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 Post subject: Laid back Letaba
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:26 pm 
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After some TR reading on friday I could not resist to grab our photos form April's trip to Letaba for a new TR.

I decided to express the trip mostly with photos as I won't be able to get on here daily to share all the aventure and extensive detail. We needed the magic of Northern Kruger to recharge us as our trip to Shingwedzi in Feb was absolutely bliss, definitely my new favourite camp in Kruger

It was me, my lovely SO and my mom - three Kruger lovers ready to take in the sounds, smells and sightings of beloved Kruger

Hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoy reading the TR's :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Laid back Letaba
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Here we go........

27 April-Day 1

Waterbuck
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Secretary bird near Ngotso
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We were in search of some tuskers , but any ellie sighting is special
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Handsome marabou stork
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"Tree hugger" inside camp
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Driving through the gates at Letaba is really special, especially if you love family and creating memories, after driving from Pretoria we finally arrived and found a great camping spot with more than enough shade, and plenty of like-minded campers already settled in.....magic!!


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 Post subject: Re: Laid back Letaba
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28 April - Day 2

Apart from some wind through the first part of the night the sounds of Kruger at night always fascinated me, for the first time in many years we heard some lions roar around camp, no it was not the neighbour snorrrrring this time but a Kruger male greeting us.....that is some good medicine for the soul right there

We were out the gates early with the rusks and coffee along the S46 with the sun rising to our left over the Letaba river

The resident brown-hooded kingfisher
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Hyena approaching us from Olifants
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Lone dugga boy in the riverbed
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Baboon male
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Runting season in full swing
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SO's favourite
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The dentist's pose
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This little guy caused some traffic disruptions
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We found this beauty on our way to Matambeni hide
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Great opportunities to photograph the rsident fish eagle at the dam wall on the way to the Longwe lookout
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Hamerkop
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Don't look at these guys too long, they make you feel like you owe them alot :lol:
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What would Kruger camps be without these guys around?
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Although the camp was packed, traffic was a breeze and we had a great day in beloved Kruger

More to come soon


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 Post subject: Re: Laid back Letaba
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Great photos and love the light on some of those baboon shots! My fav is the first waterbuck photo though! Looks like Letaba was good to you!

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 Post subject: Re: Laid back Letaba
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OH Wow, those are seriously beautiful pictures.

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I do hope that there will be a lot more coming up.

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So glad you decided to do a TR :thumbs_up:

Such awesome :cam: you have...they are all super special!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing ...looking forward to more :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Laid back Letaba
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Beautiful photos. This TR is going to be a treat. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Laid back Letaba
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Good morning all, thanks for all the great comments and interests, there is definitely more to come and I hope you will all enjoy the rest of the TR :dance:

29 April - Day 3

After a skottelbrekkie at campsite we headed out on the H9 as we needed to get to town in Phalaborwa in search of the local pharmacy, more info on this later. This beautiful lilac-breasted roller greeted us in the early light
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The resident klipspringers at Masorini
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A great kudu bull with all his SO's
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The females
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Close-up of this big bull
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Steenbok
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Now it was the golden hour of the day and time for some golden colours
This was a different photo with light coming from behind, but I think it worked out nicely
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Von Weilligh
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These black storks were having a feast in the shallow mudpools, not so much fun for the fish
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magical sunset
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Giraffe sillouhette
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By now the sun was under and the hyenas were out and curious
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Another great day in the Park, no cats and tuskers yet but that is just a bonus, the atmosphere was awesome and camping was just great


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 Post subject: Re: Laid back Letaba
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I like SO's favourite, too, and the black storks and the sunset, and the kudu females. :dance: :dance: :dance:

Nice trip report. Letaba is a favourite camp for me too.

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 Post subject: Re: Laid back Letaba
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Great start to your trip report KNP-Junkee! Love the silhouettes, sunset, all the beautiful biard sightings, all kinds of animals, superb! :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to read all about your trip! :popcorn:

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Awesome shots all of them, KNP-Junkee :thumbs_up: :mrgreen:


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KNP-Junkee- Stunning photo's all of them. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Really enjoying your TR :popcorn: :popcorn:


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What absolutely stunning photographs!

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Amazing pictures.

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I just love your Kudu cows. Most unusual. 8)

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Wow, wow, wow, wow, such amazing photographs, keep them coming KNP-Junkee

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