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Marakele: Sightings 2012

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:52 am

One from inside the camp..

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:54 am

Just love the Warties!

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:56 am

Taking a mudbath..

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby picnic » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:57 am

We have seen pigeons in Kruger and Kgalagadi, hope they found there homes. :thumbs_up:
Nice sightings. :dance:

I'm a pigeon fancier.

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:29 pm

Just hope it was not injured!

List of animals seen during the weekend:
Impala
Zebra
Bluewildebeest
Tsessebe
Giraffe
Warthog
Monkeys (fortunately not in camp!)
Baboons
Common duiker - also a first for us in Marakele
Kudu
Slender Mongoose
Squirrel
Elephants
White Rhino
Klipspringer
Njalas
Waterbuck
Blesbuck?

Missed out on the Mountain Reedbuck seen on every previous visit - must be the veldfires!? Also no Eland which was a disappointment.

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby Great Dane » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:17 pm

Great stuff Naomi :dance:

Have been away since you posted, now trying to catch up. Had any response on the 'Blesbuck'? Maybe try the what animal topic under mammals? Shouldn't really be Blesbuck around Marakele should it :?

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby naomi c » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:14 am

Hi there, Great Dane!

I followed your advice and posted the pic on the Mammal ID thread. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby MNJ001 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:55 am

Hi All. I am planning on making a trip down (or is it up) to Marakele from Johannesburg. Any advice on the best road to take and the state of these roads. I will be in a normal sedan, not a 4x4.
Also this is my first visit to the park, any advice on the park itself? Activities, the best places for game viewing etc...
I will be staying at Tlope. I read on some threads about the "big 5 section". Is this seperate from the rest of the park, and how long does it take to get there?

All advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Marakele - Sightings 2012

Unread postby vanderw » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:16 am

Hi,

We were in Marakele in October and saw an Oryx just before the entranse to the big 5 area. Have checked through various of the sighting threads as well as Marakele's information page and could not find any reference to Oryx's being in the area.

Anybody else seen one?

Chris


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