if my count is right I have about 121 days before leaving for Kruger: 2 nights Shimuwini, 1 night Mopani and 2 nights Sirheni. Already I am like a kid planning meals, routes, when to do what, picnic sites, BIRD HIDES and making list of species that I will be looking for. My little head is spinning!
My better half (not an avid birder) and my 2 kids (they are avid at being kids!) will be joining me and I figured that since my parents (not birders) had the will to take me to Kruger as a young child some 30 years ago, I will treat them to a Kruger visit (they haven't been since then).
Now then my conundrum
: I last saw Punda and Pafuri on my honeymoon some 13 years back and frankly I got more honeymooning done than bird watching. Considering that I will have the whole non-birding family in tow and that I will not be staying further north than Sirheni, would it be worth driving to Pafuri for some good birding or would it be better to look for some birding hot spots nearer to the camps where I will be staying, allowing more time with a great family
Any advice is welcome as long as it doesnt involve accidently leaving the famility at one of the look-outs
Some advice on which spots to visit would be great. Also, I've read of some good birding in the Olifants area - is it worth driving down to there?
Shimuwini: 22 June
Shimuwini: 23 June
Mopani: 24 June
Sirheni: 25 June
Sirheni: 26 June