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 Post subject: Kruger live! DB & Hawk report'in
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Bushveld greetings from one of the most marvellous places on earth, the Kruger National Park!

I am sitting in the shade of a Jackalberry tree, 3 metres away from the southern fence of Skukuza camp where Hawk and I are spending four nights.

This is strictly speaking ‘part two’ of our trip to Kruger. ‘Part one’ was a precious family time of four days spent at Lower Sabie, Satara and Skukuza with our younger son and his wife before they returned home to the US. We took absolute delight in sharing the park with them as it is 15 years since they were last in Kruger, and watching their excitement and fascination in every single sighting – from warthog to lions. I desperately wanted them to see the Big 5 – but leopard evaded us despite much searching on our part. The last evening of their visit was the highlight with a wonderful sighting of a pride of 15 lion which came right down a river bed and then past the front of our vehicle parked on the causeway! They loved the entire Kruger experience, the camps, and atmosphere, everything the park has to offer.

So after heart wrenching goodbyes at KMIA on Thursday, we returned to the park for ‘Part Two’ and invite you to join us now as we spend the next six weeks in the Kruger National Park.

Every arrival at the park has to be recorded, so here are some pics to share our ‘re-entry’. We popped in at Pretoriouskop for lunch and then made our way back to Skukuza. Seems the kids were our lucky charms, (that or the animals are sulking in sympathy with us at their return to USA) as sightings the past two days have been slow. It is cooler and cloudy at the moment. But we are not complaining – we realise just how blessed we are to be here and are savouring every single second.

We did see some 'interesting' sightings ;) A huge animal gobbling up the long grass alongside the road from Numbi and someone's underwear near the causeway over the Sabie :hmz:

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A reminder of some of the rules

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The pool at Pretoriouskop which I visited yonks ago at the tender age of 8 months

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Lake Panic yesterday

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From the high water bridge over the Sabie

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger live! DB & Hawk report'in
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:57 pm 
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Thank YOU DB and Hawk .. Glad you had a great time sharing with your family and now we are going to have a great time when you share with all the mites.
Pictures bring back such memories . Oh and I am sure those blue undershorts belong to OWN His blue shorts have been missing for some time
Looking forward to more

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger live! DB & Hawk report'in
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DB & Hawk,

What a special time it must have been to spend quality time with your family..can't think of a more wonderful place to do this than in Kruger. :thumbs_up:

How awesome to think that you will be spending six more weeks there. :mrgreen: ...Stunning scenery shots.. :clap: :clap: ...*sigh*.. :mrgreen:

Lovely start and will be following TR with great interest. :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger live! DB & Hawk report'in
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Hi DB and Hawk. Greetings from EL. Wow 6 weeks! SO and I are saving madly to spend 6 weeks there next year so I am truly :mrgreen: . We look forward to seeing your photos, brilliant as usual. Thanks so much for sharing with us mites who can't be there. Lake Panic looks so serene as usual - one of my favourite places. Wishing you many wonderful sightings - leopard too! Regards, D.


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I know how special it is to spend quality time with family in Kruger, and how difficult it is to say goodbye. :thumbs_up:

Still you are in the right place to reflect on those times, and have a wonderful time just you two!!!

Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures. :thumbs_up:


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WOW DB 6 weeks In Heaven give me some of that and Im their in a heartbeat lol :)

Glad you got enjoy the kruger with your son and his family its always so wonderful to see someone in the kruger looking at everything as if its the first time :)

I will definitely be hanging around thes pages for 6 weeks of magic :)

Thanks for sharing ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger live! DB & Hawk report'in
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DB , wow , 6 weeks in paradise :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Enjoy :)

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Great start, looking forward to more. :)

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Thanks guys :D

It is pitch dark already, and cool. The camp is festive, in a quiet way ;)

The hyena is patrolling up and down the fence here. The bushbabies are yelling away. Hope they come by as they did last night. One sat right above us enjoying the gum off a branch on a thorn tree.

Time to supervise our supper being cooked. Veggie wors braai.

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 Post subject: Re: Kruger live! DB & Hawk report'in
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This is strictly speaking ‘part two’ of our trip to Kruger. ‘Part one’ was a precious family time of four days spent at Lower Sabie, Satara and Skukuza with our younger son and his wife before they returned home to the US.


:clap: 'Part one' must have been awesome!! :D

:mrgreen: Lake Panic and Sabie River Pics......Magic :mrgreen:

:hmz: Can not wait for the rest, DB & Hawk :whistle:

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DB and Hawk, lovely pics, looking forward too more, I hope to be able to see you two when we are in Kruger in May, I would really like that

Enjoy Kruger and I'm sure we will see many more super sightings from you :gflower:

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Looks like you having a wonderful time - pity your son and d.i.l. had to return to USA. Looking forward to much more of this trip.


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DB, I hope that you are not missing the family too much at the moment. :gflower:

Thank you for inviting us along for Part two. I am sure that it is going to be a most enjoyable trip. 8)

The underwear makes the mind boggle :lol: :lol: :lol: Love your Lake Panic :cam: always a lovely place to be.

sigh

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A quick pop in via my phone.

We started the day with coffee at renosterkoppies, and it was a magical early morn in the park with mist in the distance amongst the trees, not a breath of wind and the air so fresh and filled with anticipation of a new day. We had a super hyena sighting along the S114, with a clan of about 10. Spent a while there watching them, and then enjoyed a lovely cheetah sighting at kwaggapan.

We are now packed up, and leaving Skukuza for our next camp. It is cloudless and hot.

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First, there is not such a thing as a veggie wors
Its either meat wors or veggie something.

Great that the time with the family was so special and that Kruger delivered for them
15 lions drinking :thumbs_up:
Still no leopard but pretty unique.

Enjoy the quality time

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