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 Post subject: Katmal's trip to HOME - 1 - 3 September L/Sabie
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:18 am 
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Hi all forumites

Itching to go! Only a few days left and of to my second home it will be! Can't wait especially since this time of year have always been very good to me in terms of quality sightings (hold thumbs it will be the same this year) and quantity sightings around the waterholes and rivers as well. Look out for my sms report - Mark will be doing it. Anyone been to the L/Sabie area recently that can tell me about the fires north on the Tshokwane road? Apparently 4 ellies and 7 white rhino had to be shot because of it (according to Dirk). Hopefully it won't be that bad, although only looking forward to getting some well earned rest!

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:48 pm 
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Just Received sms from Katmal:
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Just entered the Park through Paul Kruger Gate!
What a sight drving over the Sabie, with Warthogs grazing next to the statue! Im Home!


Wish I was in KNP :mrgreen:


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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:18 pm 
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Katmal will be staying at:
1 September - Lower Sabie
2 September - Lower Sabie
3 September - Lower Sabie
4 September - Leaving the Park :cry:


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Just received sms from Katmal:
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Great start to the trip, saw big pride of Lion, about 60 Ellies, Buffalo & general game on Sabie River! Quick Leopard sighting but not the whole party saw it! Others entered through Malelane & already have completed Big5 with White Rhino! Further Updates later!


He's so lucky 4 of the Big5 in one afternoon :shock: :mrgreen:
White Rhino will come tomorrow.


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Just Received an sms from Katmal:
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This is what Kruger is all about- a quiet drive along the Sabie late afternoon with an awesome sunset. Elephant, Buf, Bushbuck, Baboons entertaining us and sunset dam cooking with all sorts!


Glad he is enjoying himself.


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Just Received sms from Katmal:
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Day started early with Lions roaring outside camp & we found 3 magnificent males on the road towards Skukuza. Game spending plenty of time along river now. Plenty of Ellies & Buffalo. Great sightings of Ground Hornbill, Fish Eagle & Giant Eagle Owl! Operation Duke later!


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Received a sms late last night from Katmal:
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Things were very busy on the S28 this afternoon! Rhino, Buf, Ellies & all other general game plus Hyaena late afternoon!
Forumite meeting with TXDrifter & DB was great!


Im so happy that he found the Big5 now & he enjoyed the mini-meet :wink:


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Received a sms from Katmal this morning:
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Update for morning drive towards Croc Bridge. White Rhino, Buffalo, Hyaena, General Game & 2 Leopards up a tree having a look at a huge traffic jam!

He's so Lucky :mrgreen: 2ND Leopard Sighting for the Trip :!:


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Received an sms from Katmal this Afternoon:
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About to leave the park at Orpen! Had such an awesome drive after leaving rest of party at Croc Bridge! Saw Rhino, big herd of Buffalo & Leopard on H4-2. Lion staliking herd of Buffalo & being chased away on H10. Saw more Lion on bridge over Sweni River & Rhino 200m further! Ended trip with 40 Ellies swimming in Nsemani Dam! Amazing!

Wow 3 Leopard Sightings in 3 Days :shock:
Lion & Buffalo battle must of been Exciting :!:
Sad that, he's going :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


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Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:46 am 
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Morning all forumites

Phew what a long day it was yesterday! Only arrived back home round about 7pm! But am still a bit flabbergasted at the drive up from Croc Bridge yesterday! Kruger really opened its heart yesterday to me and the game viewing is what I expected for this time of year and even BETTER! Will try and write a report as soon as possible, still recovering at work now! Thanks for all the good wishes and postreplys! Looks like DB is also having some good luck

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