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esto in Kruger - August 2010

Unread postby esto » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:57 pm

A couple of pics of our recent trip to kruger starting at biyamiti.
Day 1
On the s139 lots of rhino
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Elphants taking a bath
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Then at the biyamiti weir a lion sighting but no :cam:
On the way back to camp to finish a great day
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SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:52 pm

Thanks for all the replies!! Time for day 2 biyamiti to satara
close to lowersabie
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then on the s100 a zebra enjoing a drink
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just a bit down the road a lioness stalking blue wildebeest
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one kilometer on buffalo
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SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:04 pm

The rest of day 2
Decided to turn around and do the s100 again to satara.The buffs were starting to lie
down for the night
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A nice ellie
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The lion still hungry and on the look out for prey
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Lone elphant bull coming for a drink
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The magical sunset over the african bush!!!
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SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:04 pm

thanks for all the kind words

Day three part 1 mananga trail satara

Entering on H1-4 the wind was howling
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We saw lots of zebra, bluewildebeest,buffs,giraffe,waterbuck
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On the corner of the trail and the s100 she showed up what beaty!!!!
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One could see that she have cubs somewhere but we wont see them today maybe day 4 ??
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To be continued
SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:34 pm

thanks for all the replies
Day 3 part 2
Instead of doing an afterntoon drive we decided just to quikly dart down to sweni waterhole,because my vyf mounth old son was getting tired of all the driving.Arriving at sweni we could see all was not well
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The reason we soon found at was these two cats lurking in the bushes
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Everytime the animals came down for a drink they would stop short, but by this it was 35 degrees my son was really not enjoing it so of to camp we go.However after a few minutes in camp i could not resist the temptation and of we go again.Just moment after we got to the waterhole a giraffe came down to drink.The next moment the cats came flying threw the bushes!!!!!!
SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:39 pm

This is the only pic i got of the lion flying towards the giraffe because at that moment the adrenilen was just to much
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Two lion against a giraffe was never a fair fight and the end result
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Lions 0 giraffe 1
SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:49 am

Thanks katja is was a great experience!!First a picture of my son enjoing knp then we will start with day4 start
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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:05 am

Day 4 morning drive

Started on the H4-1 driving north.At witpens waterhole we were greeted by 20 lions 2males 8 females the rest joung lions and cubs.
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We the turned on the s90.Lots of buffs, steenbuckand zebra.We then turned on the s41,saw these three kudu standing alert and watching the reason three lioness walking past them
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The turn of the s100 again it did not dissapiont
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12 lions 2males females and cubs
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SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:09 am

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The day could not get any better??wait and see
SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:50 am

Midday we decided to do the mananga trail again our first sighting
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Then it was time for the lions again, these 3 ladys checking out a zebra that was limping
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And of they go
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But with three lions on his tail the zebra wasnt limping anymore,and the chase failled.Afterwords they came back and lie down right next to the car
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Next post our best sighting
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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:25 pm

Day 4 afternoon part 2
Two kilometers down the trail from the lions my wife shouts CARACAL!!In all my life i have never seen one in kruger,but there it was running in front of us in a glimbs it was gone.As we exitted the trail on the s100 i was still thinking about the sighting and not getting a pic.With my thoughts still busy and not really consentrating on the road it happend.IT was my turn to shout CARACAL!!!We had two sightings within an hour this time i got the pic!!
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We saw it for ten minutes stalking a bird bevore it dissapearrad into the bushes
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The rest of day 4 will follow later
SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:37 am

Sorry for the long wait guys :redface: Will get to all your comments tonight!
Just a quik couple of pics of day 4 late afternoon
Mother and baby
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buffs all over
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ellies taking a dip
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More pics tonight!
SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:54 pm

Our last day in kruger was winding down tomorrow we will be going home,a drive to girvana before the sunsets At the waterhole an ellie
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Heyana coming for a drink
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coming up more pics of our trip
SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST

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Re: Kruger in august 2010

Unread postby esto » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:28 pm

A couple of pics not used in my tr daily report.
Our only tusker of the trip nawasingana seen close to satara not a great pic but better than not having one
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One more pic of a lion
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Some tongue in cheek shots
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Then last but not least on more of my son and[ sky ]grandson.Loving knp and i think this is where everyones addiction to the place starts
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SATARA 25,26,27,28,29,30AUGUST


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