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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:25 pm 
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The guests arrived late for the camp, which was just as well, as we were also running late after the lead guide had to come all the way to Malelane to fetch me. In the end we had to wait about 20mins for the last couple to arrive.

We took a slight detour on the way back to camp, not really a sundowner trip, but just a bit of an evening drive. It was getting cold and not many animals were about. After a good meal we all went to bed ready for an early morning wake-up call before leaving for the first walk of the camp.

The first walk was fairly long, and in an area I have not walked before. We saw rhinos, giraffe, kudu, duiker, steenbok, zebras, wildebeest while out on foot.

In the afternoon we parked at Jpnes' dam and walked in a loop from there. Again fairly quiet, but a lovely walk. The resident hippo watched us carefully, but did not put on a threat display as he did on a previous visit there.

Second morning walk was also in a new area for me......and again we had rhinos, this time having to take evasive action as we were in an area which did not allow good visibility and thus safety was compromised. We also saw several of the 'common animals'. We did see a very pregnant lioness, and a hyena on the way there.

In the afternoon we went to the elephant paintings......A shorter walk because the morning one had been quite long. Lovely giraffe watched us approach the paintings, and then slowly walked off after deciding we were OK.

We chose our sundowner spot overlooking a river......and had just got nicely set up when we heard a lion roaring very close. Partly for safety, and partly to try to find it, we quickly got into the vehicle, snacks distributed around the guests, and went to look for the lion.......sadly we did not find it. We finished the snacks at another stop!

This morning for the final walk we left camp on foot, and took a big loop coming back on the banks of the Sand River. We found a hippo sleeping in a shallow water-hole, and left quietly without waking it, otherwise only bushbuck and impalas were seen....but we heard hyenas.

So a good camp, and I look forward to the next one later next month!

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 Post subject: Re: needed a (permanent?) fix so.....
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Thanks for reporting back EJ always good to hear about the going ons in KNP
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EJ thanks for the short TR, sounds so nice, glad you enjoyed it :gflower:

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Lovely camp and great walks! :thumbs_up:

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:dance: nice to be able to walk like that in the bush... indeed a plus :clap:

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You saw nice things :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . Thanks for sharing. Now to get your car back .......


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Lovely sightings on these stunning walks EJ! :clap: :clap:

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EJ..Thanks for sharing your bush stories with us. :thumbs_up: ...you sure do know how to make me. :mrgreen:

Any further update on your car???? :evil:

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Still awaiting some GOOD car news!

Last night the bushbabies came to drink at my little bird bath.....so cute watching them. Later one was making a lot of distress noises in a tree next to the caravan. Went out with my red-filter spotlight, but could not see what was upsetting it. Eventually it jumped away and no more noise.

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EJ, sometimes I wonder if you'll ever get THAT car back, been far too long now :doh:

Wonder what was upsetting the little bush baby :hmz:

Must have been so nice watching it drink in the bird bath, so cut :clap: :clap:

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Must have been awesome to watch the Bushbabies drink from the bird bath EJ! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Oh! That car .... do you still want it back? :hmz:

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Oh! That car .... do you still want it back? :hmz:


I think it is not so much the car as the repairers who are the problem.....

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Will be unable to log in for a few days......going to do the Olifants backpack trail from tomorrow, so staying with friend tonight and leaving very early tomorrow morning. Back late Wednesday.

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Have a nice backpack trail :thumbs_up:

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Enjoy EJ! :dance: :dance:

Looking forward to read all about it later on! :thumbs_up:

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