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 Post subject: Marakele nightdrives.
Unread postPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 2:59 pm 
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Hi.
Can anyone tell me a bit more about night drives in Marakele? I'm specifically interested in the chances of seeing smaller nocturnal mammals - porcupines, seval, African wild cat, brown hyena, aardvark etc. Time frame is March.

Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Marakele nightdrives.
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:27 pm 
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Do they have night drives? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Marakele nightdrives.
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Leonmars wrote:
Hi.
Can anyone tell me a bit more about night drives in Marakele? I'm specifically interested in the chances of seeing smaller nocturnal mammals - porcupines, seval, African wild cat, brown hyena, aardvark etc. Time frame is March.

Thanks in advance!


Hi Leonmars,

On the Activity page for Marakele they only mentions Morning and Sunset Drives.

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Morning and Sunset drives available

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele nightdrives.
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:19 am 
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In Nov 2012 we had a night drive in the park from Haak & Steek Camp, so unless they have changed it, drives were available.

We had some good sightings of molesnake, springhare, aardwolf and a Rufous-cheeked Nightjar with two chicks from what I can remember.

Although the best part of the drive was when we stopped and switched off. On the distant horizon there was a thunder storm with lightning flashes, overhead the milky way in its fill glory, and absolute silence all around...


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 Post subject: Re: Marakele nightdrives.
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:22 am 
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Thanks for the reply Imax.......... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele nightdrives.
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:hmz: Isn't Haak & Steek Camp in Mokala NP, not Marakele??? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele nightdrives.
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 Post subject: Re: Marakele nightdrives.
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Thanks for spotting that Arks and Hippotragus........ :thumbs_up:

Imax I'll move your Mokala Night drive info over to Arid parks at a later stage.

Anyone else knows about night drives in Marakele??

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 Post subject: Re: Marakele nightdrives.
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:58 am 
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Thanks Arks,

I always get confuddled between the two :redface:


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