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 Post subject: Northern Kruger sightings : June 2005
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:01 pm 
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Day 5 of 15 - saw Lit outside Satara with Impala ewe as dinner. Camping at fence and Hyaena patrolling up and down the fence.
Connected via GPRS will post some photos later.

Saw Lions trying to make a kill on road to Gudzane but failed :(
Saw nice big herd of Buffelo on the same road.

Going to have supper now.


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Yes it was a real Lit :D
The weather is HOT 30
Saw another herd of buffs on the road to Olifants camp +- 500 strong

going to take the river road tomorrow to Nwanedsi for brekkies.
Talking about buffies hubby just showed me they are near the fence! have the spolight on them now!!

Well will leave now to go and sit quietly and watch them :)


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Moved to Letaba from Satara for 6 nights
Nice to have met Bert and partner at Satara (yellow ribbon) had sundowners together with me and hubby at our camp site.
WTM saw a LIT in tree had it all to ourselves (S100) :D
Will post pics later.
Lots of Elephant around Letaba.
till later.


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We have moved to Letaba. The roads are very quiet and not
many animals. Plenty of Elephant!
Have not seen any yellow ribbons yet at Letaba.
WTM you have to drive very very slowly on that hated road and look into the trees on the river side :wink: You must give that road 1 more chance :!:

We are leaving the park on Friday, back home again :cry:


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Mahonie Loop - Lots of Nyalas and Kudu's. Elephant. Brownheaded parrot, and listen to this - 5 Sharpe's Grysbokke. 8) Liked Punda birdhide a lot. WTV out on a sunset drive.


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Guinea Pig wrote:
Mahonie Loop - Lots of Nyalas and Kudu's. Elephant. Brownheaded parrot, and listen to this - 5 Sharpe's Grysbokke. 8) Liked Punda birdhide a lot. WTV out on a sunset drive.


Hi,
The place to be for Sharpes Grysbokke and commen duiker.
On our nightdrive we have not see any cats but
22 common duiker
8 Sharpe's Grysbokke
13 common Grysbokke
On one of our morning drives we saw a flock of brownheaded
parrots.
And you cant miss on Nyala

Looks like WTM found the animals i ordered to stay put :wink:

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Hi, back home after a wonderful holiday, pity we could no stay longer :cry:
We left Croc Bridge at 06-00am yesterday and got home at 12-15 pm. A very looong drive :!:

Busy downloading all the pics from the camara and will post them some time next week.


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Report from WTM:

Lots of buffalo, kudu, Nyala and he mentions a dozen Sharpe's Grysbokke. Birds - Bearded Robin and the Brown headed parrot. Charged by elephants 5 times. Genets, Shrub Hares and the usual lots of crocs at Pafuri.


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Morning all! Back for a while.

Sorry for the lack of updates. Had major issues with cellphones. Batteries were flat till we reached PTA yesterday. Only managed to get in one last sms to GP on Saturday. Both chargers were safely in my wife's drawer at home, courtesey of me.

BIG SORRY TO DVZ FOR NOT LETTING YOU GUYS KNOW. I'll make up for it, I promise.

The roads yesterday were exteremly busy. My car's cambelt decided to pack up on Wednesday, so it was some rush to get everything organised and my wife's car did well for the 1200 kms.

This morning was a nightmare to get my car fixed. It is up and running again.

Could not get the air mattrasses working. Have not got the feintest why. Slept on the ground for 2 nights. Was quit snuggy. I am impressed by my wife's temperament in these harsh conditions. No electricity whatsoever other than for a torch.

Punda's bhide is awesome!!! Saw buffalo, nyala, impala, slender mongoose and grey headed parrots from it on several occasions.

Sharpe's grysbok was plentifull on the mahonie loop.

Pafuri was again a hummdinger but the surrounding areas was extremely dry. Nyala loop for instance was as dry as a bone and I almost did not recognise it. The north was quite busy but we sometimes drove for an hour without seeing other cars.

Other sighitngs were:

Giraffes
Steenbok
Duiker
Wildebeest
Zebra
genets
shrub hare
spring hare
moz. nightjars

There were some good numbers of general game in the Punda area. Not much lion were seen though. About 10 days ago a buffalo was stuck in the mud on the 1st dam going left from Punda onto the mahonie loop. 10 Lions had a nice dinner there. The leopard on the loop going right was seen regulary by others.

Interesting, wilddogs were seen several times around pafuri picnic spot and as far as the Pafuri police station.

BTW, CGF does not exist and narina trogon is only a sound in the bush. SA Mango monkeys aren't really present in the pafuri region and can really only be found in the Levuuvu valley on the nyalaland hike.

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gwendolen wrote:
Sounds like you had a wonderful time WTM. Nice sitings too. Especially the shrub hare.
I can hardly wait to get there :)


Was great!!

The weather was lovely. We had a nice shower on friday. Sorry did not write any msg in the book at Punda. No special sightings for me.

I did see a sparrowhawk taking out a tjagra on the flycatcher trail. You have to go there on the trail. Lovely birds there.

Can't wait to get back to Bushmans for the trail on wednesday!!

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Did it in the morning. Was excellent. Saw 3 new birds. There were no less than 4 different sunbirds present.

The birdhide is great from 15:30 onwards. The grey-headed parrots were quite active then. Many animals came to drink that time too.

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The scrub hare was in such a good place for taking a photo of it, but because I've seen them numerous times before I did not take a pic of it.

Thanks W@H, I don't know, it does sound a bit fishy doesn't it.

Bert the pool looks great, but the water was way to cold for me. WTD however made some valiant efforts to take to the water. Luckily I am still just a bit faster than her, not much though.

I'll post some pics on Monday. I have to get ready for tomorrow when we leave for the bushman's trail.

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How it should be done!

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Dassie towards Pafuri, just before Baobab hill.
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Tent with roof and all.
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Wish I was there still!!! :cry:

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What is the mistake on the tent picture? Lets see who can spot it first?

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francoisd wrote:
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What is the mistake on the tent picture? Lets see who can spot it first?

Photo is VERY small!! Is that WTD chair standing infront of the enterance?


Yip, that is hers. :lol:

bigger photo...

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