Kruger National Park - Day 1 - Wildlife

People are not allowed to live anywhere outside the official lodges and camps in the Kruger.
Visitors are encouraged not to leave their cars .. because they could be eaten .. and more importantly, so that the wildlife doesn't associate cars with humans or as danger to themselves.
It works, these Gazelle were completely unafraid when we stopped to take their pictures.

Our first VERY tall Giraffe

We were so lucky to have this fleeting glance of a Leopard

These beautiful Glossy Starlings (
Lamprotornis chalybaeus ) ...

... were local residents at this rest stop / picnic site.