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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:55 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:51 pm 
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Some photo's of the Sweni Trail

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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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I have only 2 photo's of the huts.

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Our rangers, Obed and Julius

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


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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:57 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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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 .

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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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Sweni camp March 1991 .

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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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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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 Post subject: Re: Sweni Wilderness Trail
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:thumbs_up: Deidre !

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