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 Post subject: Where I belong - DB & Hawk in Kruger, Aug. '07
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:52 pm 
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I realise I have probably driven you all nuts with my excitement and babbling on and on about our up coming trip to Kruger :D

Anyway, at long last the time is here... we leave home very early on Saturday and drive via Jo'burg, where we will meet up with my eldest son and his girlfriend and drive onto Kruger on Sunday.

Brad is taking us to see the Lion King on Saturday.... what an intro to a holiday in the bushveld :dance:

Since joining this forum, I can never go to a SANPark without taking you all with me in thought and in a part of my heart. You guys make this forum so special and in sharing your joys and passions for nature and SANParks, make a trip just so much more.

I love Kruger... I go there to find peace. It just touches me deep down. Just to be there, in the veld, with the smells, the animals, the camps... you guys know what I am talking about.

It is a long time since we have been able to share a trip to Kruger with Brad. Another very special factor of this trip for us.

So, I am probably going to bombard the lot of you with sms's and reports, you'll regret ever giving me your cell numbers :D if you get a sms - you may post it here! BGS and Jay - I hope you gonna be busy with the bulk of them ;)

See you all in two weeks time!

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I am overwhelmed by all your well wishes and sms's and emails - gosh, thank you all!! You have not idea how special they all are!

I believe the roads in the EC we need to drive are closed due to snow :shock:

Ah well, Kruger here we come - snow or not!!!

See you all along the way and back here in two weeks time!

Again, thank you all for being so special!

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:16 pm 
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picture message received from DB.they entering at Phalaborwa gate.
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Sms received from DB @ 15:23

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We are here! Had a wonderful warm welcome from all at Phalaborwa gate. It is perfect here. Having a cold one and off into the park.


I'm so glad for them, i've send my greetings to them..


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and then at 15:42....

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Our first animals.....lions!


What a start!! :dance:


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Three male lion on buffalo kill just outside Mopani.

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More :roll: :mrgreen:
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Four cutest hyena pups next to road outside Mopani. Also seen ellies and giraffe today!

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A sms i received from DinktBird @ 12:14

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Hi! Enjoying a drink at Mopani. Having a wonderful time. Just so special to be in the park. Shimuweni is out of this world. Had some nice sightings so far. No cell at camp. Had a peek at Tsendze....to special.


I replied with: I'm happy you enjoy every minute! Have one on me too!! :wink:

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Cheers!


How i wish i was now there with them!!


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Another sms to make us :mrgreen:

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I had my most special sighting last evening. We were sitting it the bird hide in camp just before sunset. I was scanning the opposite bank with my fancy new binocs when suddenly the binocs had a little creature in view. A honey badger was tripping along towards the river. Oh my word! A creature on my wish list and my first ever sighting of one!


I am convinced this sighting was Amarula induced :twisted::twisted:

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Pardus, the following sms from DB @ 11:29

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Thanks! Tell her (pardus) we will give the hug for sure. We are having a wonderful time. Not falling over animals but seeing enough. Very cold early morning. Coldest I ever had in knp. But nice and warm by lunch time. Doing a morning walk tomorrow at 05:30 and it is still pitch dark then!


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Just in from DB @ 12:08....

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Ibm such a special morning walk today with camp manager Johan. Saw giraffe, zebra and impala. Also so many interesting small things about the bush. Drove across the Letaba on the weir. Stunning. Moving camps now via Letaba for lunch.


PS: impala :wink: :lol:


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just in from DB:

" @Tamboti. Saw leopard today. he was sleeping 7km north of Satara. Also a lion kill 5m from road side 11km from Orpen. 4 lion on giraffe. But mega stinky! Checked out both cams. No animals too close by though. Will send some pics of new cam tomorrow."

BIG sigh...... :lol:


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Elsa i've told DB about getting warmer. She just sms me @ 20:44....

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Hi! Glad to hear it will be warm tomorrow! We nearly froze our butts off on drive to morning walk. Never had such cold here before. Must say it is warmer tonight. Please post this and tell everyone a BIG hello from me. Missing all you special peeps. Can hear scops owls calling now and also jackal.


*sigh*


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late news from DB received yesterday evening @ 20:27.....

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Just back from a great sunset drive. Got another wish. Saw bush baby! And highlight was AWC! The guide who took up on the drive promised to wave at the new cam next week so warn the cammers to watch for Andre! Sleep tight everyone from paradise! Missing you all!


PS: Apology for posting it only now. Wow, bush baby and AWC :mrgreen:


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