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The camp is from Sunday afternoon to Wednesday morning......

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Enjoy your bush camping. Will hear how it all went next week. Who is going to chase ellies in your absence?


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Have a wonderful time EJ. :mrgreen:

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Enjoy the Bush Camp Ecojunkie! :dance: :dance:

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Should have more to report next week, but only after Wednesday when I get back from Sand River Bush Camp......will be doing my first camp as second guide. Looking forward to it so much! Going to Skukuza tomorrow morning to invigilate for FGASA exams and then through to the bush camp - think I will be alone there tomorrow evening - wonderful way to get into the right mind-set!!!!


What a wonderful week to look forward to, and for us to hear about it, EJ. :clap:

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Hi EJ,

:clap: Congratulations on your first camp. Wishing you well and hope you have an exciting time.


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It was a good camp with a friendly group of guests. I had lions on my way to Skukuza on Saturday morning.....typical......wonderful sighting with the lions on the road, lying down but also cleaning themselves and moving about a bit......and I had to get past to get to the exam room and so had to resist getting the camera out. If I had done so it would have seriously weakened my efforts to get past. I flashed lights, displayed my kudu decals......and had OSVs move to let me past. Other vehicles then tried to move in from behind, but were stopped by other guests......so I got through after about 10min delay.

Sightings during camp were good.....2 leopards, ellies (some on the walks), rhinos, kudus, giraffes, nyalas, bushbuck, duiker, lots of birds (one of the guests was a serious birder and helps arrange the weekends). Nothing dangerous at any point....unless you count the invasion of orb-web spiders! They were everywhere and we had to duck around webs constantly. Heard hippos and lions a lot from camp too.

We had quite a bit of rain the first night, so only started walking late which meant it was really hot and quite hard going by the time we finished. The second morning was better as we could start earlier, and today we did a shorter walk from camp itself.

I am sure I was born to do this.....!

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ecojunkie wrote:
I am sure I was born to do this.....!


:D :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :D


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EJ. 8) Sounds like loads of fun with lots of wonderful sightings. :mrgreen: :clap: :clap:

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what a beautiful experience you did and enjoy with magnificent sightings :dance:

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Glad you have enjoyed the camp Ecojunkie! You had quite a lot of wonderful sightings! :dance: :dance:

I can just imagine "dodging" those spider webs! :shock:

I agree, you must have been born to do this! :thumbs_up:

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The down-side is the mountain of office work now I am back! Only left the office well after 6pm tonight. Have a lot to do tomorrow.....bind the manuals, then prepare and print out and staple handouts for 2 days' worth of lectures, plus prepare one myself - have the basics but a lot needs updating.

But then.....I will have 4 nights at Letaba, including a day trip to Punda for a meeting, and some bush-bashing to look forward to!

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EJ. You were indeed born to do this. Sounds all very exciting. Enjoy your next bit of bush life! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Glad everything went well as first guide! We awaits our joungest to turn older, then we also want to go on the Sand River Bush Camp experience.

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