You Want Animals…

January 31, 2009

Today we visited Tala Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. It is a small (7,000 acre) private game reserve about twenty minutes from Pietermaritzburg. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in accessibility to animals much to the liking of kids and parents alike.

We went in an open Range Rover with an outstanding guide/tracker (named Jaco) informing us with stories and details about the animals and the terrain that we crossed. In no particular order we saw: giraffes, hippos, elands, wildebeasts, impalas, blesbok, reedbuck, ostriches, warthogs, kudus, weaver and southern red bishop birds, and zebras. See for yourself (warning…fairly large file):

Despite seeing a variety of wildlife, we have not actually seen any of The Big Five, thus giving us another reason to visit a larger game park later in our visit.


4 Responses to “You Want Animals…”

  1. Angie Says:

    So cool to see your world across the world. 🙂 I keep praying for y’all.

  2. Jennifer Wright Says:

    Awesome pictures. I want to show the kids the video when they wake up in the morning. Blessings, The Wrights

  3. Anne Says:

    Beautiful! I just cannot fathom what it must be like to really be there. The photographs are amazing.

  4. Kylie Says:

    Wow! The girls and I just watched the pictures. It’s hard to fathom that you could see those without the zoo bars and barricades. They look beautiful. Thanks too for the names of the animals, we can use them in our South African unit for school that we’re starting next week.
    Love you all!

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