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 Post subject: kesheshe's KNP March 2013 Visit
Unread postPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:22 am 
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It's taken me awhile to start this report as life has been a bit hectic.

The trip was:

lower sabie
Biyamiti
Satara
Bateleur
Shimuwini

It was a mix of camps with a large portion of the days spend at bush camps. The reason behind this was that it was over easter and i wanted to avoid most of the traffic. i will not really do a day by day account but just photos and information that i think will be of interest.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP March 2013 Visit
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Is that a Eugaster longpipes (Koringkriek in Afrikaans) Kesheshe? :hmz:

Great shot of the Hamerkop with his catch! :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to more! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: KNP March 2013 Visit
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Glad you are on board!

The first days of the trip we stayed in the safari tents at Lower Sabie. i must say the state of the accommodation was very poor and quite a surprise as to how general maintenance was completely lacking. The view was great from the river front tent as usual but not sure it makes up for the state of the tent.

(yes i did complete the form)

The area around Lower Sabie has always been good to us regarding predators sightings but this was not the case on this trip as the vegetation was extremely thick and even though we drove large areas all the predator’s alluded us.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP March 2013 Visit
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MarkusF - guess you are right better late than never. glad you are on board.

hilda - i thought corn criket but not sure on ID.

Foxy - Thanks for the nice comments.

Pumbaa, john n poppy- Nice to see you guys on board again.

Koen Family New Zealand- Various depending on situation. Normal setup Sony A700 with Sony 70-400G, SonyA77 with Sigma 50-500mm, SonyA900 with 70-200mm 2.8. Landscape sigma 10-20mm and macro 100mm macro lenses. No flash used during this trip.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP March 2013 Visit
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lets continue:

i do not know how many hours i have spent on the bridge at lower sabie but it is alot. This was a first for me!

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 Post subject: Re: KNP March 2013 Visit
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thank you very much for all the nice comments.

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 Post subject: Re: KNP March 2013 Visit
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i few non bird photos:


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