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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Micetta » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:09 am

How long are the walks, both in distance and time if possible (approximately )?

And at what time? As we are coming in the middle/end of december being out in the midday sun, is probably not a good idea..

Better Nossob or TR?

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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:10 pm

Morning walks usually leave camp an hour before the gates open, and sunrise occurs on the walk. Walks usualy last about 3 hours, covering up to 8 km, and end when the heat starts.
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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Micetta » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:05 pm

Thanks BB .

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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Catriona » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:44 pm

We're coming for the first time to KTP in just over three weeks (you've no idea how excited we are, or perhaps you lot will understand!) and would LOVE to come on a walk, especially as it is our first holiday on our own without children for nearly 16 years!

We will be staying at Nossob and KTC (as well as others) and wondered if one of these was a better place to walk from than the other, or more likely to have enough people for a walk to go ahead.

Then there will be another PM on its way.....

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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:42 am

Catriona,

Indeed there is a PM on its way to you regarding the walks.
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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Micetta » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:22 am

Maybe you can post that "regarding the walks" here too?

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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:30 am

Will do so Micetta.

Each camp does have its own little magic area to walk, if you will find predators on walks, not always, but that is not what it is about it is about being on grass root level to experience the tracks in the sand.

Like the people in the cities reading their news papers to see who did what to whom the sand is our news paper to see who did what to whom and where did they go. The main aim of the walk is to be able to get out of the vehicle (legally) and just walk into the dunes.

All the camps are good for walking and each in a different habitat.
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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Micetta » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:23 am

Personally I am for the "small" things. I'd prefer watching meerkats and squirrels rather than lions any time......leopards and cheetahs is another question.

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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:43 am

Micetta,

Then the !Xerry Trail would be just the place for you. Rather go without any expectations that going with expectations and being disappointed if you don’t see what you expected and appreciate the small things and the big things will come as a bonus to you.
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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Micetta » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:56 am

Let us say it this way.... I am not fit enough for a two day trail.. Trouble with my back and too much walking..Eish!!

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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Kgalagadi Guru » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:32 am

That is the beauty of the trails. It is NOT an army march and is done at the pace of the slowest trailist. There are more that enough stopping time and breaks in between the walks. We only walk in the morning then returning to the base camp and go out late afternoon again.
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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Micetta » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:44 am

Jannie, it is not a question of speed, it is simply, that more than so long on my feet I have to sit down and rest my back and for resting I mean leaning against something and there are not many trees around not to talk about comfortable chairs. I would love to go, but it would not be realistic..

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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:33 pm

Micetta! Instead of reasons why not, get your fitness program going. It will be more rewarding that not going.!!
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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Micetta » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:45 pm

Seriously, I will try and go on a morning walk, but not the trail Unfortunately exercise will not do the trick even if it will not hurt It is a structural damage - scoliosis.

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Re: :Morning walks at KTP?

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:51 pm

It will motivate me to lose some kilos.
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