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Re: Gharagab camp

Unread postby Pikasso » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:37 pm

Well... as you will have to pass next to Kanagass, watch carefully in the big tree next to the water hole, home of a wonderful female leopard ( we named her Kana !).
Gone... Our pics here: http://www.wildlions.eu

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Re: Gharagab camp

Unread postby ingrid60 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:44 pm

Hi,bigal
It's a good decision to visit Gharagab.We have been there in October 08
for 2 nights and did really like it.It's a peaceful camp and gameviewing can
also be very quiet.We were lucky to see the lioness in the afternoon.

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The next morning,we saw this herd of hartbeests there.


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That's a look from the tower in the morning.

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You can really relax there and load your energy and power!

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Gharagab

Unread postby Naturesguy » Tue May 26, 2009 8:02 am

Hi All, can anyone tell me what to expect at Gharagab as I will be spending three nights there in July. Some photographs would also be welcome.It is a pity that there is only a one way road/track to and from the camp. How far is a round trip on that road, my rough calculations put it at aprox 100km?
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Re: Gharagab

Unread postby ingrid60 » Tue May 26, 2009 9:02 am

Hi,Natursguy
If you like,have a look at my report,there you can find some pics about
Gharaghab!
I hope,I could help a bit!

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=20770&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
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Re: Gharagab

Unread postby Naturesguy » Tue May 26, 2009 9:33 am

Hi Ingrid, thanks for the great pics and stories.
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Re: Gharagab

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue May 26, 2009 12:43 pm

Does that mean you have to do the loop every time you leave camp?
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: Gharagab

Unread postby Naturesguy » Tue May 26, 2009 5:55 pm

Hi Bush Baptist, yes unfortunately you have to do the loop which I definately am not looking foward to. Can anyone out there that has done this comment please?
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Re: Gharagab

Unread postby ingrid60 » Tue May 26, 2009 8:47 pm

Naturesguy,have a look at this site too!!Gives you also information about
Gharagab!!

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3723&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

BTW.,We enjoyed our stay at Gharagab!!It is very quiet and peaceful!!
Maybe tooo quiet for 3 days!!You can't drive around,it's a one way,
4x4 route!!
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Re: Gharagab

Unread postby Jumbo » Wed May 27, 2009 8:49 am

That loop is a very nice road to travel because it is so quiet (no other tourist) …and we have had some very nice sightings on it.

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Re: Gharagab

Unread postby Naturesguy » Thu May 28, 2009 8:50 am

Thanks Ingrid, some nice photo's. Does anyone know how the game in the area is now that (so i hear) the water is piped from another source? No longer so salty I believe.
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Re: Gharagab

Unread postby prof » Thu May 28, 2009 5:37 pm

Hi

We pretty much stayed in the camp when we were there - mainly because we had a pride of lions there the whole time!

You can do a short loop to waterhole and back (which we did a few times as well.

It is a great camp. Just take lots of water. It is very brakish there. You will even need bottled water for cooking.

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Re: Gharagab

Unread postby Naturesguy » Fri May 29, 2009 7:24 am

Hi Prof,
Thanks for the info. I am pleased to hear that we can at least drive to the nearby waterhole and back without having to travel the entire loop. What is the bird life like at this waterhole? Also is it worth travelling to the waterholes near grootkolk, even though it is far!
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Check in for Gharagab camp - arriving from Kaa gate

Unread postby tiffernine » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:35 pm

In Dec 09 will be my first visit to KTP. I booked three nights in Gharagab camp. I read, that a check in at Nossob is necessary. Is that really true ?
I can't do that, because I will arrive directly from Kaa Gate. Is it possible to drive straight to the camp and show my booking confirmation ?

Thanks for your advice.

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Re: Check in for Gharagab camp - arriving from Kaa gate

Unread postby discobob » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:55 am

Alfred,

I'm sure it won't be a problem to go directly to Gharagab. They are in radio communication with Nossob, so if need be can confirm your arrival with them. You can always check in when you head south.

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Re: Kgalagadi: Gharagab Wilderness Camp

Unread postby Lusitano » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:36 pm

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