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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:21 pm 
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awesomeness. i kindly feel :mrgreen: just to think you guys see african wild cats so often. they're really special animals. keep up the good work. and post a pic of those felines please?

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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We saw a leopard hunting impala on the rvier behind the restaurant on 13th October. Very brief and distant (bins) view! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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Saw a lot of big tusker and had a lion waking up the whole camp by roaring right next to the restaurant. There must be two different leopards near the camp - but we didn't see them :(

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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Wow sounding great in Letaba of late! :D
Coming to Letaba from 16-18 Nov :dance:

I'm coming with my folks and they don't like long drives ...
so we have time for about 5 game drives of about 60km or less.
Which roads are best to take? Never been there before.
We will do an early morning drive and an afternoon drive every day :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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Hi Cheetah2111! Wonderful that you'll be in letaba soon!

60 km... :hmz: ...our favourite drive was longer - we went north and did the s50 , then the s143 - and back H1-6 - that's an awesome route.

For 60 km i would recommend you in the morning:

H9, then into the S131, turn right into S47 then S95 and back to camp - about 40 kilometers

It's along the Tsendze river, seen beautiful birds, saddle billed storks, fresh lion tracks, ellies and many common game there

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H1-6 left into the Tsendze loop S48 and back the H1-6 - very good for lions at Tsendze loop and leopards the first km H1-6 near the camp (abot 55 kilometers)

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H9/S69/H9/S96/S131 (40 km) - seen big buffalo herds, kingfishers, ellies and hyaenas there

For the evening drive i would take:

S46/S94 or S46 and H1-5 and the the few kilometers up to letaba bridge (sundowner) and back to camp - there were always very large tuskers in the afternoon near the tar road around the camp and the local leopard showed itself (not to us :( ) near the street and in the trees - the 5 kilometers around the camp always delivered great sightings!

Have a great time!

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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Thank you so much that was very helpful!
I don't feel its right calling you rookie though. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
What does that make me?? :lol: :lol:

But yes thank you i noted your suggestions down in my plans!
Very excited its my first time going to Letaba! :dance: :dance:

Sorry about the leopard getting away from you. it was quite naughty of it

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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Letaba is a wonderful camp - there's so much to see in the riverbed from the restaurant, not much traffic around it, many routes to go, so much animals around, helpfull staff and and and....just have a look in my TR - three days Letaba are comming wih all details :D
I'm sure you will love letaba!!

P.S: Met people who were very thrilled about the walk and sundowner drives there - maybe you'll like to do one :huh:

Greetings

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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I would definately be keen to do BOTH! A walk in the bush and sundowner sounds fantastic! :) :thumbs_up:
I didn't know about either! Thanks Micheal

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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Thats right rookie 2009 , letaba is the best camp. shingwedzi is also nice.
in the night , you can see something from the restaurant. i have a digital nightvision . so i can see very good in the night. and i can tell you , that the river in the night is a very good place for fantastic scenery.
i must long waiting , to comme back for 20 nights in the park. greetings

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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I have done my only 2 Kruger walks from Letaba. The guides are really good, and we had a great time.

Sunset rides have been a bit disapointing, but one differs a lot from the next and we were unlucky.

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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I'll be heading for Letaba this coming long weekend for 2 nights. :clap: I haven't been to Letaba for years . I've spent all of my recent visits in the south of the park.
Which are the best roads for game? :huh: :huh: Obviously the big five go without saying but the last time I went to the north, we saw sable as well as tsesebe.That must have been about 4 years ago.
PLease help with the best morning drive route I could take.


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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If you see sable, why worry about the boring 5? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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I saw Eland at the open area around 3km north of the bridge over the Letaba river a couple of weeks ago. Great sighting :dance: Worst was that most of the cars that drove past just kept going - not interested at all :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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Good for you, you got to spend more time
with them without being bothered to much :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Letaba Sightings
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Graeme & Nicky wrote:
Good for you, you got to spend more time
with them without being bothered to much :clap:


Spot on :thumbs_up:

A quick pic - there were 7 in total.

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