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deidre
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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby deidre » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:55 pm

Hi Guys, I'm back and had a awesome time. Will post my photo's, video's and report this week. :wink:

PS: We had lion and hyena battling for their share of a wildebeest carcass about 80m from our A-frame. More to follow...

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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby deidre » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:51 pm

Some photo's of the Sweni Trail

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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby Merel » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:03 pm

Wauw. :thumbs_up: Did you see the lion on foot or from the car?
Nice chairs to relax.
I will do this trail in November. Do you also have some pics of the huts?

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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby deidre » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:38 pm

Thanx Merel, it was taken from the game driving car on our way to the 2nd day's sundowner, lucky as the lion did not like the attention very much :twisted:
I'll post some photo's of the huts. Have you done the Sweni trail before?

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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby deidre » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:28 pm

I have only 2 photo's of the huts.

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Our rangers, Obed and Julius

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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby jacks » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:03 pm

Wow Deidre.. nice pics :D
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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby Merel » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:47 pm

Lions on the way to a sundowner.
Don't you just love those sundowners!
Thanks for the photos of the hut Deidre; looks good to me.
I have done most Wilderness Trails once, accept for Wolhuter and Sweni.
The Sweni is always quickly fully booked.
I cannot wait to be there.

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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:57 am

Deidre , your pics have spurred me on ... what memories ...
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Dec 2005 , these were my guides , this could have been taken on the same ridge as the pic of Obed & Julius .
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At the Sweni crossing near Marabou windmill , Dec 2004 .
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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:47 pm

WOW :shock: ! Amazing picture of that lion - she does NOT look happy with you looking at her meal... I'm glad to hear you were in the vehicle at that time... :big_eyes:
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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby sanyrob » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:44 pm

We are planning to do the Sweni Trail in late September 2011.
Do you think it's a good time to do the trail?
Is there a lot of game during this period??
This November we've been in Nyalaland and just start raining while we were there?
In general, when do the rains start in the sweni region???
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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:55 am

The rains tend to start around October , so Sweni should offer good sightings and visibility at the end of September as game should be concentrated around permanent water as there should be little water in wallows and depressions .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:40 pm

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Sweni camp March 1991 .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby bambazonke » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:24 pm

sweni

this is the first wilderness trail eldest son and I did together, he got the trail as a 13th birthday present, and even though we went on the others including his brother when he reached the magic age, he still talks about this one the most (hunting for spiders by torchlight) What fun!!! NOT
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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby deidre » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:34 am

Hi Guys,

I've started a website about the Kruger Wilderness Trails at www.africaskyblue.com where I've uploaded some trail videos and photos. My husband Arno has also written some stories about our experiences if you are interested.

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Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:07 am

:thumbs_up: Deidre !
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.


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