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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:11 am 
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Hi Betelgeuse,
Welcome here to this forum. It's always wonderful to get info from park personnel (and by the sounds of things you have fallen in love with KTP just like many of us have ) so we really look forward to hearing lots from you :dance: :dance: We hear of Melissa every now and then when folk have reported on night drives etc so we look forward to hearing from her directly as well:dance:
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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:14 am 
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Hi Betelguese :D Good to hear from you :) sounds like you are enjoying KTP :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:11 am 
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Hi there all!

I am the guide on Nossob and I am the one that leads the trail. I have just come from the trail and I was joined by betelgeus and we had grate fun, she all ready posted what we saw on the trail.
The !XERRY Trail is not something you can explain to someone, it is one of those things you just have to experience for your self. It is so peace full. There are no other people around just you and the sounds of the Kgalagadi and the sand between your toes. If there is any questions about the trail feel free to ask I’ll be happy to answer them.


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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:22 am 
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Hi TOKKELOS
And a warm welcome to you too :thumbs_up: (much much warmer than the mornings and nights in KTP right now :lol: )

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
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Welcome to the forums TOKKELOS! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: hope to hear more about the sightings on the trail

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
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TOKKELOS :D welcome to the forums good to hear from you :clap: I am sure you will get questions :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
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Welcome Tokkelos and thanks very much for the input. Looking forwards to more :D

Hey Betelgeuse-- Great to see you back on the boards and thanks very much for the cool report-back.Missing your regular reports from up north :D I will def be keeping an eye on this thread and will have to have a look at next year when it is open again and make some time for it. Sounds just up my alley :D


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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
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@Betelgeuse - Great to have you reporting from Nossob! :thumbs_up: Sounds like you are smitten already! :wink:

@Tokkelos - Welcome to the forum! :thumbs_up:

Xerry trail sounds fantastic!(definitely on my 'to do' list!) :D

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:36 am 
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TOKKELOS , Betelgeuse , any news ?

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 Post subject: Re: KGALAGADI:!Xerry Trail
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Im leaving for a camp visit this coming Monday, I will report back on all the activities as soon as im behind the pc again, i will be reporting on all the questions of the !Xerry trail.

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 Post subject: !Xerry Wilderness Trail.
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:58 am 
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I have just had the opportunity to do the 2 day trail from Nossob. I always wanted to see a trail getting started in the KTP and what a surprise it was to see there was one started.

Since I have done trails in Kruger I must say that the !Xerry trail was not only an awesome experience but an AMAZING experience. To sleep out for two nights in the dunes and getting serenaded by lions, hyenas, jackal ect. The walks on its own had a different beauty to them to explore areas which we will never know if a bushman and his family have travelled on as well. In a way you do feel a bit vulnerable sleeping out in a demarcated area under the stars with the barking geckos going grazy early morning late afternoon.

There are just so many things going on around you the whole time while walking it was quite difficult just to focus on specific thing.

If you are a person who loves being out there, then I would strongly recommend the !Xerry Wilderness Trail, I’m not just promoting the trail , but cant wait for the next one to start to get out in the dunes again.

I will on this tread post the sightings as well as interesting aspects of the trail after each trail.

Hope to see you on the trail soon
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 Post subject: Re: !Xerry Wilderness Trail.
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We would so love to do this trail and thought it would be great for our next visit....BUT, that is in FEB 2011 and I feel that would be just a bit toooo hot, so that's just another excuse to book another visit !! :D

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 Post subject: Re: !Xerry Wilderness Trail.
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:17 pm 
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You sure are going to be busy with all those threads, that you have started :big_eyes: But do you know what??? It is just wonderful to be in contact with somebody out there (Kgalagadi :wink: ) and get the fresh information from a person who knows what she is talking about :dance: :dance: Thank you Dannie, you are just great :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

Very seriously though, this is just what we have been asking for a long time and you have made it come true :thumbs_up: I wonder if the Mods have anything to do with this miracle :hmz:??


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 Post subject: Re: !Xerry Wilderness Trail.
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Dreamer,

Just maybe we will walk into another large male lion :cam:
You are right you will just have to book a trail in the cooler months Febr will be a bit too hot :whistle:

Micetta,

As long as im busy with what i have a passion for then it is not any trouble to try and keep you guys updated. If there is anything else you would like to discuss or have on the forum then please just ask and I will see if it could be done.

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 Post subject: Re: !Xerry Wilderness Trail.
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:52 am 
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