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 Post subject: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH YES!
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:09 pm 
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I cannot think of a better place to start my 40th year than in Kruger! I mean... can anyone think of anything that remotely compares?

Fortuitously and unexpectedly, I find myself on the 3rd count down of the year for the Best Place on Earth! My first trip to Kruger was at the tender age of 10 and every single visit since then still imbues my soul with the same excitement, anticipation and euphoric feeling as if it were my first time all over again!

Intentions are being set for epic sightings, unique experiences and an abundance of "once in a lifetime" moments.

This trip will find me being joined by by SO and best friend! What more could I ask for? Yes... there will be three of us! SO and BFF are two different people! LOL!!!

We shall begin our adventure in River View Tents at Lower Sabie for 4 nights, moving up to Satara for another 4 nights and ending the Kruger leg of our journey at Biyamiti for 4 nights... All the fours!!! After our Kruger leg we then head to Mala Mala for... yes you guessed it... 4 nights!!! Hey one only turns 40 once!!!

My favourite sighting of my favourite animal! Oh dear - I may have just confessed to being slightly obsessed with spots!!!

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The above picture was taken in January with my Nikon D610 and an 80x400mm VR2 Nikkor lens.

:pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: For more of these!!!

I can feel the specialness already! Magical unique and extremely treasured memories are about to be made... sounds like standard Kruger to me!

I fly from Dubai to Cape Town on the 11th November. After a few days in the Mother City I leave for Skukuza on the 13th November to join the Trolls in Kruger!!!

Let the count down begin!!!


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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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SeanP, I am going to be watching this with much anticipation. 8)

This is a tantalizing start.

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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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Kruger - great place to celebrate.

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Mopani, Tamboti, Satara, Skukuza, Croc Bridge


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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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SeanP the excitement is mounting. Cannot wait for your sake. I share your obsession with spots.......may you have plenty :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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MM - Glad to have you on board for another TR!!! WHOOOOOOOOOO!

billyf - Grab a couple of beers too! I can feel this trip is going to be the best one YET!

cheetahlady - I could murder a good cheetah sighting - I know having you on board is going to be a good omen.

RemiE - I hope I do not perish from the excitement! Spots spots spots!!! Whoop whoop!


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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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Sounds absolutely wonderful SeanP! Looking forward to read all about your 40th birthday holiday experiences! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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Hilda - Welcome aboard!!! :gflower:


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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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A really stunning photo of the leopard SeanP.

Cant wait to read about your 40th adventure and by the time you get to KNP we will be on the countdown to our trip, so it will make it all the more exciting.

Thank goodness I have caught this bus on time, I usually have to get a taxi to help me play catch up. :redface:

Safe travels SeanP

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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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TessaG - Welcome and so pleased you have climbed on board! Thank you for all the good wishes!


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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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Wow SeanP, stunning pic of the Leopard :clap: :clap:

Waiting foe more :popcorn: :popcorn:

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I am on board .. :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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Carol G - welcome again!

Hugh - Glad to have you on board!


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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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SeanP, looking forward to enjoy this trip with you. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: The Trolls Biggest Bush Bash Cubed - and my BIG FOUR OH
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Kaapsedraai - welcome and holding thumbs for epicness beyond epic!!!


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