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Michael Borcherd Falling in Love with the Kalahari-2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:58 am

Morning Everyone,

Well we are back from a 15 day wonderful holiday in the Kgalagadi & this time just the two of us (last year friends of ours invited us to join them so they could show us the KTP & we just fell in love with it).

I’m not much of a writer, so will be more of a “photo trip report”

Our itinerary was as follows

• 1 Night Twee Rivieren
• 2 Nights Kielie Krankie (our first time staying here)
• 1 Night Nossob
• 2 Nights Grootkolk (our first time staying here)
• 1 Night Nossob
• 3 Nights Mata Mata (our first time staying here)
• 5 Nights Urikaruus

Due to the heat & lack of rain or overcast weather, most predators only moved in the very first hour or two in the morning, so photo opportunities were less than last year (of predators, but of course lots of other models to photograph LOL), we still saw plenty and just enjoyed every moment of being back.

Hope you enjoy the trip with us & all glory to God for my photo's.

Cheers
Michael
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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:27 pm

1 Night Twee Rivieren - 26th December 2011

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:47 am

27th & 28th December 2011 - Kielie Krankie

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:13 pm

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:01 am

Thanks so much all - here are the last few from sightings while staying at Kielie Krankie

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:48 pm

Thanks so much all again for following along & all the replies

We spent two nights at Nossob - one on the way up to Grootkolk & one on the way down
Did not see much at all in this area, so very few pics

29th December and 1st January - Nossob

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:50 am

30th & 31st December - Grootkolk

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:24 pm

Grootkolk Continued

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More to follow shortly :dance:

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:49 am

Grootkolk Continued

On our last morning, we had showered, made coffee & tea and while doing our devotions, we hear Duke from outside "LION" (thanks so much Duke & Sharifa)

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They moved off a little way after drinking and then this guy came for a drink

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After he left, we started packing the car (thinking that was it) when a noticed a dark shape coming to the waterhole - my first

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The Lioness's were still close by and kept an eye on the Brownie & watched it leave ...

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When suddenly a second appeared (very nervous) had a quick drink & then suddenly took off ... what a morning at Grootkolk

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A little later the one Lioness came for another drink (I had now joined Mark at unit 1 - thanks Mark), did I say what a great morning at Grootkolk?

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tbc ...

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:23 pm

You are all very kind - thank you

Grootkolk Continued

On our drive to Nossob for one night and then we would move on to Mata mata, we came across this scene - only in the KTP

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:21 am

Mata Mata - 2nd, 3rd & 4th January 2012

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:21 am

Thanks so much for staying "on board" and sorry for the delay - work been hectic & sad family news.

Back to Mata Mata, our first morning started off with this at the waterhole by the hide

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and the fisrt day finished with the same trio back at the waterhole

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:57 pm

Mata Mata Continued

Our time at Mata Mata was very quite with regards to the BIG cats, but as you know the KTP is filled with all sorts of other "goodies" to photograph

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:46 pm

Thanks so much everyone

Mata Mata Continued

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Re: Falling in Love with the Kalahari - 2nd Trip

Unread postby Michael Borcherds » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:47 pm

Mata Mata Continued

The last few pic's from our time at Mata Mata, but some of my favourite from the whole trip

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