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Kruger National Park was a little bit different from the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

How?

The part of Sabi Sands that I went to, the land was privately owned. And you couldn’t go into anyone else’s private lands. If you happened to see an animal on someone else’s land, the furthest you could go was to the edge of your land.

Kruger National Park, was that- a national park. With paved roads and lots of cars. You didn’t have to be part of a tour, and could take your own car in. Therefore, it was a lot more crowded (car-wise). Although there are paved roads, you are in the animals homes. They eat what the hunt, and get hunted and eaten.

Kruger and Sabi Sands are right next to each other. There is no barrier restricting the animals to go from one part to the other. So at different times of the year, the animals can be anywhere.

During this trip I went to at the end of October -in Sabi Sands I mostly saw – Zebras, Rhino’s, Wildebeests, Water buffalo, and 1 stray elephant- just to name a few. At Kruger- I mostly saw – Giraffes, Elephants, Hippos, and Lions (again just to name a few).

I’m glad I was able to do game drives at both because it was a different experience and different animals!

Anyways, time for some pictures!

 

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safari-day-3-kruger-1275PINIMAGECan anyone else see the Cheetah? Our guide told us where it was, and it took me a really long time and a good zoom into my camera to see it!

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The next post will be more scenic – the Panoramic Route from Sabi Sands / Kruger back to the Johannesburg Airport.

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Chrissy Kim

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A few months ago, I was able to take a trip to South Africa.

Going on a safari has always been on my bucket list. And when the opportunity to go came, I took it!

After getting a great deal on airfare, it was time to look for Safari options.

After researching and receiving a few recommendations I decided to go with Tydon Safari Camp.

Not only was Tydon very well priced, but they also pick you up and drop you off at the Johannesburg Airport, or from a hotel in Johannesburg depending on when you arrive (which not a lot of camps offered. And it was a 5 hour drive to the game reserve).

From the moment you arrive at the camp, you don’t have to worry about anything. They feed you all 3 meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have light snacks. You go on 2 game drives a day – morning and afternoon/evening.

I had originally wanted to do the 3 day / 2 night camp but they were only offering the 4 day /3 night camp during the dates that I was there. And I am glad to have gotten that extra day! Because you are on a game reserve, the animals you can see could be anywhere, so you aren’t guaranteed to see all the different types of animals! Had I had not gotten that extra day, I wouldn’t have been able to see as many different animals that I did!

 

Tydon isn’t a Hotel, but you’re on the game reserve. It’s glamping (glamorous camping). So your sleeping accommodations are in a tent. Private bathroom – toilet, sink and shower – all running water – on the backside of the tent. . There was an AC unit and working lights. They have 2 camps – Safari camp and Bush camp. The Safari camp is just outside of the reserve, which has a common room, and a pool and  7 tents. The bush camp is in the reserve, and is more intimate- has 4 tents, and a common area where you eat. Both are priced the same, it just depends on which type of experience you want.

Anyways, time for some photos.

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I unfortunately didn’t take a photo of the common area, but you kind of get the picture. One with nature.

After arriving on the camp, we were able to rest and then we went on our first game drive.The guides are very knowledgeable, and can answer most questions you ask about the animals. And will give you tons of information on the animals as well! It was definitely a learning experience!

The photos in this post are from the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

The first animals that we saw were Rhinos! It was pretty exciting to see one of the Big 5 as the first animal!

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Photos are in the order that they were taken! So the same type of animals aren’t posted one after the other, but based on the time they were seen! (I’ll stop typing now so you can just enjoy the photos)

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The next post will be from the Kruger Game Reserve!

 

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Chrissy Kim

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The Wang’s have finally taken some family portraits!

We headed over to Upstate New York (about an hour and a half away from the city). We were originally going to go to an apple orchard to do some apple picking, but decided to hit up Storm King Art Center instead.

It’s a pretty cool place, and you should definitely check it out if you’re ever in the area! There’s lots of large art installations (non of them pictured though).

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‘Til next time!

 

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Chrissy Kim

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One of the things I love about New York City is that there are great places to take photos! You can walk a few blocks and have completely different scenery!

Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park has a lot to offer in terms of scenery.  So of course it’s only natural to do some family photos there!

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I can’t wait to take some more family photos around the neighborhood!

 

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Chrissy Kim

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Whenever people who haven’t been to Cobble Hill come for the first time, almost always, they tell me that there are so many families and young children!

And that’s what I love about the neighborhood! Even though you’re in New York City, it has a residential feel!

With that being said – Of course I have been shooting some family portraits around the neighborhood!

And as you know, my style is more photojournalistic- in that I don’t like to have people sit and pose for the camera. But rather interact with one another- making smiles and laughs genuine!

Here are some photos that I was able to take this past weekend!

Enjoy!
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Chrissy Kim

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