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How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby Umar_Daya » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:57 pm

The subject speaks for itself. This could be a fountain of knowledge if we can identify the forumites who are more priveledged. Eg finding out animal seasonal patterns etc. Keeping in contact would be an honour!

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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby Bundi » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:17 am

HI Umar

As you can see by my signature, we try and go as often as possible. We actually spent the past weekend in Berg-en-Dal and had a great time. On Saturday we broke some kind of a record by spotting lion eight times during the day. On Friday afternoon we also saw leopard and then yesterday to cap it all saw how a herd of elephant chased away 4 cheetah from a water hole.

And I got to meet MGoddard and Click click at one of the lion sightings.

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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby Umar_Daya » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:29 am

That's fantastic! On which roads exactly did you encounter all of these? On average how many times do you go in a year? I also go whenever I get even half a chance. Do you have a bb? I'd love to keep in contact and sap out as much information as I can from you, or even email. I want a deeper understanding of the predators and special antelope as well as the highly rare such as aardvark etc. Specifically in Kruger

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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:03 am

We go regularly twice a year, plus another bonus trip any time if I can somehow sneak that past SO! :whistle:

Our regular trips are in February and May/June every year.

We normally call our Feb. trip, our birding trip and the later one our animal trip, but having said that have had wonderful sightings at either time, including 2 Caracal kittens in the Punda Maria area in Feb in 2010 being one of the highlights. :D
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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby Bundi » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:10 am

Umar I am by no means an expert, but will answer all the questions I have answers for. I have BB, but prefer e-mail. I will PM you my mail address now.

By the way the lion sightings were on the S113, 2 on the H10, 2 on the H4-1, 3 on the H1-2.

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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby noel » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:43 pm

I try to go 4 times a year, to cover the seasons.

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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby Pjw » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:06 pm

We go at least 4times a year :roll:
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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby Umar_Daya » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:03 pm

I would like to make a group on bb with all the 'regulars' just because a group has a limiting factor of 30. Do you think this is a good idea? I have Bridgeman the ranger at l.sabie as a contact and I'll try to get others that are based in Kruger. I have such a raw passion for Kruger and this could be a way for me and like minded people to satisfy our thirst for a deeper understanding of the park. The reason I'm using BB as a mode is because its instant and I am in a group already that works fantastically, so I KNOW it will work. One aspect of which is the sightings, which is really useful. What do the rest of you think?

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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:11 pm

Umar, you sound like a person after my own heart.

How often do I go to Kruger? Not often enough, I'm afraid. I try to get there every 8-10 weeks, but this year it was not possible. It has been a whole 10 months since I was last in Kruger, and I have bad, bad withdrawal symptoms.
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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:49 pm

:twisted: going "only" every 1 1/2 - 2 years... :?
but going :dance:
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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby bert » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:02 pm

Once a year
but if possible twice
Done so the previous 2 years

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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:24 pm

UD, would non bb users be able to belong to the group?

We try and go as often to KNP as we can - and it is never enough. Living a 2000km drive from the park, we make our trips nowadays longer to make the drive worth the while. Last year we spent between 8 - 9 weeks in the park, and it looks like this year it will be about 6 weeks.
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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby Bushbaby30 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:45 pm

This year so far has been 3 times with 2 trips still coming... Next years trip are already lining up as well. :dance:
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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby tent dweller » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:37 am

Hello Umar, we go once a year ( 2weeks in July), wish we could go at least 4 times a year to cover all the seasons BUT July is wonderful, cold in the evevnings and early mornings and warm during the day. When we are in the park in July we normally stay in one southern camp for at least 2 days and then spend the rest of our holiday in our beloved north.
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Re: How often do you go to Kruger?

Unread postby forestgump » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:16 am

Often , normally 3 nights at month end with a 2 week stay at year end, Easter etc, plus day trips, now and again.
This year I will be deserting Kruger in December for Kgalagadi , though.
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