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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Longest was 28 days .. so I am way behind some of you mites . sigh wont be there until at least 2014 .. :(

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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:24 am 
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My Longest stay was two months,
We also did the park from South to North camping all the way :dance:
The longer your stay the longer you want to stay :clap: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
Maybe my next stay will be three months :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:53 am 
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ossendryver wrote:
And did you all get to see an incredible sighting on these long trips?


Ossy, I do find that sightings take another nature when in Kruger such a period. No longer do you search for the Big5, no longer you get exited only about the Lion in the road. You start to enjoy nature to the fullest, start making mental notes of animal behaviour, start looking for small stuff, and the big stuff just falls in place. Really different to a short visit. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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I can't wait to experience that!


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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:32 pm 
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Here at Satara now on day 13 and another 12 days to go...never bored ...feels like heaven on earth.
Up every day at 4.30am and sightings every day.
5 x leopard sightings
7 x Lion sightings
1 python sighting
2 x Cheetah sightings
1x wild dog sighting
1 x Civet sighting

Lots of birds especially raptors...lovely buff herds...Ellies,Rhino,Hippo and my gosh the beauty of Kruger...green and so gorgeous!

We have been so very lucky...rightplace a the right time.
Within 1 minute of entering Malalane Gate a leopard sighting close to the road
Crocodile Bridge.... lions and cubs in trees
leopard stalking Impala
5 cheetahs to ourselves on the road for at least 30 minutes
lioness and cub on the road... also no one else 30+ minutes
Got lots of pics so will attempt a first trip report...gosh we are blessed...gotta get some sleep now up at 4am!!
Janice E

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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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After that quick summary, you have to give us a TR, it's only fair! :)


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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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WOW, Our longest has been 18 nights... It was an amazing trip!

We will be staying in the park for 16 nights and just outside for 2 nights later on this month.
Excited is an understatement!!!

One day when I'm a retired Ballie, I hope to spend a few months.
Better start saving now!

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Crocodile Bridge 2 nights 26/12/2012
Tamboti 2 nights 28/12/2012
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Malelane 4 nights 07/01/2013
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate 2 nights 11/01/2013


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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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Our upcoming trip 20th December will be our longest (15 days).

I will also be our first camping experience. We will staying in Satara and Lower Sabie and i dont think it will be nearly enough time, but we will be making the most of it.

Hope to see some of you there :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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I just came back from my 17 day trip!

Was unbelievable! I can't believe it's over.

I already wish I was back.


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18 days, normally go for 10 days twice a year.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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Ossendryver, welcome back!
How many more days do you recommend next time :wink:

We have managed 15 days, and it was numbing driving out and forcing the car back to OR Tambo airport. Next trip will be 18 days with every moment of our holiday at KNP (apart from the drive in and out). Somewhere around the 6 day mark it ceases to become chasing the days, but much more timeless; as others have indicated.
We are very lucky to have covered most seasons, and honed our tracking and route choosing skills ... and spoken in depth with very knowledgable rangers and staff.

Anyways, enough of that, where's your trip report? :)


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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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ossendryver wrote:
hehe, next time I would definitely recommend 365 days.
But it was an awesome experience!

Ill definitely start a TR soon. But more of the photos.
stay tuned! :)
what a super good idea... 365 days and a TR :dance: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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Just before moving to the UK we spent 28 days there in Nov/Dec 2003. Started with the Metsi Metsi trail and then went up North and camped all the way down to the South. Was one of the best experiences ever. These days alas I can only go for about a week at a time but still try go every year.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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10 days. Usually our visits last between 3 and 8 days.

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Just spent 27 nights in the park, altho not quite as long as 31 which was our longest. :D

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