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 Post subject: Re: What has 'nature' Kruger taught you?
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:44 am 
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Nature has taught me to respect. It has shown me that there is still so much that we need to learn. It has shown me that every living creature can not live without the other,evrybody needs each other. Maybe we as humans should look at nature for answers to a more peacefull society

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 Post subject: Re: What has 'nature' Kruger taught you?
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:40 am 
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:pray: The Kruger taught me to be 1.Patience 2.To observe 3.To respect 4.To appreciate every sighting.

But GOD taught me to be still .

Very nice post.....thanx !!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: What has 'nature' Kruger taught you?
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Kruger taught me to have patience, appreciation, be observant and most of all to remind me of God's beautiful creation. :)

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 Post subject: Re: What has 'nature' Kruger taught you?
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 Post subject: Re: What has 'nature' Kruger taught you?
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When I see the chaos going on around the globe, it makes me appreciate and be gratefull that I am privileged to be able to experience a place like KNP.

It has also shown me how duh :slap: we as human beings are. Nature has existed in peace and harmony for thousands of years, and here man comes to stuff it up an just a few.


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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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The silence, the historical imprint, the strong earthy smell of thatch and the veldt, the old world appeal and atmosphere, the incredible and varied forms of life and the people who keep on supporting Kruger! And most of all the brilliant shine of the brass fire hose fittings.

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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:54 pm 
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Hello Carol :clap:
I support your feeling completely. I always feel that I restore my soul when I enter KRUGER.
The first thing I do when we book in at the gate... is (pardon me!) go to the bathrooms. Those green tiles and the thatch... then I know I am there!!
Most of all, it is the peace and tranquility of the Park, seeing Nature as it should be, roaming free, that really gets the emotions going in me, and being so grateful for this priviledge.
There is no other place on earth( and I was very priviledged to go to Kenya) that does what Kruger does to me! :thumbs_up:


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I have to agree. Have been to Chobe, Masai Mara, Etosha and Tsavo and my heart always yearns back to Kruger. I know my brother who lives in Kenya feels the same...Kruger is very very special


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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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I think the very special thing about Kruger is....it brings nature and people together...in spirit, mind and soul. However, words cannot express what one really feels. Everytime we leave the Kruger after a visit, I cry my eyes out, all the way back to Pretoria... :roll: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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 Post subject: Re: What is so very special about Kruger Park?
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To put in words what is so special about this amazing sanctuary would take weeks.

Suffice to say that what is so very special about Kruger is ... Kruger. :slap:

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 Post subject: Re: Explain it for them...
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Some very good “descriptions/explanations for them” :) . From a practical point of view the one by Saraf is very handy, I think :great:

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 Post subject: Re: Explain it for them...
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Explain it for them....? No, nobody can explain it to someone who has never been there. Tell them to explain it to you after visiting Kruger for the first time. It is not like a visit to a shopping mall but a pilgrimage to a holy place.

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 Post subject: Re: Explain it for them...
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Thanks BH, thanks G@mespotter .... the longing is now so much, I have tears in my eyes :cry: :cry:

But soon and very soon we will be there again :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Explain it for them...
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took me 5years and countless visits to see another rhino! Kori Bustard never again.


You should go north then.... I can guarantee you that you will see more than one Kori Bustard at Thiyongonyeni on the Tropic of Capricorn Loop. :thumbs_up:

Back on the topic:

It is a place where you go to relax and enjoy the african bush as it was intended to be enjoyed. Before you enter the gates (try to get there as early as possible) there is a great excitement but that turns into the most "Chill" feeling once you drive into the park at 25km/h and see the first Impala grassing peacefully on the shoulder of the road. Remember that 25km/h is not the average speed, it might take you all day to drive 100km to your camp.

With the windows down you take in the sounds of the birds and the smell of the bush. You can smell when an elephant recently crossed the road (smells like a sweaty horse). Don't expect to see the big 5 every time you go out for a drive. Learn to appreciate the smaller things. Don't just drive and search for animals in the bush you might run over a snake or chameleon crossing the rode.

Be prepared to be surprised around every corner. Make sure you plan your daily trips so that you have enough time to turn into the waterhole loops or to sit at a waterhole in the car and have a picnic. Plan your trips to go via the picnic spots or rest camps to be able to use the toilets whenever you get the chance.

Roads that is most likely to provide the most sightings are roads along river beds or via water holes. That is if you visit during the dry season. Dirt roads usually have more game since it is not as busy as the tar roads.

If you keep to the park rules and stay in your car, and not sit on the window frame at sightings (you really don't improve your view you just spoil everyone else's day), you will have an awesome time and you will definitely come back for more.

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 Post subject: Re: Explain it for them...
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I go simplistic and try to capture the draw and appeal of KNP in language that my fellow Americans can identify with. To start off I simply say "Kruger National Park is similar to Yellowstone...but with lions!" this tends to lead to discussions about tue details of visiting, but the freedom o f movement and the grand scale of Kruger is in place for that conversation.

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