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Kruger in January

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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby pva » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:27 am

Thank you!
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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby tent dweller » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:46 am

We will be in the Kruger until 04 January 2014, is it safe to say that if it starts raining we should pack up and go??? I have been reading through the threads from 2012 and 2013 floods just to get an idea when the rains start and I think we will be leaving just as the rains are about to start :? :? :doh: :doh: :doh:
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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:04 am

Visiting Kruger in January after the holiday season has ended is good. The Park is peaceful and quiet at that time :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby Penny » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:43 pm

Some of our best sightings were when the cyclone hit and the following year with the floods! Biggest problem is road closures and I must be honest that on one or two occasions we slid all over the dirt roads and we do not have a 4 x 4 but somehow got through.
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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby wheckroodt » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:30 pm

Experienced the 2012 floods. The parks board will normally start closing roads if they become flooded and as was the case with Shingwedzi evacuate the camp to higher ground. Always obey the parks board officials and if you see a problem report it to the nearest camp.
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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby kite » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:27 pm

After a busy holiday season, it must surely be getting quieter now with "back to school" this week!
How have your sightings been?

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Kruger visit in early January

Unread postby ThisIsLawrence » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:49 pm

Hi All

Wife and I will be visiting Kruger for 4 days on January 2 next year for the first time.

Can anyone tell me the conditions I should expect around that time?
I hear this is the rainy season. Does that mean we expect to endure constant rain or is it a downpour or two during the day. Constantly cloudy?

How about the mosquito situation at rest stops such as Skukuza etc?

Any general info or tips greatly appreciated....

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Re: Kruger visit in early January

Unread postby fee » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:02 pm

Hi
January is a very hot month and you should expect high temperatures. The weather is difficult to predict. You may have absolutely no rain for your stay with beautiful blue skies, or your may have downpours. Cannot say, but do expect it to be hot.
January is high risk for mosquitoes (high risk time is November - end April
Mosquitoes are prevalent early morning and dusk, and it is recommended that you cover your arms and ankles during this time of day. You can also buy anti-mosquito sprays and lotions to apply to your skin. During the heat of the day you don't see them.
You may wish to consult with a doctor regarding anti mosquito medication.

I'm sure you will get many responses to your query, but this is my five cents worth.

By the way, where are you coming from?

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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:06 am

Fee has given some pretty good advice.

Unless the rain really sets in, the rain usually builds up during the day to lead to thunder showers in the late afternoon and evening, or sometimes during the night. The lightning and thunder can be quite spectacular. I rather enjoy it. The period following the rain is fresh and lovely as it relieves the humidity a bit.
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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby ThisIsLawrence » Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:14 pm

Than you for your replies. I will take the tips seriously.

I am driving from Johannesburg.

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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby kite » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:39 pm

Lawrence, did you see the posts on page 1 from Granny, Bush Baptist and Meandering Mouse where they give information on conditions and sightings in January.

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Re: Kruger in January

Unread postby ThisIsLawrence » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:29 am

Yes thanks Kite. Useful info there....


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