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 Post subject: Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:54 pm 
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Great sightings there, MM; and humorously anecdoted! :clap: :clap:

BM, what a fortunate sighting! How delightful to end like that. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting
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One time, we had just exited Orpen Gate - before the new stretch of road was added on - and, not a hundred metres after, a civet walked down the middle of the road. My daughter had already psyched herself up for the next time to Kruger, and had ceremoniously removed her spectacles. Sadly, by the time she had redonned them, the civet had left the road, and she missed it. :( You never know ...

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 Post subject: Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting
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We exited Kruger on 25 January 2012 at Malelane Gate and on our way to the gate early morning we saw leopard at the De La Porte water hole in the river bed on the other side of the water hole and we were only two cars at the sighting and some kilometers from the gate we were held up in a “traffic jam” by three magnificent animals sleeping in the road - the father and mother and the baby, we watched them for almost 45 minutes before the cars started to arrive from the Malelane Gate side and they moved into the bushes. The baby said goodbye to us by lifting his leg against the tree next to the road, almost as if he was saying: "now off you go". What a magnificent exit goodbye it was.

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 Post subject: Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting
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As some you you know, SO and I stay in Phala for four months and do day visits most days.

Our daughter and new SIL came to stay for 5 weeks Dec/Jan.
Now our daughter has been several times before, but it was SIL's first time to Kruger (and SA) and although he was by no means a bigfive chaser, and loved everything he saw, I would have liked him to see them.

He saw Wild Dog which was great, and Lion, Ellie and Buff...but no Leopard or Rhino.

We left the park and he philosophically said "Well it will give me something to return for!!!

The following morning we were at breakfast when he came in looking very worried and said he had lost his iPad, and thought he'd left it in Kruger.

Long story short, after a phone call it was confirmed he had indeed left it there, and so that day's plans changed and it was back to Kruger (luckliy we were only 2 hours drive away!!)

We only went in through the gate, drove to the camp and retrieved the iPad, and by the time we exited we had seen a beaut LIT, and 2 lovely Rhinos.

I've purposely not said which gate or camp, to hopefully keep the Rhinos safe. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting
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CV, your SIL understands, of course, that he had to leave his i-Pad behind, so that things could be orchestrated in his favour? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting
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CV, your SIL understands, of course, that he had to leave his i-Pad behind, so that things could be orchestrated in his favour? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Exiting Kruger – That surprise last sighting
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Crested Val wrote:
I've purposely not said which gate or camp, to hopefully keep the Rhinos safe. :thumbs_up:
I appreciate your concern and good intentions, but the poachers do not need to read this forum to find out where the rhinos are. They know, and they know how to find them. They are professionals.

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