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 Post subject: Re: Your success with a torch in the camps at night?
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:52 pm 
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It's times like these when you realise just how wild it is out there and that a meek little begging hyena transforms into a ferocious killer at a drop of a hat.


How true. :thumbs_up:

But many don't see it to believe it.

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 Post subject: Re: Your success with a torch in the camps at night?
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Great thread

Not much luck myself so far at night in the camps but I do have a few:

Regular hyaena at satara
Honey badger at satara
Leopard from inside berg-en-dal
Genet at berg- en-dal (with pics!!)
Civet at lower sabie

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 Post subject: Re: Your success with a torch in the camps at night?
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For the first time I saw Hyena from the camp by torch

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hyaena at different camp fences
hippo & buff at Lower Sabie
honey badgers satara
African Wild cat satara
Genet punda maria and berg en dal
And a scops at satara/lower sabie.

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 Post subject: Re: Your success with a torch in the camps at night?
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Hallo There!!

I was at the Kruger in December and I stayed Shingwedzi from the 16th until the 21st of Dec and saw one Bushbuck in camp and at Satara on the 22nd of December, I saw an African Wild Cat walking between the B Block Bungalow's and about 10minutes after that I saw an Honeybadger.


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 Post subject: Re: Your success with a torch in the camps at night?
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Sorry not completely on topic, but will still put it in. I know of an incedent were a liitle old lady from the UK was visiting one of KNP's neighboring private game park and had a Hyaena chasing a impala up against the chalets veranda, killling it and having dinner while this lady was sitting on the veranda having her scotch. She thought is was wonderful (not knowing the danger she was in) as was disapointed when it didn't happen the next year on her visit.

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She thought is was wonderful (not knowing the danger she was in) as was disapointed when it didn't happen the next year on her visit.


The best state to be in. :thumbs_up:

Rather that than abject panic.

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 Post subject: Re: Your success with a torch in the camps at night?
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I have had plenty of success next to camp fences impala, varkies, bush babies, bats, scorpion, hyenas, rhino's, bush buck, crocodile, giraffes
but I've got to say my most memorable was last Christmas we were in Berg n dal and just got back in before the gates closed me being me I had to walk along the fence to get any last glimpses of animals before the sun descended
so off i went i was alone on the trail and near the water i saw a massive croc lying on the sand dune while staring at the croc i heard a bunch of guinea fowl and the next minute i saw an ear twitching in the bush.
i couldn't believe my luck but their standing in all his pristine glory was a gorgeous leopard.
I was so excited and at the same time nervous that i only had a fence between us but OMW it was amazing anyhow so here im standing alone adrenaline pumping and Im dying to tell somebody what is standing right next to me and nobody came till about 15 min later when I saw an old lady coming along and told her lol well needless to say by the time she had phoned her sons the whole tented area of Berg n dal was their to see the leopard my camara isn't of the greatest and because of lighting i couldn't get a pic.
how disappointing anyways after deciding to leave the crowds to my sighting I walked back to the shops and on arriving their they were having a movie that night all about leopards for the folks, me being me i laughed and told them if they wanted to see a real leopard they should follow the trail theirs one next to the fence in 1 second flat every person their ran to the sighting leaving the poor ranger showing the movie standing alone with no one left to show his movie to hahaha it was classic! :D

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Leopard walking in the Timbavati river bed at Tamboti, with the baboons going mad in there usual tree.

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A good torch is essential in Kruger. In Punda Maria at the Safari tents there are many night animals to be seen. Hyenas – Satara along the fence, also Letaba and Shingwedzi. It would be creepy to walk round in Kruger in the night without a torch.

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Sounds fantastic! Some of the sightings that people have seen are a once in a life time experience. Ive seen so much in the camps at times, more than I've seen when we go out during the day. Here's some of the sightings (All the times I've been to the park):
Letaba:
Leopard, impala, bush buck, Scorpions, Bush babies, Elephant, Baboons, vervet monkeys, water buck, baboon spiders, red romans, nyala
Oliphants:
Genets, bush babies, bats, baboons, vervet monkeys, water buck
Satara:
Hyenas came right to the fence and stuck its nose through the fence to try smell us, jackals, puff adders, baboon spiders, scops owl, pearl spotted owls, mongoose, wildcat, buffalo, elephant, impala, wildebeest, a massive green centipede (One of the best camps to see creepy crawlies)
Tamboti:
Honey badgers, lots of owls
Skukuza:
Hyena in the camp, lots of spiders and snakes, leopard there by the river (Low fence), bush babies, mongoose, scorpions, bush buck, a very strange creature when I was young (didn't have torch) could have been a pangolin, lots of different bat and owl species, frogs (by the pond at the circle)
Lowe Sabie:
Barn owl, pearl spotted owl, snakes, scorpions and spiders (Too many to name) impala, elephant, baboons, vervet monkeys, genets, bush babies
Crocodile bridge:
Puff adder, baboon spiders, warthog, impala, buffalo, bush buck, genets, lots of squirrels, tortoises, elephants

Some of the sightings have been in the camps others on the fence of the camps, cant wait to add to the list! Hope more people pick up a torch and take a stroll through the camps at night!


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Great sightings DSchwartzel :thumbs_up: A person should never think there is nothing to see in camp when darkness falls as there is often abundance of life. Investment in a good torch when a person goes to Kruger often is wise I think.

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Never really walked around at night inside the camp :| or near the perimeter fence :wall: , but after reading what I’ve missed out on I am sure to do so this December :pray: . Looking forward to it now

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Are the blue light torches UV torches and if so where can you get them in SA :D

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