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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
Decided to take a night drive...had a late lunch so we did not get hungry on the drive.
Our guide took to Nsemani dam...on the way we saw these Wildebeest with a little one amonst them...
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What are you eating mom?
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Nice and green by this Zebra..
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This guy is nice and wet...he must have thrown some water in himself to cool off...
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For the rest of the drive we saw Springhare...more Impala...and our driver was driving fast to get this drive over :(
He took us on a two track road back to camp...did not see anything...
Back on the tar just before the turnoff to camp we found these 2 male Lions lying on the tar...boy was it difficult to take a photo...everybody wanted to take one...
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This guy was very crumpy...he gave the drive a snarl....
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Wow that was a nice sighting 8)
Got back to camp, had cheese and biscuits in the bungelow as it is too hot to sit outside :shock:
Now very tired, ready for bed...

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:59 am 
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
Got up early so we could be out of the gate as it opens :D
Took a slow drive to my fav waterhole, on the way not many animals about...
got to the waterhole early....had our coffee and rusks there...just chilling taking in the morning sounds...
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While having our coffee this little family came strolling to the water...cute!
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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
While watching the Guinafowl I heard this scratching sound....looked down in front of the car and saw this guy scratching around for something...
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Impalas started to arrive...all the boys were thursty...
This one was drinking....
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When he suddenly sprinted off...
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Because this guy came running towards the water :lol:
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The Impala turned back to see if it was save to come to the water again...
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The other boys were trying to show each other how strong they are...
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This young male on the left also tried to take on an older guy...but the older one gave him a look, so he left in a hurry :lol:
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While I scanned to area to my left I noticed this Kinfisher had something in its beak...
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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:48 am 
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
Decided to take the Timavati road...
Heard a bird call....stopped to hear where it was coming from....this Korhaan then came close to the road and started making the "click' sound....
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I took a video on my camara of the actual call but do not know how to upload so you can hear it..:(

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
It must sound lovely Oumie... :dance: With that open beak looks like a opera singer. :wink:

Yes it does look like a opera singer. It first smacks it beak together...sounds like two sticks beaten together, then after a while he closes his beak, then opens it again and a screech like sound comes out :lol:
I did video it on my camara but still trying to find out how to download so I can post it so people can hear it :?

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
After spending a long time with the Korhaan, we carried on...by now we needed to visit the toilets :roll:
This guy was very crumpy...had a thundrous look on it face, ignored us and carried on walking :D
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Further down these Giraffe were already standing in the shade...it is HOT...
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Further down the Impala were also under the shade....was looking at us to say 'what are you looking at?
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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
Oh and here come a mom and her little one...our first closeup of a young Wildebeest for this trip :D
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This little came running towards its mother...
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Save with mom..
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Thise two females were 'talking to each other' the far left one and the far right one...
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This little ones were all "ears"
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Further on this Bushbuck stood still long enough for us to take a photo...
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Carried on...and oh my! look what is on the road :shock:
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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
:shock: That is one loooooong snake...super pic. :clap: slivering into the grass that does it for me. :dance:

I think somebody said it was a black mamba...I did post it on the 'Id' site.

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
Carried on to Timbevati picnic spot...getting hungry and need the 'ladies'room now...
At the next bend this male lion came strolling along the river bed...he was grumpy and did not even give a glance...just kept on going to where is want to go...
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Saw him for a few seconds then he was gone into the thicket.
Got to the picnic spot, had our breakfast....by now it is so HOT :shock:
Decided to go back to camp to the cool bungelow :D
Had a nice swim after we had a snooze...nice and cool.
Had a braai but boy could not wait to into the bungelow again as it was hot at night and the mozzies was a problem :(

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
Got very early...decided to do the S100 very slowly..
Nice sunrise...sun is peeking....
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No animals yet...but it is still early :)
Then all of a sudden we have lions crossing the road towards the river :D
We counted 22 in all....
(hope I do not get into trouble for posting so many photos!)
By the time we grabbed our camaras...they were all allready in the riverbed...some went up to the otherside...the rest drank water and chilled in the riverbed..

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
Busy sorting the lion photos...

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
hoyle wrote:
Great reading your report and looking forward to the lion pics - can never be too many!
I see that we will be at Sabie same time as you - look forward to meeting you.
We will be two pairs of retirees in a caravan.

Hi hoyle, will be nice to meet you...yes the oldies in caravans :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
By the time we stopped and got our camaras they were all in the riverbed...was a bit dark under the trees so early in the morning but took photos anyway...
The female in the middle was very crumpy...she growled and snarled at who ever came near...
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Drinking the mirky, green water...
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These two found a hole where Elephants dug and drank from there...
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Looked at us to say 'what you looking at?'
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Snarling at something on the ground....
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Enjoying the shade...
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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
This female was chewing on a piece if branch...
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Having a meeting...shall we go up to the others under the shade?
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Slowly one by one going up...
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That smell in the ground is still worrying one female....
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Smelling.....
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They are starting to go up to see what the others are doing...
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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Location: A slow drive to Kruger....
The grumpy female in the middle is at it again...snarling at everybody..
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Getting very tired..yawning....
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oh..oh...hear comes trouble...scattering off...
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Big Ellie arrive...
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Ellie does not see them yet or smell them....
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Then he smells them..turnes around and trumpets and going to charge..
These few images tells the story..
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