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Tobieo From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey Feb12

Unread postby Tobieo » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:27 pm

:think:

Please join me on a photo journey of our recent trip to KNP. It will again be very little narration as I trust that the photos will tell a story better than I ever can imagine to do.....

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Our itinerary was Lower Sabie 2 to 4 Feb and Skukuza 5 to 7 Feb. Although I was in two minds to change our Skukuza nights to another camp (Lake Panic was closed after the floods) I decided to take the chance that it might be reopened in time for our visit.

The question in my mind was how has Kruger reacted to the recent flood damage (part of the normal weather cycles...) and how has it changed since our brief visit in Dec 2011.

Jump on the bus and please help to keep the wheels rolling :thumbs_up:
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:41 pm

After an early departure from Pretoria (to try to beat the traffic) and a nice breakfast on the way we arrived at Lower Sabie just after lunch time.

Getting out of the car was a shock!! It was hot and very humid, almost like a sauna. This is so different from KTP where it is a drier more acceptable heat. Even the plants in camp were suffering.

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The devastating power of the water was clearly visible all over the park

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Even Tshokwane was not spared

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the positive side was the changes the rain brought, here the old and the new

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and at the end of the day

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(tbc)
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June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:16 am

Our lodging for the next three days

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and the view from the lawn in front of our chalet

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some of our noisy visitors

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although they did not all like being photographed

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(tbc)
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:07 pm

Some young ones.....

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(tbc)
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:49 am

Some hungry ones

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and a lazy one

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(tbc)
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:35 pm

The shy ones...........

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and one hiding even further...

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(tbc)
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:51 pm

Vinkie, anne-marie and Vlakvarkvrou thank you for the comments.

You won't believe what I missed. I met the pride early in the morning at the Salitje (S128) and S29 Crossing. We were 3 cars at the sighting. After the lions disappeared into the bush, I turned right on the S28 in the direction of the Mlondozi dam. The one car continued on the Salitje road towards Skukuza. The pride returned to the road and the car followed. They later came across a python in the road (which the lions did not see) As the lions came within striking distance the python went for one of the cubs but missed (cub jumped) The lion then very quickly surrounded the python (in the road!!!!) and it was apparently a very special sight. They all in a circle threatening the python.... After a few minutes show down both sides calmed down and the lions left and python sailed away. All this while I was on a different road but it was not my lucky day. :wall:
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:03 pm

Just a sneak preview of what is to follow..... :big_eyes:

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:08 pm

Yippee also the spotted one (although with a sore eye)

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(tbc)
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:55 pm

and the wet ones......

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(tbc)
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:31 am

and the colourful ones from Lake Panic (cropped so not very clear :redface: )

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(tbc)
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June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:45 pm

and some more of the Lake Panic inhabitants......

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(tbc)
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:36 pm

Some feathered ones....

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(final stop coming up :cry: )
June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala

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Re: From sauna to shower KNP Feb 2012 photo journey

Unread postby Tobieo » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:49 pm

and some odd ones to end off with......

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and unfortunately this brings the bus to an abrupt stop....

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June 2015 KNP and Sabie Sands
Sept 2015 Masai Mara
Oct 2015 Mana Pools
Nov 2015 Addo, KNP and Mokala


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