf, Letaba River, Kruger National Park. ©LB/notesfromafrica.wordpress.com

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Author:lisa@notesfromafrica

I live on the Southern coast of South Africa, and write about the things that interest, amuse or inspire me. You can find me at https://notesfromafrica.wordpress.com and http://southerncape.wordpress.com (my photoblog)

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6 Comments on “Postcards from Kruger: Hippos”

  1. September 13, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    AHHHH Back in the saddle! Glad to see the pics. I used to call a guy I worked with “Dungslinger”- after the hippo habit of spraying dung around their water hole with their tails to mark it as their spot. He sort of did the same thing with his projects. I`m more mature now and would never assign such nicknames.

    • September 13, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

      Hi Emily! Nice to get a comment from an “old” subscriber. Of course you’re more mature now as well! 😉

      I hope I’m back in the saddle again . . . I’m about to embark on something totally insane (for me) so I better be. More about that later . . .

  2. Eha
    September 14, 2016 at 5:08 am #

    Wonderful photos; that first one is priceless . . . Am also thrilled to see yours back in the box: it is thrilling to know it was actually you or your darling husband taking the photo!! *huge smile* Can’t wait for that ‘totally insane’ announcement . . .

    • September 14, 2016 at 8:39 am #

      Yes, I took the photos. We were driving along a weir wall when we saw bubbles coming up through the water and the hippo’s head popped up. It was very close to us – the water next to the wall was deep enough to “hide” the hippo initially.

      I’ll tell you about my “totally insane” idea soon.:)

  3. September 22, 2016 at 8:42 am #

    It is wonderful that you are writing and blogging again, Lisa! Welcome back, you have been missed!

    • September 23, 2016 at 7:07 am #

      Thank you Reggie! 🙂 I have so many photos and stories to share. The “October Dash” is an attempt to catch up on the last year of not posting.

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