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Wow Salva ..that BB snake eagle pic is awesome. :clap:
Great stuff!!! :dance:
Thanks for sharing :lol:

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:clap: Salva - despite the bad start to your trip - I am sure the rest is going to make those bad experiences fade away. Looking forward to the best of the rest. :thumbs_up:

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That's a flippin' awesome BB Snake Eagle shot :shock: Please post more pics :pray:


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Salva wrote:
........ so we left at gate opening time.....

Salva dear, could you repeat this please :shock:

Unbelievable :wink: Wow........ :clap:

What wonderful pics you have that BB Snake Eagle is awesome, but then I know that you take really good pics...... and oh dear, yes, I am missing writing a report with you too, in fact I am missing terribly not being on the trip with you.... (sigh)

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Beautuful Salva, beautiful!!!
Love all the pics, not possible not to. The pic as you come through the dunes down to the Aoub River is really special for me. Just pretending I was behind the camera, I could actually hear the crunching of the gravel under the cars tires :D *sigh*
Don't know if I'm 'normal :? ', but I always feel such joy and pleasure when reading these reports, but also sadness - wishing there was more time in our lives to have more holidays. Oh dear, ashamed to say, perhaps its greed :redface:
Really looking forward to more :dance:

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A great start an AWESOME pix! :clap: :clap: And that BB eagle pix! Eish! Thanx Salva! :D :thumbs_up:

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@ Jonkers, anne-marie, ingrid60: thank you so much for the nice words...much appreciated.

@ JenB, Michele, Madach, Jazzie, Wanderw...thanks! Pretty happy with the BB snake eagle ourselves.

@Munchkin...the bad start is nothing more than a detail trust me. But I wanted to write it down to draw attention to things that could go better. Thx for the nice comments.

@Jazil: what do you mean by "could you repeat that?" :evil: Do I really have to come over there?

@ Dreamer: KTP landscapes are too special not to be photographed...I just love them but it's one of those areas whose characteristics and charms is hardly to explain to people who have never been there.

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Arriving in KK is wonderful. Driving over a dune rim and than seeing the camp perched on another dune rim, a familiar image to many of you, is absolutely great.

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After being greeted by Marius, the ranger on duty there, it was time to have a bit of a lie down and enjoy the views from our bed…

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…and after that say hi to a local.

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At around 4PM we drove off to Kamqua. By now we got familiar with the Auob valley. The valley looked lush after all the rain it received but the grasses weren’t as high (far from it even) as on the Nossob side which made gameviewing maybe less evident than in other seasons but a piece of cake compared to gameviewing in the Nossob valley in the days to come. Having said that, this side of the park gave us no big cats but luckily there were other delights…more later.

At Kamqua waterhole, a bit past the upper dune road we drove up the rim. Wonderful isn’t it?

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This drive was pretty slow but of course the usual stuff was present and to be honest whenever I see Gemsbok I feel fine. It is one of my favourite if not my most favourite antelope. Such gracious animals.

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Driving back we spotted an African Wild Cat just before Montrose (but too far for a decent pic) and just after Montrose 4 Bat Eared Foxes on an insect hunt. Also not very close but closer than the AWC. A very nice sighting. Here are two of them

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Time to go back to KK and admire once more its views…

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…and share the bathroom with some other residents.

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landscapes are too special not to be photographed...I just love them but it's one of those areas whose characteristics and charms is hardly to explain to people who have never been there.

and for those to whom (???!!!) give some nice memories.... :D
Thanks again :clap:

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Nice to read your report Salva and to see all these beautiful pictures .
Thanks to show the landscapes of the park : never been there , perharps next time :)


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I'm really enjoying your report and wonderful pics Salva.
Its amazing how green everything looks compared to when we were last there. :D

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Just love your pics Salva, the views are stunning, and the pics of the locals particularly the bathroom ones are great!

And yes, in answer to your question above
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:evil: Do I really have to come over there?
The answer is YES!

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Thanks Salva..yet again awesome photos.

Oh yes the landscape is something that one has to experience for oneself before one truly appreciates it..but having said that your photographs certainly do the landscape justice :clap: :clap:
The gemsbok is a truly magnificent antelope...no wonder the park was originally named after it!
Thank you for this report Salva ..enjoying it tremendously! :lol:

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Thanks Salva,

for another splendid KTP report - I am soooooo glad that we decided to include KK into our camps for next year's trip and those landscapes must be more than awesome.

Thanks for this lovely report and I am eagerly waiting for more :thumbs_up:


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Slowly catching up on trip reports and really enjoying yours, Salva, especially your landscapes! And those bathroom geckos :mrgreen: :mrgreen: — I was so wanting to get to see these, but never did :(


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