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Re: How will the current weather affect November 2015

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:33 pm

I have seen mozzies in the Phalaborwa region at the end of the wet season (April). I have never seen a mozzie in winter, but do you see them in October often (at the start of the wet season), or do they need a bit of time to get going?!
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Re: How will the current weather affect November 2015

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:06 pm

I don't think one can ever let your guard down over when or where there will be mozzies in Kruger.
Granted there will be a somewhat lesser risk in winter but bottom line is you only need 1 bite from an infected one to become ill.
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Re: How will the current weather affect November 2015

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:59 pm

I agree which is why I cover myself with deet even in winter. I was just curious though as one would expect the early wet season to not have as many mozzies as in late summer.
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Re: How will the current weather affect November 2015

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:08 am

Graham, they are worse in late summer, but they only need one little stagnant pool of wtaer to start breeding. They also love the heat and smelly feet. :wink:
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Re: How will the current weather affect November 2015

Unread postby leervis » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:28 am

I am half planning a solo trip in November, Warty thinks I am crazy, mozzies, lots of other unmentionable goggas, heat and rain, but there is the great wonder of the bush waking up and greening as the Summer starts. Plus, and it is a big PLUS........lots of babies.
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how dry is dry??

Unread postby terryf » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:13 pm

Good Afternoon Forumites,

We are coming up to our beloved Kruger from Cape Town next week for a week and I have been wondering about a few things that I'm sure you have all experienced sometime or other.

Firstly.......

How dry is dry?.....how wet is wet? ...how hot is hot?....and how cold is cold? ....
And how do you cope, In the Kruger in Summer as well as in Winter?

Terry

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Re: how dry is dry??

Unread postby Hippotragus » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:38 pm

I can't answer all your question and I'm not sure what information you are after.

I find that when we go we take clothes that we can wear in layers. Then you can take off or put on according to the heat. We also always take rain jackets, caps and beanies. Footwear ranges from sandals to hiking boots. One trip in an October we had temperature of less than 20 deg C one day and really miserable and the next day shot up to 43 deg C and was unbearably hot. Hence packing for all eventualities - hot, cold, dry, wet!!

Whatever time of year we always have flasks and travel mugs for early morning coffee on the road and cool boxes with cool drinks and water for later in the day.

As far as keeping food fresh is concerned, we have 2 car fridges - one set on freezing and one set on cold. That way food stays fresh when travelling to the park and between camps. For longer trips we also have a very good steel-clad cool box that, with freezer blocks, keeps food chilled for a few days.
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Re: Weather in Kruger

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:39 pm

Warm welcome terryf! :clap:

I think the answers to many of your questions will be in this topic and even How Hot does it really get and also Kruger in Winter

Wishing you a wonderful trip whatever the weather! :thumbs_up:
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