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 Post subject: Zebra's Kruger visit : October 2006
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:25 pm 
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Hello friends!

Please forgive English, I still learn. :wink:

Jumbo and me we visited Kruger on 12/10/06. We went in at Crocodile Bridge about 12:00h.
We start our visit at Kruger on H4-2. First we saw Kudu. After this we saw elephants, blue wildebeest and giraffe.
We also saw African Openbill (Openbilled Stork) on H4-2 at Gezantfombi. First time to see that bird in my life. :D

On the S130 we saw rhinos and we took a few minutes to look.
After that we saw giraffe and baby. The baby it was very small. We then saw my name Zebra I was very happy because a long time never see. :dance:
Also we saw a Martial eagle (juvenile)

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On H4-2 where the road gets to the river we saw the fish eagle that is always in the same tree.

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This time there was also another one on other side of the road. Jumbo she took some photos

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After that, we saw hippopotamus and more then hundred buffalos, we say that was surprise for us to see so many together. :shock:

We arrive at Lower Sabie about 4 pm
Our tent was number 20. We had very nice view of river

In the river we saw hippopotamus and they sang for us.

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We also saw a special bird in front of our tent. White-fronted bee-eater he was very happy for us. :D

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We saw special thing: a fisher eagle that caught fish, which was very wonderful. Jumbo also say it was first time to see that

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Jumbo she buys my champagne to celebrate my examination. She also buys me other bottle champagne that is special present for Zebra. :dance:

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The champagne was very nice and I was very happy to see bush again.
Jumbo she makes braai but she do alone because I was drinking champagne :lol:

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We went bed very early. In the night a hyena came on to the deck.
Jumbo and me was asleep. She got big fright, she speaks Afrikaans and she calls liefie put on the lamp. :shock: I wake up and say I am not liefie, I’m Zebra. :shock: :lol:

We wake up at 5 am and Jumbo she make coffee for us because I still had champagne in my head. We then start to laugh about Jumbo and her liefie. :lol:

We left the camp at five thirty and the first thing we saw was an African Spoonbill at Sunset Dam.

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Here we also saw Giant Kingfisher, hippopotamus and Crocodile.

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On H4-1 we saw two hyenas and warthog.

On the S-21 we saw again two rhinos as well as steenbok, Ground Hornbills and Kudu. Jumbo she takes photos of dwarf mongooses and a water monitor lizard.

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That time was time to baby animals
We saw a very small baby elephant and lots off baby giraffes. :littleangel:

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At Renosterkoppies we saw klipspringers. It was first time for me to see that animal 8)

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S26 we again saw rhino. On this road we also had special sighting of a group of bees in a tree.

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At Bume River we saw buffalos. On H4-2 we again saw rhinos.

We left Kruger at Crocodile Bridge. I hope to see Kruger again soon. I still want to see leopard :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Zebra's Kruger visit: 12 - 13 October
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:05 pm 
Zebra wrote:
We went bed very early. In the night a hyena came on to the deck.
Jumbo and me was asleep. She got big fright, she speaks Afrikaans and she calls liefie put on the lamp. :shock: I wake up and say I am not liefie, I’m Zebra. :shock: :lol:


I was very tempted to apply censorship on this piece, but with freedom of expression in mind, I suppose I will rather have to explain than change this carefully thought out report. :roll:
I definitely do not make a habit out of it call other ladies “liefie” {darling} in the middle of the night. That is normally reserved for my husband, and this is where the problem came in. :?

Firstly, my bed was right next to the side of the tent that is against the deck. So in the middle of the night I wake up with this huge racket that sounded like it was inside the tent, right next to my bed. All that was in my mind was that it was a massive snake that came to get me! :shock: Too scared to put my hand out to look for the light switch, I called out for my husband (liefie) to switch on the light and I did that in Afrikaans No, response :roll: ….ok, shout louder with more emphasise on the “liefie” part. :twisted: Eventually I get this little voice out of the darkness proclaiming in Portuguese…”Não liefie, isto Zebra” {Not liefie, this is Zebra}..…OEPS!! :shock: :shock:
OK, so liefie Zebra puts on the light and we start to search the whole of the tent…underneath the beds, everywhere….nothing. Ok so now I feel even more stupid! :redface:

Luckly, a few minutes after we switched off the light again, the creature return and being more awake now we realized it was on the deck. I could not see what it was…was on and of the deck quite fast. I however presume it was a hyena because it sounded quite big and it took the big rubbish bag with it. The next morning all the dustbins at the back of our unit was also raided.


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