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 Post subject: Animal sounds at night
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:21 am 
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I want to know what different people think of the animals you hear at night. For example when I was in lower sabie in the river view tent I could hear hyena's during the night as well as hippo's in the river.

Does these sounds scare you or do you love them ?

Also does anyone know where one can listen/download sounds like hyena etc ?


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 Post subject: Re: animal sounds at night
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:50 am 
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I dont know where you can download them from but i love the sounds!!!!!!!

The Eppualated fruit bats, the clicking of the microbats, the bush babbies, lions, hayenas, hippos, egyptian geese etc.


I love thwm all!!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: animal sounds at night
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:04 am 
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In the early hours of new year's day this year, I heard sounds like sawing of wood in Croc Bridge on the way to the loo before being the only person out of the gate at opening time. The noises were coming from animals inside the tents, and were pretty scary :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: animal sounds at night
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Sound of Lions Is brilliant, you can feel it..Never mind hear it :D ..........But the grunt of a leopard, call of the Thick-Tailed Bushbaby(Punda Maria Camp is full of them), Scops, Verrueax's, White-Faced Scops Owls are some of my favourites..........Fiery-Necked Nightjar taking the poll position for best Night Time Call :D

And the Barn Owl's screetch, as the freaky-est noise i've ever heard :shock: :D

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 Post subject: Re: animal sounds at night
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We often hear the lions at Tamboti, the baboons across the river, and the scops owls calling to each other.

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I absolutely love hearing the night sounds and in fact try and stay awake as long as I can, but its the one place I tend to sleep like a baby. :roll: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: animal sounds at night
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Also on my list are the local scops owls, jakals and the feiry necked nightjar. :D

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 Post subject: Re: animal sounds at night
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Animal sounds at night - what a wonderfull Africa experience . Lions far away proclaiming there teritory. Hyenas laughing and giggling at their own private jokes . Jackals calling one another in the distance . Or a Leopard coughing and sawing in the forest , with Baboons barking their nervous warnings . The "CRU Cru " call of a Scops owl.The "Good Lord deliver us " call of a Nightjar . This is all part of what makes the African bush and KRUGER in particular so very very special .

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 Post subject: Re: animal sounds at night
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As I am looking for animal sounds (I miss kruger that much) but I'm back in 2 weeks I came across this sound

http://www.everyoneweb.com/ngala/ and then down to leopard sound 2 - is that the wood sawing sound you heard ?


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 Post subject: Re: animal sounds at night
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To me there are no better medicine for body,soul and mind than to sit around a campfire in the bush and listen to the real life orcestra!! it doesnt have to be a lion roaring or a leopard coughing- even a scopsowl or a nightjars tweed(or what ever sound it make) is music to my ears!!!

And then early morning just before the sun is rising again sitting around the fire with a hot steamy cup of coffee with rusks and taking in as a new day is breaking and the life of day coming active!!!

oH HOW I wish i could be there right now!!! :doh:

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The Orpen are is quite impressive as far as night sounds go:

A few weeks ago I heard jackal, lion, Fiery-Necked Nightjar, African Scops Owl, Squaretailed Nightjar and Verreux's Eagle Owl simultaneously.

The best night sound I've ever heard was the roaring of two prides of lion squaring each other up on the opposite ends of the Sweni trails camp with us caught in the middle of the vocal battle.

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Heard lions,hyena,jackal and a herd of elephant at Tamboti, its scary walking through the bush to the loo at 3am,-lion and hyena at Satara,-hyena at Croc bridge,- hippos,lion and hyena at lower sabie and nothing at Skukuza except for the rather noisy bunch in the camping area :)

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 Post subject: Re: animal sounds at night
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Bush Baptist wrote:
We often hear the lions at Tamboti, the baboons across the river, and the scops owls calling to each other.



when we were there in aug, it sounded like three prides of lions all calling from three directions two far and one close, the one morning heard a leopard calling for bout 2-3 hours, started one the one left of tam opposite side of the river, and it was like the leopard stuck in the bush all the way along the river, quite a chillin sound i must say


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The night sounds of the bush are amazing and i can sit for hours just listening and taking it all in. There is nothing that is more special than sitting and listening to the sounds of the bush around the fire at night. some of my favourites are the scops owl, fiery-necked nightjar, hyena, jackal , lion, crickets and frogs. Definately one of the things i miss most about not being in kruger :(

Cannot wait to be back and hear those sounds again! the time just better pass quickly :pray:

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On my first visit, in Lower Sabie I heard what I though was very loud snoring coming from the adjacent bunglow. SO had a real laugh when I told him and he had to explain it was the hippos.

Woken up one night in Tamboti by the roar of mating lions across the river. Very scary but what a sound.

And I love sitting outside the rondavel, just listening to the crackle of all the braais and the low mumour of other guests discussing the day's sightings. It's so relaxing.

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