Road tripping – Travel & Things with David Batzofin

Road tripping…An overview of my Kruger trip to Imbali, Hoyo Hoyo and Hamiltons.

Waking up to a view like this and being excited about what lies ahead. This is why I am so passionate about bush time and the experiences that accompany the trips. Day break…the cloud cover obscuring the usual inspirational African sunrise. The beginning of a spectacular four day trip that my wife and I spent at three camps in the Mluwati Concession in Kruger Park. This is my overview of the lodges. Individual postings of each lodge experience and the various game drive sightings will be published shortly.

And finally, Hamiltons Tented Camp
Named in honour of one of the founding rangers of the Kruger park.
This is where, in 2007 my wife and I had our honeymoon. We ended this trip by returning to enjoy our 11th wedding anniversary  here.

And last but by no means least…
Our final night was going to be spent at this iconic tented camp. Eleven years ago my new bride and I walked up these stairs together. And on the exact same date, 11 years later, we once again find ourselves climbing these stairs, to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary.

There is so much to absorb when it comes to the decor, much of which we remembered from our visit in 2007.

The accommodation is accessed via raised wooden walkways. The vegetation as become more dense in the intervening years, almost hiding the tents entirely.

Again the bed and linen lived up to the standards that Imbali and Hoyo Hoyo had set.

Much like the waterholes at the other two camps, the one at Hamiltons produced its fair share of exciting game viewing.

A pair of Waterbuck enjoying a leisurely drink, as they had the water to themselves.

But that was soon to change, with the arrival of this lone bull elephant.

He not only wanted a drink, but claimed the spot for a mud bath as well.

A perfect sunset to end of a wonderful experience.

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