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 Post subject: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:21 pm 
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Our first visit to KTP was in July 2010 ( Truly Blessed: Bushbuddies go to KTP and KNP ). We absolutely loved it. It wasn't Kruger by any means. It was a different, magical place of its own. A place with herds of springbok, gemsbok, blue wildebeest and cats. Open plains and rolling dunes. A beauty in itself!

As time went by, we started longing to go back again. And after reading so many summer TR's of KTP, I also started wanting to see what a green Kalahari looks like. To see baby bokkies and thunderstorms (even though I was terrified getting stuck in the sand somewhere out there during a storm like that! :shock: ). So we decided to book a summer KTP holiday from 27/12/2013 to 1/1/2014 - we would be welcoming the New Year in this beautiful park! :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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I have never been so I look forward to hearing about your adventure! Maybe it will inspire me to try it sometime

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Hi Bushbuddies Image
Looking forward to "A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi". :whistle: :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Hi Bushbuddies,

Now I can continue my holiday after I am back home. :dance: :dance: Love to hear where you were and how you experienced the summer weather.

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Ready to read a lot more!!

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Bushbuddies,

8) Ready for your "Green Kgalagadi" adventure. :dance:
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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Hi Bushbuddies
Thinking about visiting in October this year so I an interested in what you saw and your impressions of "summer in the Kgalagadi -- so I am on board your touring bus

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Hi there Bushbuddies, I am totally on board. :dance: :dance: :dance:

We have been twice in Dec/Jan and another time in April (and it was green!

Can't wait!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Hi Bushbuddies

Count me in :D :D
:popcorn: :popcorn:

Regards,
DASSIEDELIGHT

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Welcome on board Wild about cats, Philip1, Son godin, lion queen, Trrp-trrrrrrr, PAPA SMURF, Fotomaljohan, gatita, Meandering Mouse, onewithnature and DASSIEDELIGHT! :yaya:

Hope are ready for a great trip. Aircon on? :great:

Here we go...


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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Still some room Bushbuddies ? :D

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 Post subject: Re: A Warm Welcome to a Green Kgalagadi
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Finally, our summer KTP trip arrived! :dance: We had planned it around availability (which can be quite an issue around that time of year), aircon facility (we've heard about the terrrrrible heat), and again availability. And in the end our itinerary was 2 nights TR, 2 nights KTC, and last night again at TR.

We arrived at about 12:00...

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A welcoming sign to anyone who has been to KTP:

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Check-in time is only at 14:00, so we had a bit of time to kill - we went for our first drive up the Nossob riverbed! :dance:

Our first welcome was at Samevloeing - where this friendly old springbok was leading the welcoming committee:

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We got our packed sandwiches out, and enjoyed it under the trees, while watching him. After moving on - this gemsbok complimented the scenery - a true Kgalagadi scene:

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The birds sent the Martial Eagle (Breekoparend) to come and welcome us:

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While the reptiles sent this guy:

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And the green Kalahari? Well the green Kalahari put on a beautiful floral dress just for us! :D

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We turned around just after Leeuwdril, and went back to TR to unpack.

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Outside the Scaly-feathered finches were playing in the trees.

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After everything was unpacked and we had a bit of a rest, we decided to head out again. The clouds started building up... :big_eyes: It looked as if we could be heading for our first KTP thunderstorm...

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