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 Post subject: STOP!!!!!! Go back a little.....
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:12 pm 
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STOP!!!!!.....go back a little....

What is KNP without this phrase, which inevitably turns into thoughtamousoureses (know what I mean (wink)) Graeme and I have just returned from a fabulous midyear break in KNP. Anyone interested in a trip report?


ImageDSC_0765 by Graeme and Nicky, on Flickr

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Image Please!!! :dance: :dance:

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What a question!

Yeeessssssss! :dance:

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Yes please :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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For sure you 2....... :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Oh yes ........ :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:


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Don't just sit there. start the report! :rtm: :D

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I agree with Rooiers -- stop keeping us in suspense and start writing.
Get this bus moving :D :) :lol: :lol:

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Where do we buy tickets for this buss? :hmz:
I am interested. :thumbs_up:
..or can I hope on with my Wild Card which gives me free access.... :dance:

Look forward to your Kruger experience, Graeme & Nicky :thumbs_up:
Love the start with 'braaibroodjies' yummy

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Thanks for the braaibroodjies as a starter.....now we just need the driver and guide for this bus! :dance: :dance:


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Thank you all for your bus ticket purchases. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce your travel guides to you:

In the driver seat you have Graeme (posting) and in the navigator seat you have Nicky (narrator).


Day 1

Finally, the 20th arrived. Anyone that loves Kruger will understand this statement to its fullest extent.
We left Pta around 09:30, after dropping off our furry friends at their hotel:-) and we were on our way. We were staying at Pretoriuskop on our first night and decided to enter at Phabeni gate. The anticipation grew as the tom-tom counted down the kms and then, finally, the first sign board came up. Not long know...only 10 kms....omg...what along 10kms it became!
Our reception at the gate was a friendly one although a bit slow (or were we just hasty) as the receptionist had to go look for the non-existent gate guard who was suppose to have given us the entry form, of which she had copies that magically appeared on her return from trying to find the guard:-)

A very wise old English lady once told me that it doesn’t matter whether you see big or small creatures; the magic is to appreciate each and everyone. We believe in this philosophy and in the honour of just being here, but man oh man; it is great to see bokkies (impala). You just know you have arrived.

Some areas around Pretoriuskop has been burnt recently resulting in less sightings, but we were lucky enough to see elephant, hippo, African Jacana and fish eagle when we stopped at Mestel dam.

Once in camp, we offloaded and then Graeme came to call me for our first tick, one of many I hope, of this trip....a pair of Purple Crested Turaco's.

ImageDSC_0762 by Graeme and Nicky, on Flickr

Aaaaahhhhh......

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Thanks for the beautiful photo Graeme and Nicky. What amazing colours these birds have. :cam: Looking forward to the continuation of our trip on this bus.

Hope we have roosterbroodjies again! :x :)


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Wow Graeme & Nicky! I'm so glad to have found your trip report! (Computer problems since Sunday, that's why I only found it now. SO is currently installing programs on the new computer, and I'm using his laptop.) :wink:

I can't believe you found TWO Purple Crested Turacos right from the start! We have been searching for them for many years, and only found one last year, hidden amongst leaves and branches! :dance: :dance:

Great start! Can't wait for the next episode! :popcorn:

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Fosho I'm on this bus!

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