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 Post subject: Olifants Sightings
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:40 pm 
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moment of silent on game night drives

when ever you get a chance to go on a night drive here in kruger never miss a chance of enjoying the experience of being there at night, just ask your guide to give you a moment of silence with all the lights off and look at all those fire flys flashing left and right, im telling you will never get such filling any where else in the world, sometimes you get lucky enough and here lions roaring very close and all those night jars...woow! very very! nice



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 Post subject: Re: moment of silent on game night drives
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:42 pm 
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Hi Bridgeman

We recently had that experience in the middle of somewhere and nowhere. Spot on. :thumbs_up: :tongue: Welcome to the Forum. :dance: :clap: You work at Oliphants Camp as a guide? Please elucidate.

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 Post subject: Re: moment of silent on game night drives
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Ah yes - one of my more memorable drives was from Lower Sabie. The wind was howling, there were storms on the way and no animals to be seen. Irving stopped the bus and asked us to bear with him and we'd get a treat. I was watching an amazing electrical storm to my left and a spectacular moon rise to my left. Something I will never forget.

Welcome to the forums, Bridgeman. We'd love to hear more about your experiences at Olifants, if you have the time to spare to share with us.

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 Post subject: Re: moment of silent on game night drives
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Hi Bridgeman ... welcome!

Always great having SANParks people on the Forums!

Do share some of your experiences with us. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: moment of silent on game night drives
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Hi Bridgeman, welcome to the Forum! It would be very nice to hear about your "special moments"! :D


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 Post subject: Re: moment of silent on game night drives
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Welcome bridgeman,
I will certainly take your advice at my next night drive, probably at Olifants :D
Hope to hear more from you (maybe some highlights of your life as a guide :wink: ) in the very next future!

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 Post subject: Re: moment of silent on game night drives
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Hi Bridgeman, clearly you are a wonderful guide who sees past just looking for animals and wants the visitor to see, hear and smell all that Kruger has to offer. That's my type of guide :thumbs_up:. Keep us 'posted'..... (excuse the pun) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: moment of silent on game night drives
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Welcome to the forum Bridgeman and looking forward to many more posts

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Warm welcome Bridgeman, great that you have joined us, please do keep us updated with all your interesting stories.
While on the night drive with Su-M from Punda Maria in Mar. she turned off all the lights and we sat for a minute in total darkness but not silence as the croaking of the frogs was absolutely deafening. :wink:
Fantastic experience. :D

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Great, some more stories from the bush by those who live there :thumbs_up:

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Welcome Bridgeman
I can see this thread taking off and I'm also waiting anxiously for more stories from our Mites :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: moment of silent on game night drives
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A very warm welcome to you Bridgeman. :D You sound like the knd of guide who communicates true bush magic 8)

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Welcome bridgeman !! !! :clap: Cannot wait to hear some stories !! :dance:


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Good to hear from you , Bridgeman !

On walks I actually go as far as asking for silence at breakfast times in order to hear the sounds of the wilderness , but alas , few people are able to appreciate the need ....

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Hi Bridgeman, welcome to the forum :)

I agree with you totally, what a great experience. This should also be done for some stargazing if possible (unless Olifants offers the astronomy experience again).

By the way, I was one of your passengers on the sunset drive on Thursday night last week (2 leopard, african wild cat etc). The stop on the low-level bridge with all the fire flies was indeed fantastic. (Pity I didn't realise the lenscap on my video camera was still on, I just thought it couldn't pick up the fireflies :redface: ). Also, you had at least 4 forum members on that drive (me and the Prings).

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