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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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Jo :big_eyes: :big_eyes: WoW - and SO close to the car - awesome - thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:38 pm 
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hi all

KTP means different things to different people, wish I could be there every day of my life :cry: a visit isn't even feasible at this stage will have to wait til 2012.

Lack of sightings and the heat (for me hot hot and even hotter is better (think i was a reptile is last life). First visit to the old KTP no wilderness camps, no drives or walks, terrible roads including the one to get there, but i wanted to see gemsbok in the flesh, had seen in area to the north etc: 3 days I think I had seen every lion in KTP including the ones who have included toilet training in their lives, cheetah, etc no gemsbok, a blob on the binos once, that could have been anything. Then early one morning sucess and from then on saw gemsbok all over. It is the luck of the draw, including an agressive Cape Cobra striking at the Landie's wheels.

Anyone who wants or expects a Kruger experience is going to be disappointed. Its different and thats why I want to be there.

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:38 pm 
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we're so infatuated :D :x with the place, since 1988 and can't stay away from there and can't stop thinking of it so we bought stands in Askham :wink: to hopefully one day retire :thumbs_up: there.
Lion queen you are so fortunate to stay that close, we would drive there for a days outing. :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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Pajero4us,

We have done the day outings a few times. The biggest problem is that I want to be there when the gates open and only leave when they closes. Then that 2 plus hour drive back to Upington catches you. Usually we did this on a Sunday and then I'm dead tired the next day at work... :tongue: and wishing I could be there and not in town in my office........ :cry:

Now if we lived in Askam! That would be a different story!!!!!! :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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:hmz: :hmz: :hmz: Wonder why it is? :doh:

Hi Picnic (and other commentators)……or maybe it is because no where else in the world one will be able to take photos of these wonderful wild creatures so close-up to you that you can ‘almost’ touch them!

…..or maybe it is because in KTP a person is one with Nature…..and when you are one with Nature, you are also close to your Creator!

……or maybe it just puts life in perspective!

….from a mighty lioness

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……..to a tiny falcon!

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…….from an incredible leopard sighting

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……to this awesome vulture on his nest!

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……from this wonderful moment

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…….to this striking self defence pose!

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……..or from the opportunity to see a thirsty giraffe real close - up

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…..to a relaxing cheetah under a tree!

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......or is it that one can look into a lion's eyes

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....to an eye contact with an untamed cheetah!

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I forgot to mention, not only the constant apparent brutal ending of life in the quest for food…….but the miracle of a new birth albeit in extreme harsh conditions, to complete the cycle of life!

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……to the first wobbly steps of a new born!

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Or is it just…..the vast plains of the Kgalagadi

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…..to the painted sky of the setting sun!

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That’s why we cannot get enough …….because it relaxes your soul!

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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@Fotomaljohan,

You have summed it up in so little words and so true. :clap:
The Kalahari does make you appreciate the smaller things in life and also for the people working here it makes you get along with little since everything is so far away - not that any of us is complaining we prefer it this way.

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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Dear Fotomaljohan,

Wonderful photies, expressive of everything we feel too. All I can say is - BIG SIGH :mrgreen: I want to be back there! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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Fotomaljohan

You have some amazing sightings captured on Amazing photos...
Can't wait to get back there :dance:

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Fotomaljohan

Thanks ,nice pics. :D

Lion queen ,nice pics. :thumbs_up:

And yes ,can it be :hmz: or ? :huh:


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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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Why is it that I can't get enough ? :hmz: Off the Kgalagadi?


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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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Please feel free to post any Kgalagadi pics and tell us why we can't get enough . :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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 Post subject: Re: Can't get enough.
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Hi Picnic, what do you say, why do you go back and can you not get enough?

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