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 Post subject: Christo's short visit to Kruger
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:26 pm 
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I've been working in the area and decided to sleep in Kruger at night. Only been there four days and worked more than I did gameviewing, but will mention a few highlights of the stay:

Civet (S28)
African wild cat
Sable
Common reedbuck
Leopard (Kanniedood dam).
Trumpetter hornbill (Croc. river road)
Bushbuck horning the mud (Pafuri)
Python (Dzundzwini)
Large lion pride (more than 12) on H3 near
Ground hornbills at play in small appleleaf tree (group of six)

Saw plenty "general" game like rhino, small prides of lion, elephant, buffs, hyaena, Hippo, etc. Missed out on AWD and cheetah however.

I nearly bumped into a large male lion at Ratelpan hide. Fortunately his mind was set on crossing the stream and I made sure I got into the hide a.s.a.p.

Birding was very rewarding with 17 ground hornbills spotted in 4 days.

Many camps are now busy with renovations and alterations, but it was handled discreetly and did not bother tourists.

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Great way to get through 4 days of work. Very rewarding sightings, Christo. :D
Where abouts did you see the sable?


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On the H1-1 between Pretoriuskop and the Shitlhave dam. It was very misty(+- 5:00) and this huge bull appeared as from nowhere and then disappeared again in the mist. Almost a spiritual moment.

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