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ils-Kruger 23-26 September 2010

Unread postby ils » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:08 pm

Greeting to you all live from Kruger!!
It so great to be in Kruger again! Let me give you a quick update about what we have been up too!!
We were supposed to be in Tamboti yesterday evening and tonight! When we arrived to book in at Orpen, the gentelman at reception kindly informed me that there is a few problems with the tents at Tamboti as the Baboons have been having a royal time there and broke a few things. He told me that he can give me 2 choices, we can go to Tamboti for our 2 night stay, but we will have to move tents (don't really know why) or we can have a bungalow for the 2 nights at Orpen.
Well, this wa a bit of a though choice as we really wanted to stay at Tamboti, but we also did not want to pack everything out and then pack everything in again the next morning! So we decided to take him up on his offer for the bungalow at Orpen!
Let me tell you, we where reeally treated by the choice we made, as last night we had 2 honey badgers in camp and a genet right at our door and ellies at the waterhole!!
And just to make you guys :mrgreen: who are unfortunatly at home we had the following sightings this morning:
Buffs, Ellies, Lion, and wait for it SABLE!! and not just once, but 3 different herds!! This was really amazing!!

Will chat to you all soon!!!
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Re: Kruger 23-26 September 2010

Unread postby ils » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:37 am

Hi Everyone!! We are back from Kruger!! What a wonderfull trip!!!
Still did not get my pic of the hbs but, at least we saw them!!
Busy loading all the pics to tiny pic! Will write the full report soon!!
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Re: Kruger 23-26 September 2010

Unread postby ils » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:11 pm

For this trip I will not be writing a long story but will be adding my pics and answer question afterwards.

Here goes:

We arrived at orpen and wanted to check in, as mentioned earlier, the friendly man at reception informed me that there was a few problems with the tents at Tamboti and they will kindly upgrade us to a bungalow at Orpen at no extra cost!! We went for a short drive to make up our mind and decided that we will take him up on his offer!
We really enjoyed our stay at Orpen and will def be going back! We had so many great sightings around Orpen and even in Orpen by seeing Honey badgers and genets close up. Unfortunately we were not able to take any pics of our nightly visitors!
We where very lucky to see Sable 3 times in 1 day on the gravel road close to orpen!
Our 2 day stay at Orpen was wonderfull. After Orpen we headed towards Satara for our final day and also had a great stay there! On this trip we saw 5 different lion prides in 3 days and marked on our map where we saw them! Will post the pic of the map a bit later! We where amazed at the close proximity of these lion prides to one another.

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Re: Kruger 23-26 September 2010

Unread postby ils » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:36 pm

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Re: Kruger 23-26 September 2010

Unread postby ils » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:42 pm

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Re: Kruger 23-26 September 2010

Unread postby ils » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:46 pm

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Re: Kruger 23-26 September 2010

Unread postby ils » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:30 pm

can anyone help with the id of the last bird in my tr? I cant make out if its a juvenile martial or african crowned eagle? Please help!
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Re: Kruger 23-26 September 2010

Unread postby Kamadejo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:47 pm

I would rather say juv. Martial Eagle, but I'm not an expert. :redface:
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