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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
Charbel,

Wonderful bird sightings with super :cam: :thumbs_up:

Love the birds in flight. :clap: :clap:


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Nice you liked the birds in flight!
There are many more to come.
Friends, I just made a new posting in the KNP TR, more intimate encounters with a bathing elephant.

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TR KNP - viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=65025


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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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What beautiful bird sightings and so well captured charbel, :clap: :clap:
Thanks for sharing with us :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Carol and Cape of Storms,

Thanks for staying on board. A new posting will come soon. Delay is due to overload of work.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Caught up again!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

You had some great bird sightings!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

So sad about the tortoise!! :cry: :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Caught up again!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

You had some great bird sightings!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

So sad about the tortoise!! :cry: :cry:


Dear Lion Queen
Welcome back! We were indeed lucky with the birds.
I will make a posting now in the KNP TR.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Moving now to our third day in KTP. That day we were going to sleep in Kalahari Tented Camp again. Thus, our plan was to go down the Aoub River Road up to Batulama, and back, so that we could see any remaining traces of the springbok carcass, where we say the cheetah after hunting it in the previous day.

We did not find any clue, however, of the carcass. It was as if nothing had happened there. But it was a worthwhile plan, since we had many good sightings: besides the obvious Springboks, Gemsboks,Blue Wildebeests, Red Hartebeests, Pale Chanting Goshawks, Ostriches, Kori Bustards, Crowned Plovers, Cape Black Crows, Namaqua Sandgrouses, White-Browed Sparrow Weavers, Sociable Weavers, Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbills, Fork-Tailed Drongos, we saw

Gertie and his three youngs again, and they were being followed by the same BBJs.
One male Lion.
Many other BBJs.
Bat-Eared Foxes.
Giraffes.
Ground Squirrels.
White-Backed Vultures.
Tawny Eagle.
Many Falcons, including Pygmy Falcons.
Lilac-Breasted Rollers.
Red-Headed Finches.
Scaly-Feathered Finches.
Swallow-Tailed Bee Eaters.
Marico Flycatchers.
Crimson-Breasted Shrikes.

When we came back to Kalahari Tented Camp, we looked for the guard to ask about the sunset drive we had arranged. Something went wrong and there was no appointment for a sunset drive for us. But what would be bad news turned into very good news. We ended up in a sunset drive with only the two of us, guided by Byron. It was really a great sunset drive, much better than the other one we did, in Nossob, with a lot of people. In the night drive we saw:

One Hyena bathing surrounded by BBJs (just as in the case of the Cheetah we saw, they were probably trying to take advantage of the Hyena's hunting)
An African Wild Cat
A Genet.
Giraffes.
White-Backed Vultures (mating!)
A Tawny Eagle.
Steenbok.
Scrub Hare.

It was a great day, as I said. To begin the report, I will just post here some nice landscape pics.

I particularly like herbivores trails in the landscape, as we can see in this pic of the Aoub River plains.

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Here we can see the trails with a Springbok and a Wildebeest also in the pic.

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A pinkish sky as the evening was falling down, while some placid Giraffes walked by. It was taken in a place everybody here probably knows, the plains nearby Urikaruus, when the road crosses the Aoub River.

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And during the sunset drive, the name reedemed.

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Night calmly falling in the savana, amidst the noises of the animals, mostly Cape Turtle Doves everywhere. Our minds so peaceful....

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Finally, Pedro and myself in Kamqua.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Wonderful sightings you had :clap: :clap:

Night drive sound :mrgreen:

Thanks for sharing :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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I can't see the pictures :think:

thank you to share your wonderful travel :dance: :clap:

Gertie is in fact.... Elena
Can't remember who said it was Gertie with the 3 tiny ones...
have a look here

this doesn't change anything at your tale... only a name... a wellknown mum Cheetah :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:
Wonderful sightings you had :clap: :clap:

Night drive sound :mrgreen:

Thanks for sharing :popcorn:


Thanks Trrppp-trrrr
For the continuous interest in the TR

all the best
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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I can't see the pictures :think:

thank you to share your wonderful travel :dance: :clap:

Gertie is in fact.... Elena
Can't remember who said it was Gertie with the 3 tiny ones...
have a look here

this doesn't change anything at your tale... only a name... a wellknown mum Cheetah :dance: :dance: :dance:


Dear Anne-Marie
Thanks for the correction. I also don't remember who pointed out was Gertie, but as you say, a minor change. Elena then, it was great to see her twice, as evening was falling, and as morning was rising.

I cannot guess why you didn't see the pics. They appear quite well to me in the site.

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Good to "see" you Charbel and Pedro! :D

Great landscape and sunset pictures! What a wonderful place to be! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Love your setting sun series and great to meet the people behind the report :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Dear Meandering Mouse and Hilda,
Thanks for the comments and for the continuing interest in the TR. I simply love landscape pics.

Now I will be doing a posting in the KNP TR.

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Kgalagadi: The Big and Small - Trip report Charbel El-Ha
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Beautiful landscape pics charbel, thanks so much for sharing :gflower:

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