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We stayed in Port Elizabeth for two nights so that we could have a full day to visit Addo Elphant Natinal Park, a 40 minute drive from our guesthouse.
The deal was that Lori would do the research/planning for most of our time in South Africa and I would take care of Mozambique (and probably the rest…we haven’t gotten that far yet). Honestly, I didn’t know anything about the Park (except for the fact that we might see an elephant or two…). Lori seemed to think the visit might take all day. I thought that was an extreme overestimation…how wrong I was!
Addo is often skipped by many visitors for much better known Kruger National Park along the border of Mozambique. We wern’t planning on visiting Kruger, as the general consensus had been that if you’re headed to the Serengeti (in Tanzania) or Masai Mara (in Kenya), which at this point we are planning on doing, Kruger can easily be foregone. But Addo, on the other hand, was right n our way, you can drive the entire park in your own vehicle (which we had), and Lori was eager to try and catch a glimpse of at least one of the Big Five. So we made a day trip of it, and it was one of the best travel decisions we’ve ever made.