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 Post subject: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:45 am 
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I will try not to include the following in the Good Guide :tongue: :tongue::

1) Meander between the Rondawels enquiring loudly with the other guests where have they seen lions and whether they think they will still be there for me to go and have a look.

2) Entering a bird hide with a packet of simba chips and a can of coke uttering AAaaahhHH between sips of coke and each chip crrrrrunch ignoring the wild agitated stares from the other visitors in the bird hide.

3) Telling the staff at the reception in a piercing voice that they are incompetent at 15 minutes past 2 because fresh clean towels have not been delivered to my Rondawel yet - without first greeting them politely. (I have forgotten that I have just walked past the Scooter busy dropping of the fresh towels to be placed in the Rondawels).

Is there anything that you would like to see included in the Good Manners Guide for Kruger visitors?

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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:lol: Grantmissy :clap:

- When at a sighting, give other people a chance as well. We are all there to see the animals, so be fair towards others guests.

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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When traveling in a "pack" (4 groups of friends), please don't braai at the same chalet/campsite every evening.

When rotating between the different campsites, you get a chance to irritate more people with your "oh my word" stories!! :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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If you must watch TV in the evenings - please turn the volume down and your hearing aid up...... :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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Hahaha Lion Queen. This July in Mopani we were entertained by a lady next door who are fond of the words Listen Doll, Honeeyy and Amaaazzing. Sound travels in the night.

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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- When you stop at a sighting, please switch off your car. We don't want to listen to the sound of your 3 liter diesel idling, and neither do the animals. Yes, I know it's hot when the air-con stops working - deal with it or leave.


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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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Especially at Sunset dam where we love sitting for quite long spells, they pull in next to you and sit with the engine idling for 5 minutes and then leave, filling the car with diesel fumes! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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When coming across a stationary vehice, pull up quickly alongside the driver and ask where the lions are. When he tells you he was looking at a bird that you scared off, pull away quickly in disgust.

If you are first at a sighting it is 'yours' and you can permit or deny whoever you want to see it.

When on a night ride, impress everyone with your knowledge which you think is far more than the guide knows.

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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Bush Baptist wrote:

When on a night ride, impress everyone with your knowledge which you think is far more than the guide knows.


BUT when on a night drive and after the first hour and a bit the guide still hasn't said anything, please share your knowledge. :wink:

STOP David STOP is however not knowledge sharing!! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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One of my bad habits LQ :twisted:

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BB a kid of maybe 12 amazed me on a Berg and Dal Game drive. Ecojunkie was our guide and she really knows a lot and is very willing to share this, but this kid was amazing in how much he knows about plants, birds, animals and behavior! Kudos to him and his parents!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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Off topic, but worth a risk.......

Totally agree LQ. I met Batmad when he was about 14. Same story. It is wonderful when you youngster gets involved in and becomes passionate about something positive ( whether it is stamp collecting, drone flying :twisted: :naughty: birding or whatever).

We need to applaud and encourage that, especially among our broader population.

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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When on night drives, don't give excitable ten year olds the spot lights and then allow them to zigzag them randomly all over the bush and blind other occupants of the vehicle! This spoiling the drive for everyone else!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Good (not ghastly) Guide to Good Kruger Manners
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Always return the salt and pepper that you borrow from the kind picnic visitor and do not (unintentionally) walk of with it. Once a very friendly lady had to tap me on my shoulder at the car and asked if I could return her salt and pepper before driving of.

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