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 Post subject: If it is spring time it must be Kruger - September 2007
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:09 pm 
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We are just about ready for Kruger again. :D

We leave on the 29th August starting at Malalelane, making our way up to Punda Maria via Satara, Olifants and Shingwedzi and then right down to Crocodile Bridge with stops at Letaba and Skukuza.

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Honey badger
Roan
Pels Fishing owl
Narina Trogan

Got that feeling and cannot wait


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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:32 pm 
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Thanks everybody for the good wishes.

Arks I have PMed DB. It would be great to meet up. Hope you have a wonderful time too. I have PMed you too.

MM hope my luck holds on the kitties

BB, I am in the zone but my SO is grumpy as he still has to go to work tomorrow.

Two more sleeps BGS :dance: :dance:


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And the first sms report is in! Always nice to know when forumites have arrived safely, and then on top of that....

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Having a great time! Big 5 done and dusted.

Regards, Sharifa.

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And early this evening:

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1 hour with leopard on S25.


8) 8)

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Sent a message to Sharifa to just check that 'Kruger was treating you well?'

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Very well thanks. Leopard again. Lovely ellie herd on S100.

Getting ready for night drive. Warm regards.

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Sms just received fro m Sharifa:

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AWC on nightdrive. Very quiet this am on S100 and S90. Lions at Ngotso.


8)

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Sharifa wrote:
Brilliant morning walk. Got very close to hyenas feeding on impala. Pure magic.

Lions near Timbavati Picnic site Lion stalk at Grivana. Magic day.


OH, wow, sure does sound like a magic day!
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This sms arrived last evening from Sharifa:

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One of those KNP days when things just happen for you. About 200 ellies. Some good interaction between ellies, kudu and giraffe. Another LIT.


And now this morning 8)

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I feel overwhelmed and humbled as I've just seen Hlanganini.

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Can a trip get any better!

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Having amazing luck. Lion pride on road with cubs. Tssesebe by Babalala.

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Right this is next :D

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Had a lovely day at Pafuri. Wonderful herd of eland. Sadly no roan.

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Right this is next :D

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Had a lovely day at Pafuri. Wonderful herd of eland. Sadly no roan.


Good grief! Tha angel wants it all!

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LOL @ BB - well now she has had a special sighting of a YR!!

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Met Prings last night. Very slow this morning.

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Sharifa is on her way home today (travel safe!)

Yesterday she sms'd to say that she did not get to see Duke - they did try find him - but she had a lovely python sighting.

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Thank you DB for taking my SMS's and keeping the thread going.

Had a wonderful trip and will tell you all about it shortly.


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We have found Spring to be the best time to visit Kruger. The park is not lush and green as in Summer and the migratory birds are only starting to return, but the animals are congregated around the waterholes. There is also a good chance of seeing predator/prey interactions.

It also is not unbearably hot (although it did get up to the low forties on some of the days we were there) and the bush is not overgrown, giving you good visibility.

This year we decided to cover as much of the park as we could (we did a total of 3100km in the park) and stayed in some of the camps we have not visited in over 5 years.

We got to see some unusual animal behaviour and saw some of the rarer animals. Spent an hour with Prings and SO at Letaba and unfortunately did not get to meet with Arks.

The overriding feature is one of dryness and both the flora and fauna wait expectantly for that first heavy downpour


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