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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby Hugh » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:39 pm

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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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby manicwalker » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:24 am

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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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby Scipio » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:53 am

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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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby ossendryver » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:44 pm

I can't wait to experience that!

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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby JaniceE » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:32 pm

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!!
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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby ossendryver » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:15 am

After that quick summary, you have to give us a TR, it's only fair! :)

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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby mitch » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:45 am

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!
Crocodile Bridge 2 nights 26/12/2012
Tamboti 2 nights 28/12/2012
Satara 5 nights 30/12/2012
Skukuza 3nights 04/01/2013
Malelane 4 nights 07/01/2013
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate 2 nights 11/01/2013

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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby hennieg » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:02 pm

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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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby ossendryver » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:41 pm

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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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby Carol g » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:16 pm

18 days, normally go for 10 days twice a year.
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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby zivvy&muffin » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:59 pm

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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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:24 am

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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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby Toddy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:32 am

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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Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:50 pm

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

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:23 pm

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