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 Post subject: Joekin, The Laanie and the SO'S Hit Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:45 am 
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Morning ForumPeeps

Today last day at work, the only place i sit on forum constantly, making space for my trip report. Only 3 1/2 sleeps till i leave and won't be on the forum till tuesday night, depending on signal of course.

have pack all my small writing pads in notebook bag so can be as accurate as possible with sightings and descriptions for you all.

counting the hours i hope i have a good weekend so time can fly, monday Bakkie going in for a service while we go and buy all our provisions, including a 12v torch that got redistributed to the needy without even a minutes service.

hit the sack i hope by 7 the latest so can wake up at 11 and pack the cooler boxes. and hit the road between 0:00 and 1:00.

Anyways since it will be my first trip report i hope its gonna be a good one. We have included a walk and a sunset drive, and hope to see my pangolin being chased by a bushpig :lol:

WATCH THIS SPACE


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 Post subject: Re: Joekin, The Laanie and the SO'S Hit Kruger
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thans for all the well wishes guys,

now me gonna get all soppy going to miss my daughter like anything, hope she behaves with granny, in the week and Aunty Danielle over the weekend

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 Post subject: Re: Joekin, The Laanie and the SO'S Hit Kruger
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hey guys, not a great get away, so and "friends" only ept moaning, wat we have tdrive so long where the lions where the leopards. got a bit very much lost temper almost a few times.

had to explain why feed ing the birds is bad.......
also to tourists, those chops.

but ya thats my problem though.

but just a quic foresight into the pics to come.............

no leopard,
no cheetah,
very few hyena
+- 25 sable
+- 20 lion
duke @ 2m for about 20mins
little ellies,
little buffs
maningy impala, kudu, gnu + zebra's.

pkop very dissapointing with sightings, tamboti nice camp but no sightings, incl. the sunset drive only a civet + awc and 2 genets.

the resident "fundi" said large and small spotted, i really beg to differ, she saw a buff and yelled out "stop, stop......hyena.....reverse reverse.

but ya my own fault shouldn't have taken stoners with me. next time i come alone.


tomorrow leave this place back t jhb.

have decided to extend my studies and open a tourism thingy. i hate the city i don't want to leave here but ya.

so i hope within 2 years t obe full qualified with my own tourism thingy.
and the plus side is dutch people love the bush so i can do it all in my native tongue.

stayed tuned for pic.

ya one more thing, swore alot of speeders, had 1 rabbit road kill, and a few more dead incl. elephant but all to come.


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 Post subject: Re: Joekin, The Laanie and the SO'S Hit Kruger
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 Post subject: Re: Joekin, The Laanie and the SO'S Hit Kruger
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@batmad, ja a couple but all flying, couldn't really see wat ind they where


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these where the first, then bout 5km down the road was a herd of +- 12 on the s36, also nice lions but the still ocamera will post later


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finally managed to get some time at work and busy uploading all pics to tiny pic


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there where about 12 sables here spread out

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@ BGS

we missed two leopard sightings, the one must have been by seconds as the impala he killed was still lying there

i also missed a pack of wild dogsd by 30 seconds.....duh :wall:


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some more pics

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this picture puzzles me, a pair of horns in the open hanging from a tree
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dead ellie near Croc bridge
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honey badger just before tamboti


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another once rare but now common sighting everywhere

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 Post subject: Re: Joekin, The Laanie and the SO'S Hit Kruger
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hi Anne-Marie

i agree with you, i did climb out of the car a few times to pic up rubbish on the road, i did how ever not if the rubbish was in the veld, hated the site but was a bit weary of the animals.

the pollution is getting a bit pathetic.

we don't even throw cigarettes out the window but i saw those big black plastic garden refuse bags stuck in trees, plastic shop packets in trees, 2lt plastic bottles, cans. there was alot of pollution lying around tamboti, but when we were there there was a strong wind and the baboons were on the "prowl" they even emptied the dustbin on our veranda while we were walk to the car. the troop leader(i think as he was huge) and i had a bit of a stare down and i chased him away


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elephant whos trunk was half cut off
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 Post subject: Re: Joekin, The Laanie and the SO'S Hit Kruger
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wildtuinman wrote:
Awesome trip!

Are you sure the ele was dead and not just sleeping? I have seen numerous eles lie down for a does during my visits to Kruger. :?



could be, we were there for bout 10 mins, not even a twitch of the ear, but wasn't near to our other camps, so couldn't check up again.

i presumed it was dead, but yeah


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