Thank you barryels, billyf, Hugh, Stampajane, Trrp-trrrrrrrr and Meandering Mouse for the warm welcome.
I apologise in advance for the upcoming contents, it might be wise to have a box of tissues handy. I am not responsible for the damage to any clothing due to drool.
1st night - Malelane (never stayed here before)
2nd night - Lower Sabie
3rd night - Olifants (with a river view nog al!)
4th and 5th nights - Shingwedzi (one of my favourite camps)
6th to 11th nights - Punda Maria (my favourite camp)
12th to 14th nights - Letaba (okay, maybe this is my favourite camp)
15th to 20th nights - Maroela (never been to this camp but have often stayed at Tamboti)
21st to 25th nights - Skukuza
I love the north for all the birds up there. I have to find myself a sticker to put on my car that warns everyone that I'm bird watching. I hate seeing the disappointment on people's faces when they realise I'm just looking at a lbj. I also love the scenery. Pafuri picnic spot is beautiful, so is the fever tree drive near Crook's Corner but my favourite is Nyala drive. I haven't been up to Pafuri gate but this time I'm going to take a drive up there.
Eventually I get tired of all the huge elephants waiting around corners to scare the life out of me and move down further south. It's too long to drive all the way down to Maroela in one day so I'm stopping off at Letaba. In my opinion Letaba is the most beautiful camp in the park. And of course I'm not going to put my tent up for one day (I'm not young anymore) so am staying there for 3 nights. Then comes Maroela. So much game to see in that and the Satara area. It's quieter than Satara which suits me more.
Skukuza is my final stop. I'm staying there because I couldn't get into Lower Sabie
but the trees in the camp are beautiful and the birds are plentiful. And of course, another compensation is Lake Panic. I've spent mornings there filling up my camera cards and feeling like the luckiest, happiest person on earth.
So that's where I'm going to be staying. I shall have my yellow ribbon on my mirror so hope to meet a few mites .
7 sleeps to go