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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby markipooh7 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:01 am

Does anyone have any updates on rain in the central and northern park? Cannot wait for a long overdue visit in winter and just don't want my favorite place in the universe to be too dry (and I know winter is pretty dry).
Sounds like the south has gotten more than it needs.

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby Tessa G » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:43 pm

We got back from Kruger on the 10th Jan, after spending the best time ever at Shingwedzi, Letaba and Tamboti. The park had a lot of rain in December, not sure what it has done since the 10th though. It is looking 'like a park' :lol: with everything sooo green and even the Shingwedzi River had water, Red Rocks too.

Have a look at some of the scenic shots on my TR below and it will give you an idea.

Enjoy your' long overdue' trip, I am :mrgreen:
TR: 11 DAYS BACK HOME IN KRUGER WITH TESSA AND DAVE 2014/2015

December 2015/2016 in Kruger - From Top to Tail
17 - 19 Punda Maria
20 - 22 Shingwedzi
23 - 25 Letaba
26 - 01 Tamboti
02 - 06 Lower Sabie

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby markipooh7 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:00 pm

Thanks Tessa. Those are some gorgeous pictures! Your scenic pics are great and those leopard pics. Wow!

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby Tessa G » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:16 pm

Thanks Markipooh7, it was a fantastic trip. :D
TR: 11 DAYS BACK HOME IN KRUGER WITH TESSA AND DAVE 2014/2015

December 2015/2016 in Kruger - From Top to Tail
17 - 19 Punda Maria
20 - 22 Shingwedzi
23 - 25 Letaba
26 - 01 Tamboti
02 - 06 Lower Sabie

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby tent dweller » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:18 am

We entered the park on 21 December, through the Phalaborwa gate, it was boiling hot, we stayed at/in Shingwedzi for 2 nights, boy, was it hot??!!!!, we moved on to Letaba where it was even hotter, we watched storm clouds gather for 3 days in a row but nothing would happen, on day 4, we were in the pool at 7am, it was so hot already, we saw storm clouds gathering, they disappeared, only to regroup later, there was a loud of thunder and of course lightening, we were in our safari tent, the wind was blowing and then all of a sudden it started raining, huge drops fell at first then they became smaller and more, it rained for a few hours, it was awesome, the temp in our car dropped by 17 degrees, that was the beginning of the rain, it did rain more during our trip but it was fine, soaking rain, which was always very welcome
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby hilda » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:14 pm

Must have been wonderful with some rain tent dweller! :dance: :dance:

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby tent dweller » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:47 pm

hilda, the rain was most welcome and we had such amazing sightings while driving around in the rain
PRETORIUSKOP 20 - 21 December 2015
TAMBOTI 22 - 24 December 2015
OLIFANTS 25 - 27 December 2015 (with a view)
LETABA 28 - 31 December 2015
MOPANI 01 - 03 January 2016 (with a view)
PRETORIUSKOP 04 -06 January 2016

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Rain in Kruger

Unread postby shrew » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:37 am

Hi all

We are going to be in the Kruger Park in a months time (Going North)
I was wondering if anyone knows if there has been rain up north in the last few months or are all the river beds and waterholes dry.

Thank you

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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby Oumie » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:43 pm

It is very dry all over. The rivers are are not full...just a small trickle. Some of the water holes are dry. Yet we have seen some of the smaller rivers have some water in. But still a great place to be :D
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Re: Rain in Kruger

Unread postby wildebeeste » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:13 pm

Oumie, We spent a month in Kruger - all of May. It was our 8th visit to the Park as we go every May from Australia. We have never seen the Park so dry, yet the vegetation was quite high. We had a huge thunderstorm with an enormous amount of lightning and thunder at Lower Sabie on the night of 10 May 2015. It poured with rain and the waterholes filled up somewhat and the effects of the storm went for quite a way up north. Satara upwards was dry so the rain didn't reach there. Nsemani Dam was very low and Girivana was dry mud although the troughs had water. Mopane was drier than normal but there was decent water in the rivers.


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