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Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld. KNP, July '13

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Re: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld

Unread postby vinkie » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:00 pm

On the H1-3 on the little bridge over the Sweni we saw some Storks.
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We took the S126-S36-H7 to Satara, saw these Giraffes, one with passengers
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Leopard Tortoise
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On our way to Girivana we saw this big Elephant
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Just before camp a Buffalo herd…
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We had our last Kruger Meal, the next day we would be going to something totally different: Elephant Plains, Sabi Sands.

To be continued….
Live life on the edge but be careful not to fall off! :wink:

2013 Trip: Satara, Lower Sabie, Hluhluwe, Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Satara, Elephant Plains(Sabi Sands) :dance:

Our 2013 Trip Report: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld

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Re: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld

Unread postby vinkie » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:14 am

Last day at Satara

Thank you all for you kind comments :thumbs_up:

We really loved seeing those little Hyenas 8)


After a night filled with the sound of roaring Lions we packed the car.
Today would be our last day in KNP, it always gives you a sad feeling having to leave…but the good part is…someday we will return.
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Our last KNP sunset
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We did our last H1-4->S100->S41->S90-> H1-4 loop….had some nice sightings
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Back in the camp we made quick stop at the Gas station and restrooms
Some nice flowers in Camp
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On the Timbavati Road(S40) we saw this big Ellie, it looks like a Tusker?
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Live life on the edge but be careful not to fall off! :wink:

2013 Trip: Satara, Lower Sabie, Hluhluwe, Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Satara, Elephant Plains(Sabi Sands) :dance:

Our 2013 Trip Report: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld

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Re: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld

Unread postby vinkie » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:16 am

After some coffee at the Picnic spot we saw some Vultures in the air circling, we wondered if some kill had been made during the night, we had heard lots of Lions roaring.

Suddenly Apex Predator saw a BBJ on the left-hand side of the road, together with a Vulture.
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After a few moments 3 Lions arrived, they where young but good-looking and Healthy.
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After a while they lay down..
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Just before we turned back onto the H7 we saw another Elephant.
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At Nsemani Dam the local residents said goodbye.
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No more special sightings, only a dangerous detour road, full of speeding cars, trucks(far too BIG for the narrow road),

We left KNP through Orpen Gate :cry:

Someday we will return to our beloved Park…… :dance: 8)
Live life on the edge but be careful not to fall off! :wink:

2013 Trip: Satara, Lower Sabie, Hluhluwe, Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Satara, Elephant Plains(Sabi Sands) :dance:

Our 2013 Trip Report: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld

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Re: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld

Unread postby vinkie » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:46 am

A couple of pictures of Rhinos we have seen in Kruger National Park during or July 2013 Trip.

We sincerely hope that they are still alive and safe and that other people will be able to see them too when they visit the park :pray:

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Live life on the edge but be careful not to fall off! :wink:

2013 Trip: Satara, Lower Sabie, Hluhluwe, Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Satara, Elephant Plains(Sabi Sands) :dance:

Our 2013 Trip Report: Vinkie and Apex Predator back in the bushveld


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