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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:13 am 
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We once stayed in a unit near the fence in P'Kop, and lay awake for ages listening to the jackals!! :thumbs_up:

Also heard hippos at Olifants!! :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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Tent 16 LS : Baboons squeaking through the night, hippos having their midnight feasts and communicating with each other and the BEST : leopard rasping at 2 in the morning - CLOSE by :big_eyes:

Tambotie: Tent 40 - lions loins lions and ellies and buffaloes feeding - CLOSE by :thumbs_up:

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The magic of KNP night sounds:

17:30 – The frantic cackle of Francolins
17:45 – The authoritative bark of Baboons
18:00 – The muffled murmur of campfire chatter
18:15 – The distant wail of the Black-backed Jackal
18:30 – The melodic call of Fiery-necked Nightjars
19:30 – The echoed call of the African Scops Owl
21:45 – The haunting whoop of the scavenging Hyena
23:00 – The booming roar of a Lion on patrol
05:30 – The alarm-clock like Francolins at it again, to wake you up
05:45 – The shrill chirp of the Woodland Kingfisher to wish you luck for the day

Repeat cycle!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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Ian :D Just love your post :thumbs_up:


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Welcome to the forum Ian.

I see you have been there a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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Thanks, BB :thumbs_up:

At least once a year, every year, for the last 26 years..... I simply cannot get enough of the place.

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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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The night time noises are the best, I can happily lie awake all night listening.

I have some favourite moments, our first ever time in lower Sabie and being woken by the chuffing sounds of a male lion at 4 am was amazing.

Also again in the early hours of the morning at tamboti, I heard a crashing and a stomping. So I gingerly opened the hatch on the door and switched the outside light on only to see the honey badger stomping up and down the steps emptying the bins, that was great.

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I love all the sounds of the bush especially the Night Jars, Hyenas and Lions.

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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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I believe it was Satara but a few years back, the wife and I were trying to sleep and kept hearing backs and forth roaring followed by bellows for what seemed like hours. Because it was repeated so precise we thought the camp store had left their tape playing on a loop. The guides for the following morning walking tour asked us if we got any sleep from the big lion and buffalo fight. All I can say is wow. It was something serious.

At crocodile camp I remember hearing what sounded like dozens of car alarms going off. I ran outside the tent wondering who would let their car go all night. Some other campers were outside and told me it was fruit bats. That was truly amazing. This westerner has never heard such commotion yet always made it up at 5:30 am the following morning for the gate.


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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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The only thing that can beat a leopard calling from under your tent would probably a lion doing tthe same thing, but I have yet to experience the latter. It helps if your tent is on a raised deck, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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Hallo Everyone

Just want to know if the lions are still making a noise at night at Shingwedzi? We where in Shingwedzi in Des 2011 and heard them every night!

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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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ANYONE AT SHINGWEDZI NOW??


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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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Hi Rufie

I'm not at Shingwedzi (or anywhere in the KNP, sadly) but have seen in the Latest Sightings page that a pride of lions has been busy around Shingwedzi lately. Based on this, I'm assuming that they're making a noise at night.

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 Post subject: Re: Animal sounds at night
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THANKS IAN GRANT!!

I REALLY HOPE SO! WOULD LIKE TO HEAR AND SEE THEM WHEN I GO THERE IN DECEMBER!


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Don't shout rufie, you will drown out the sound of the lions..... :wink:

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