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 Post subject: Kruger, 2004, 2005 and 2006!
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:46 am 
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This is a bit belated but eventually figuring out on how to post pictures.Thought I'd share these special moments with you guys:)

The following from our trip in July 2005.A warm welcome from this young bull, sizing up the landrover...
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Staying in Satara ( our favourite restcamp ) we eagerly drove the S100 the first morning, finding these 2 lazy cats.

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Some general game from the Satara area.

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We saw quite a few Steenbok resting in burnt patches. This particular ram had deformed horns.

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Large pride of lion on the Timbavati road.

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S100...watch these two testing each other for almost half an hour.

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Quite an impressive set of horns.

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On two different occasions at lion sightings, we experienced people playing sound recordings of lions roaring. The picture below, while viewing 4 young males quite close to the road some idiot played roaring sounds & they scattered, spoiling a brilliant sighting for the rest of us.

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Short & sweet. I'll be posting more images from previous trips. Old but I think you'll enjoy the images :D


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 Post subject: Kruger July 2006
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:05 pm 
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3 weeks of Kruger bliss ( Skukuza, Satara & Shingwedzi )...an amazing trip, beautiful sightings. Kruger sure is heaven! :D

Enjoy the images...

Entering the park early morning, we were greeted by this young male strolling down the road :dance: , roaring occasionally. Assuming that he was ousted by the a dominant male recently, as while watching him we saw a massive male cross the road a few hundred metres down the road. The roaring of the young male was almost as if trying to annoy the boss, occasionally looking back to see if he was being followed.

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Some general game.

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Ground Hornbill. Image

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We found this little guy on the S100 in the mid-day heat, completely alone with no sign of any other lion around. He appeared very nervous, obviously scared & looking for his family. We were quite worried about little Simba & still hope he found his family.

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Later that same afternoon we saw these two brothers, one seemed to be injured, limping & not able to walk for long distances. His brother stayed by his side & rested next to him every time he layed down.

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Late afternoon on the S100. Veld fires ( hopefully controlled ) made for a beautiful sunset.

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Our first & unfortunately only leopard sighting of the trip but still breathtaking, even though it was quite far. We stopped on the high level bridge between Satara & Olifants where we were told a leopard had been spotted in the river bed. After a few minutes he jumped into this huge tree ( everybody on the bridge gasping of course )& lay there for a few minutes. He soon noticed a troop of baboons nearing him, taking to the ground & swiftly stalking after which he disappeared, us only hearing the baboons screetching, great sighting!

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After the exciting leopard sighting we found this lady on the way back to camp...

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It certainly was a good day :dance:

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We saw this (emerging?) tusker just outside Letaba's gates. Anyone know if he has been named?

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A few days later this guy close to Shingwedzi ( again, does anyone know if he has been named? )

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Another adrenalin rush! Sitting at a waterhole between Shingwedzi & Babalala we watched a few lionesses stalk the zebra. The zebra were oblivious at first but soon smelt something was wrong & bolted. You can see one lioness to the right of the dam wall in the picture.

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Levubu river near Pafuri.

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Lion kill on the red Rocks loop.

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Shingwedzi low water bridge, this guy chose to cross the river the easy way...

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Our absolute favourite experience were the elephant on the Kanniedood dam road. Herds & herds of them, some quite temperemental but so special. We were entertained for hours....we loved every second.

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You can clearly see these guys are having loads & loads of fun...

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Our last lion sighting as leaving the park, between Satara & Tshokwane.

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Hope you enjoyed, another old trip report to follow....


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 Post subject: Kruger, 2004, 2005 and 2006!
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:41 pm 
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Another old report, had to share the pics with you guys :D

An amazing 4 weeks, travelling the complete park from south to north...HEAVEN!

Mid summer in Kruger & the park is bustling with youngsters...

Crocodile Bridge.

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We found these two lovers close to Crocodile Bridge, causing a major traffic jam.

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Times of plenty, lush vegetation.

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We found the same lioness with a different male in the exact same location the next day. This old guy seemed a bit battered but still in great condition.

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Late afternoon we found this impala ram, very nervous & cautious...we knew something was up....

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The reason was these 9 guys, as we found out around the next turn...wow! :dance: We spent a magical 45 minutes with them...an incredible experience. I must have shot close to 100 images of them.

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Lower-Sabie, Sunset Dam.

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A new day.

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Nwatimhiri road, early morning, 3 handsome brothers.

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Skukuza.
Early morning photographing marabou storks at the low water bridge, beautiful light.

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Suddenly we are surprized by this pack on the opposite side of the bridge...we couldn't believe our luck. Watched them chase the marabou off & followed them for a few kilometres along the road towards Tshokwane. They were quite inquisitive & we witnessed quite interesting behaviour i.e. standing on back legs to see over the tall grass next to roads & inspecting a dead nightjar ( presumably killed by a vehicle during the night ) but not eating it. An amazing experience once again.

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We left the dogs after about an hour due to the huge pile up of cars behind the pack & stumbled upon this beauty a kilometre further, walking into the direction of the wild dogs.

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We quickly turned around hoping to see some interaction between the lion & dogs but the king soon walked off into the bush & we found the dogs resting up as the temperature rose quickly.

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Satara.

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Timbavati road on a rainy morning.

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Love is in the air...

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Shingwedzi

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A magical month in the most beautiful place on earth. And over a 1000 photo's to brag with :D


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