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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Still charging...
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Little ones on the bank is watching him huddling together...
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Then he sees another lion..charge...
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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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now he feel he has seen them off..Turned around...gave another trumpet and strolled off...

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As soon as the ellie was gone the grumpy female came down again to come and lie in the sand...
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oImage the others followed her down....

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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A few came down to the river...playing and chilling..
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Drinking water again...
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Playing while grumpy sits in the middle looking miserable...
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Chewing on the stick again...
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Geez...now it is getting very HOT...going to leave them to it and go to the picnic site for breakfast.
Got to the picnic site, while I am taking out the basket and SO the rest, I hear this lady laughing and pointing at us...well we were so surprised...friends of ours from JHB were also there having breakfast 8)
Did not even know they were in the park and staying at Satara :shock:
We were sad :( that we have to leave tomorrow, would have been nice to spend time with them in Kruger.
They invited us for supper at their bungelow....SO was very happy as there were nice salads :D
Wow what a nice day we had these 5 days in Kruger 8)
We heard from some people that that mega pride we saw today is actually bigger...30 lions in all, Some of the people saw them late in the afternoon at the same place, they say you just saw lions where you looked 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Forgot....we popped out to Girivane after our sleep....saw a carcass in the water with a croc eating it...was not there yesterday...poor buck was to close to the water so it got snagged..
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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Woke up early...realising we are leaving today :(
Got up very early...we are going out of Phabeni gate...so we kept on the tar...
Did not see much so early in the morning, was still dark. Drove slowly...saw a few animals far in the bush...
Getting nice and light now....aah our first sighting for the day....
The Rhino was with the Impala boys....
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Some where testing each other...
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Drove for a long time before we saw another animal...this hippo was still sleeping :D
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Stopped at Tshokwane for breakfast...nice toasted sarmie :D
As we turned onto the road towards Phabeni gate we saw this beautiful male 8)
He was sniffing the road...
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note the green leaf on his head, looks like a ribbon :lol:
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strolled over the road...
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strolling towards the bushes...
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Gone...

Wow what a lovely week we had :D :D

Now the next trip is to Kgalagadi end of April 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Our 5 nights in Kruger Dec2012
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Trrp-trrrrrrrr wrote:

Trust you will have super sightings when you go to KTP in April. :dance: ...hope there will be a TR :hmz:


Thanks :D

Hope to have a trip report...will be back from KTP on the 2nd of May...then leave for JHB on the 8th of may...then into Kruger on the 12th of May...cutting it fine. But if I do not get time for a trip report will do one when we get back from Kruger near end of June :wink:
oh my goodness it will be then 2 trip reports :big_eyes:

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