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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?
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:15 am 
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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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Longest I have been in the Kruger is 4 days but in 5 nights I will be there for 6 days :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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02/12/12-03/12/12 - Lower Sabie
04/12/12 - 06/12/12 - Satara
18/12/12 - Augrabies
19/12/12 -Twee Revieren
20/12/12 - Nossob
21/12/12 - 22/12/12 - Mata Mata
23/12/12 - 24/12/12 - Kalahari Tented camp
25/12/12 - 28/12/12 - Twee Revieren


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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:45 am 
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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
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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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:31 am 
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Will attempt my first trip report and photos....promise :think:
Back home on 10th December :cry:

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Balule 3 days
Satara 7 days
Lower Sabie 7 days
Skukuza 3 days
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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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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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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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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! :)


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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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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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 Post subject: Re: What's the longest you've been in Kruger for?
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This is very thought provoking. From memory my longest consecutive stint within KNP has been 2 weeks.

It was a bit of a debate prior as we weren't sure it was going to be too long..... Won't we get bored. Well that clearly didn't happen.

I would now happily spend a month in KNP if I could away from work for that long.

Will always remember overhearing and old Oom (long retired) who was checking in at Satara for circa 60 days after spending the same amount of time elsewhere. The look on the face of the lady at reception was a picture :sup:

One can dream.... :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

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