Hi to all!!
Well, I am really really excited!
After about 6 or 7 years away from the park, it is time to re-visit it in December 2012.
And all my previous visits was on film, so really a new digital experience for me, laptop, downloading, all the excitement of the days sightings every evening!
And yes, I have been to the KTP in December, and knows what to expect in terms of the heat! Saw 80% of the lions north of the second dune road to Unions End on that trip!
But Mariette, the lucky lady that will accompany me on her first ever trip to this region, have only read previous trip reports on the heat, as well as Margie Mills' experience of the heat during their research on the two hyena species.
In short, our travel log looks like this!
We will depart from Pretoria on Saturday, 22 December 2012.
We overnight in Upington. For her to experience the camels at the police staion, etc!
Sunday we will travel past Noenieput and Koopan-Suid, and stay at Kalahari Trails, with Prof Anne Rasa and her team! My first ever trip to the park was way back in 1994 if I remember correctly, the June/July holidays! Only for two days, first night at Twee Rivieren, next at Nossob and then back to Upington! And I experienced the kalahari at its coldest the night in Nossob! But saw lions on both days, and that got me hooked to the park! First sighting was at Melkvlei! Second around Dikbaardkolk!
My next visit was in January 1996, alone, in my Nissan Sentra, and that was another experience!! All the water in a normal sedan vehicle!! But I made it!
Then I moved to LandRover, and am happy ever after!
Monday the 24th, will take us to Nossob! Christmas & New Years Eve in Nossob!
The first evening of 2013 is spend at Gharagab Wilderness Camp! Been to Grootkolk before, but sounds as if Gharagab is something really unique!
Then down to Mata Mata for 3 evenings, before heading back to Pretoria, not sure if I must do the Vanzylsrus / Hotazel route on the way back!
And back in Pretoria on Sunday, 6 January 2013!
Looking forward to meeting many of you on the way, and once back, I will for sure post a full trip report with photos!
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