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 Post subject: Night Drive, Sunset Drive, Early Morning Walk
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:12 pm 
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Hello,

we (family wit htwo 17 year old boys) will be in Kruger two first weeks in October 2014 starting in Punda Maria driving South.

We are planning to do one Night Drive (or Sunset Drive) and one Earl Morning Walk.

Which Camps are best for these activties?

We are self driving and booked in
- Punda Maria
- Shingwedzi
- Letaba
- Satara
- Lower Sabie
- Pretoriuskop

Our interests are seeing some for night/sunset drive lions, cheetah, Leopard or Hyana.
Early morning walk is to get close to elephant, rhino etc

Forsure, there is no guarantee at all, but I guess some places have better chance than others

Thanks in advance :-)
Holger


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 Post subject: Re: Night Drive, Sunset Dribe, Early Morning Walk
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:23 pm 
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Hello there and welcome.
A night or sunset drive from lower Sabie or Satara could be productive as far as the big cats are concerned.
I also suggest a tour to the historical site up on the hills (makuleka ruins) You are taken there by a guide and then its a walk up the hill its a beautiful area and I suggest you book it in advance from the Punda Maria camp.
A walk from any of the camps might have to seeing ellies ..
And do enjoy your holiday

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 Post subject: Re: Night Drive, Sunset Dribe, Early Morning Walk
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Warm welcome to the forum HolgerZ! :clap:

It really is difficult to predict and say which drive/walk will be better as its all about the moment.
but I guess Lower Sabie and Satara are both in very good sighting areas so your chances may be better but not guaranteed.

Maybe have a read through Info on walks taken from camps and Info Sunset/Night drives taken from camps to give you some ideas.

Enjoy your trip. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Night Drive, Sunset Dribe, Early Morning Walk
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A very warm welcome HolgerZ. What a wonderful itinerary.

You have been given some pretty good advice so far.

Letaba and Shingwetzi is prime elephant country. With some luch you might see some of the big tuskers. Rhino are more likely to be seen further south.

Pretorius Kop also has morning walks in a completely different eco zone and is know for its beautiful scenery.

If the rains have not set in properly, it can be productive to spend some time at the various waterholes and dams. The Transport dam, about 40kms from Pretorius Kop often attracts all kinds of game.

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 Post subject: Re: Night Drive, Sunset Drive, Early Morning Walk
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:10 pm 
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Hello again,

thanks for all of your advice :-)

We decided to book
Satara: Early morning & Night Drive
Lower Sabie: Sunset Drive

We will book tomorrow.

Potentially Shingwedzi for another night drive, but not sure yet. Potentially we will decide short notice

Thanks again
Holger


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 Post subject: Re: Night Drive, Sunset Drive, Early Morning Walk
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HolgerZ wrote:
Potentially Shingwedzi for another night drive, but not sure yet. Potentially we will decide short notice Holger

Those should be great drives and if you do decide on the Shingwedzi one, book as soon as you check in at the camp and it should be fine. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Night Drive, Sunset Drive, Early Morning Walk
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I was about to inform you that you should get your walks booked as soon as possible as they do tend to get booked up quickly. I done a walk form Satara last week it was really good. As for your expectation on getting close to animals on foot, I am afraid there will be a less chance of that, as the animals are very aware of the presence of people and tend to run away from you quickly but it is still a great experience to be out in the wild. Hope you enjoy it.


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 Post subject: Re: Night Drive, Sunset Drive, Early Morning Walk
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Thanks a lot Elephantears :-)

We made all our arrangements two days ago

One early morning walk, one afternoon drive and two night drives. All booked and confirmed :-)

We are starting in 8h from now on and I am looking forward for two exciting weeks....


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 Post subject: Re: Night Drive, Sunset Drive, Early Morning Walk
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Hi HolgeZ,
Glad to hear that your walk is booked and confirmed. Have a wonderful time in the park and hope the much needed rain will have come by the time you get there.


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