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 Post subject: Loams & Wendy's Addo trip, 20-27 Dec 2005
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:01 am 
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Someone is eager to get going... :lol: Got this verrry early this morning:

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Leaving about 9 then it's 3 hrs to PE, then have lunch with friend and do quick shop. Then outta there. Should be in Addo by 1600. Whole week to chill.

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Camera and charger packed along with new video camera!
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And here we are. Addo National Park. No sightings yet cause we haven't gone anywhere. Just settling in.


I am sure they will see and hear much even just from their safari tent - they have such a beautiful view out over Addo.

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DinkyBird wrote:
I am sure they will see and hear much even just from their safari tent - they have such a beautiful view out over Addo.

And... they got the tent they requested! :D

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... but you can't really see the waterhole from any of them, but we have the best view and I think the nicest spot.
Jackals crying far off now. Dunno if waterhole will be more visible at night.
Very overcast and a bit chilly. ... Just being here is cool. More than cool.


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DinkyBird wrote:
I have always found the night sounds at Addo awesome - lots of jackal.....far more than I hear in Kruger.


And you're not the only one... :lol: Just received this:
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Bush waking up nicely now, hyenas and jackals crying.

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There was a huge owl sitting about 10 meters from our tent just now. Also masses of eyes off in the distance, not sure what. Probably eland.

I may have this wrong but I'm getting the distinct impression that they're enjoying themselves! :D


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Just received this from Loams:

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Watching some ellies feeding, drinking and taking a bath at the main camp waterhole right now....

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DinkyBird wrote:
Just received this from Loams:

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Watching some ellies feeding, drinking and taking a bath at the main camp waterhole right now....

Lovely!! :D Thanks DB. Now let's hope he doesn't forget to use the camera. :wink:


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Just received from Loams:

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Day one included lots of Elephants, Warthogs, and Ostrich. Saw Tsessebe, dungbeetle, mongoose, kudu, tortoise, eland, buffs, herons and Skukuza...

Hyena's and Jackal kept us awake last night and heard Lions far off. This place is a must see. Loving it! Met a cool jeep jockey too!!

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And a quiz from Loams:

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How is it possible to find Skukuza in Addo?


Answer tomorrow. :lol:


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simonb6 wrote:
But tomorrow never comes :(

True, but for this special occasion I've decided it does. :lol:

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Skukuza is a bull elephant roaming Addo. Brought from Kruger. A lovely single tusker. Spent an hour yesterday near camp


So Francois was thinking along the right lines.


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Bush settling down now. Sun setting and Jackal calling while my fire is lapping into the sky. Guys next door have no idea how to braai.

Warthog here are like Impala in Kruger... everywhere, as are Ostrich and Elephants. Saw Zebra, hartbees, vervets, egyptian geese with ducklings. Kudu, Rock(?)monitor, Buffalo and a dead snake.

Jackals calling now again. What a great place!

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DinkyBird wrote:
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Day one included lots of Elephants, Warthogs, and Ostrich. Saw Tsessebe.................


Not Tsessebe - Red Hartebeest

Hope he gets to see the Black Rhino - that is always special

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Sms just received from Loams:

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Morning drive revealed a kudu herd of 30 males, scrub hare, zebra, hartbees, vervet with babies, cape fox, jackal and masses of warties.

Nigh drive tonight.


It is stunning weather here today so I imagine Addo is enjoying the same.

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Saw the two dominant lions on night drive last night. Got cornered by huge herd of ellies today and sitting watching Skukuza graze right outside our tent now. Doing another night drive tonight with Admin and SO. More comprehensive report later.

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Just received from Loams!

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Merry Christmas!

Went on another night drive last night with admin and SO. Saw lion hunting, porcupine, jackal, spring- and scrub hare and various other animals. During the day yesterday we got cornered by the second oldest elephant cow and her herd for 40 minutes. They were touching my car!

What a lovely place.

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Loams has just sent this report in:

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Two hyena's just galloped past our tent with a herd of buffs grazing here. The bush is alive tonight, jackals calling and hyena's whooping every 30 mins.

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