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 Post subject: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:05 pm 
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Dotty - !Xerry Trail.
Is the format as first proposed by the Guru?

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 Post subject: !Xerry Trail
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Dandelion... I will let you know more after the media launch :

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 Post subject: Re:!Xerry Trail
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Hi Dotty
I've been checking newspapers and the SAN Parks "Media releases" for a hint but can't see a thing

Any news?

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 Post subject: R!Xerry Trail
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!Xerry Wilderness Trail

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 Post subject: !xerry Wilderness Trail
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Can anyone provide any updated information on this activity in the KTP? We are very interested in doing this on our next visit. Has anyone taken part in this activity? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: !xerry Wilderness Trail
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Hi Africat, did you reed this?

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 Post subject: Re: !xerry Wilderness Trail
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It was covered in the Jan 2010 issue of a popular SA travel magazine .
Anyone can pm me for details .

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 Post subject: Re: !xerry Wilderness Trail
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I'd love to do this trail sometime soon. I'd also like to hear more about it

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 Post subject: Re: !xerry Wilderness Trail
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The article sounded and looked very interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: !xerry Wilderness Trail
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Hi Africat

Good luck! We booked for the trail for our visit in October but the minimum is 3 people and there was no other booking so we couldn't do it.

If you do manage to get on please let us know what it's like

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 Post subject: Re: !xerry Wilderness Trail
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Obviously this will promote a Sanparks activity , so go to Go!- there is even a 2 minute narrated video on it on the homepage ! Look under "Videos" the title is "New Trail In Lion Country" .

I am trying to find the contents of the magazine , seems they do not publish on the net , for obvious reasons , I imagine .

Time for a change to Kgalagadi wilderness trails ...

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 Post subject: Re: !xerry Wilderness Trail
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Thanks! I really appreciate the info. Looks very inviting!


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 Post subject: Re: !xerry Wilderness Trail
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Seeing KTP Guru has left the park , who can tell us if the trail is regularly booked ?

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
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Hi there all!
I'm in Nossob at the moment, helping out for a couple of weeks with activities incl. the !Xerry Wilderness Trail. :dance: The guide stationed at Nossob is Melissa and she might be joining in to give you guys some updates about the Trail.

We've just come back from a !Xerry Trail this week and I loved it! :D It's different to the Kruger Wilderness Trails because it's entirely self-catering and you have to provide your own camping equipment (but if you're really stuck in the mud, you can hire a tent & matrass from the trail at an additional cost).

At night we heard spotted hyaenas & black-backed jackals calling from the camp and even saw the spotties running along the dune at the break of dawn on the last morning! The whistling rats and suricates amused us while they were sunbathing near their burrows and we saw quite a number of steenbok as well. One afternoon we were blessed to see several red hartebeest; oryx (gemsbok); blue wildebeest & ostriches from the vantage of a large dune overlooking the Nossob river bed. Four-striped grass mice huddled together under a thorn bush - soaking in the last bit of sunshine before the sun disappeared behind a dune.

The chestnut-vented tit-babbler is quite a melodious little bird, filling the vast openness with song while the crimson breasted shrike darts across the sparse vegetation in bright flashes of red...then there's the LBJs...like the larks :whistle: and shall we not forget the kori bustards, pale chanting goshawks, sociable weavers and white browed sparrow weavers that are a common sight in Kgalagadi.

Just so that you know; there's a sociable weaver nest in the camp thus your afternoon "siesta" might not be that peaceful :wink:

My last thought - the stars are beautiful...

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:33 am 
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Thanks so much for the update Betelgeuse ..... You sure know how to make a mousie :mrgreen: :mrgreen: !!! :D
Would love to do this trail but it looks like it will have to be when we finally move back to SA and lugging all that equipment around on flights is just not possible :( Oh well, something to look forward to!!! :thumbs_up:

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