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Timbo goes north then south in KNP : Aug 2007

Unread postby timbo » Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:36 pm

Ok ok it isn't my first trip to Knp but there are some firsts for me. Like:
Going to mapungubwe.
Going that far north.

So hopefully i'll be able to pulll off a good trip.

Trip starts on the 20th of this month.

Only 7 days left i think.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:02 pm

Timbo has arrived safely and is going off for a swim! He saw

buffalo, wildebeest, blesbok, vervets and baboons

:dance:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:38 pm

Easy to change a musketeers mind for them Candy's Style ;)
If you get any sms's from timbo - please post them see!

This evening's sms from timbo:
This reserve is pretty awesome. Bad signal though.

Sightings - general game and elephant and eland.


and another one hot on the heels of the first one:

Red Hatebeest now.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:41 pm

A sms timbo sent that arrived early this morn said:

Just saw some gemsbok and kudu.

I am not sure if he sent that last night though.

He has also sent a pic I will post from home this evening 8)

And now I have just received an sms to say he is at Pafuri and seen roan! :dance:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:06 pm

Timbo has just sent two more sms's!!

Having lunch at Punda Maria - really hot.

Sable. he he. Outside Punda Maria.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:23 pm

timbo wrote:At Shingwedzi. Enjoying myself.

Sightings, the usual plus elephant, sable adn road, but saw no wildebeest.


:D Glad he is having fun!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:48 pm

The pic timbo sent this morning:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:23 am

Lucky timbo :dance:

Sms received bright and early this morning:

Leopard..... just outside Shing!


How cool! Enjoy your day. You sure had a good start!
Yeah I know. Lion.
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Unread postby Candy's Style » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:57 pm

Seems like Timbo is having a great time!! Well I think anyone would if they were there instead of stuck in the concrete jungle :?

Timothy 15:34

Hey out the park headig to swadini to have a swim... sightings. general stuff, leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant, tsessebe and finally wildebeest


4 of the big 5... All he needs now is the rhinos :D Oh and don't forget the elusive eleven... :wink:
PS: the picture he sent is of his brother...
In Kruger :P

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:04 pm

Sms just in from timbo:

Just gone out of Croc Bridge.

Sightings: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, Southern Reedbuck and buffalo, but it was already dead. Oh, and hyena.


I have also received a pic, I will post shortly!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:54 pm

Timbo says - spot the ellie!

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:57 am

Yesterday Timbo said: Just a morning in Kruger basically!

And he sent this pic....
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:41 pm

Some pics received from timbo a short while ago:

Duke :dance:
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Leopard in a tree:
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Quiet a turn around from his sms a bit earlier on:

So far nothing much except Rhino and Leopard. Keep missing Lion and Cheetah by just.
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Unread postby timbo » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:37 pm

Heres the first of many instalments. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Timbo Trip North then South.

Day 1. 20th August 2007

Today was the day I had been waiting for, for so long. I had been counting down the days from the like 55, so you must know it was a big day. Woke up at 4h00 and guess where I was at 4h30, on the forum saying goodbye again. We packed and we were off. Arrived at Bela Bela at 6 something, to have some breakfast, at the wimpy. We were off again by 7h00. Then the exciting bit happened, we started going past game fences after game fence. I peered in to each of these game fences with excitement, I think you could only feel if you were representing your country in something. Saw quiet a bit. We went through Davids kloof and that other kloof. Forget its name. We arrived at Tshipise by lunch. Tshipise is a must visit. It is stunning, with its flowers everywhere and its birdlife, the little bokkies we saw running down the fence and the monkeys which can be a nuisance. Saw lots of different birds and relaxed the rest of the afternoon.

Sightings of the day.

Buffalo
Blesbok
Wildebeast
Baboon
Vervets
Duikers.

Ps. I will provide a link to the photos and video, when I have finally gone through it.
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Unread postby pardus » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:14 pm

You are being a typical mousie hey? Waiting for all of us :angel: to start nagging you? I am seriously worrried about the influence of this Forum on such a pure, young mind... :twisted:


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