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 Post subject: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:57 pm 
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The subject speaks for itself. This could be a fountain of knowledge if we can identify the forumites who are more priveledged. Eg finding out animal seasonal patterns etc. Keeping in contact would be an honour!


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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:17 am 
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HI Umar

As you can see by my signature, we try and go as often as possible. We actually spent the past weekend in Berg-en-Dal and had a great time. On Saturday we broke some kind of a record by spotting lion eight times during the day. On Friday afternoon we also saw leopard and then yesterday to cap it all saw how a herd of elephant chased away 4 cheetah from a water hole.

And I got to meet MGoddard and Click click at one of the lion sightings.


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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:29 am 
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That's fantastic! On which roads exactly did you encounter all of these? On average how many times do you go in a year? I also go whenever I get even half a chance. Do you have a bb? I'd love to keep in contact and sap out as much information as I can from you, or even email. I want a deeper understanding of the predators and special antelope as well as the highly rare such as aardvark etc. Specifically in Kruger


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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:03 am 
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We go regularly twice a year, plus another bonus trip any time if I can somehow sneak that past SO! :whistle:

Our regular trips are in February and May/June every year.

We normally call our Feb. trip, our birding trip and the later one our animal trip, but having said that have had wonderful sightings at either time, including 2 Caracal kittens in the Punda Maria area in Feb in 2010 being one of the highlights. :D

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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:10 am 
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Umar I am by no means an expert, but will answer all the questions I have answers for. I have BB, but prefer e-mail. I will PM you my mail address now.

By the way the lion sightings were on the S113, 2 on the H10, 2 on the H4-1, 3 on the H1-2.


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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:43 pm 
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I try to go 4 times a year, to cover the seasons.


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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
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We go at least 4times a year :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:03 pm 
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I would like to make a group on bb with all the 'regulars' just because a group has a limiting factor of 30. Do you think this is a good idea? I have Bridgeman the ranger at l.sabie as a contact and I'll try to get others that are based in Kruger. I have such a raw passion for Kruger and this could be a way for me and like minded people to satisfy our thirst for a deeper understanding of the park. The reason I'm using BB as a mode is because its instant and I am in a group already that works fantastically, so I KNOW it will work. One aspect of which is the sightings, which is really useful. What do the rest of you think?


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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Umar, you sound like a person after my own heart.

How often do I go to Kruger? Not often enough, I'm afraid. I try to get there every 8-10 weeks, but this year it was not possible. It has been a whole 10 months since I was last in Kruger, and I have bad, bad withdrawal symptoms.

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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:49 pm 
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:twisted: going "only" every 1 1/2 - 2 years... :?
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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
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Once a year
but if possible twice
Done so the previous 2 years

Always manage to find a cheaper airplane ticket

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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
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UD, would non bb users be able to belong to the group?

We try and go as often to KNP as we can - and it is never enough. Living a 2000km drive from the park, we make our trips nowadays longer to make the drive worth the while. Last year we spent between 8 - 9 weeks in the park, and it looks like this year it will be about 6 weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
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Location: Unfortunately not in KNP so I had to settle with Jo'burg
This year so far has been 3 times with 2 trips still coming... Next years trip are already lining up as well. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
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Hello Umar, we go once a year ( 2weeks in July), wish we could go at least 4 times a year to cover all the seasons BUT July is wonderful, cold in the evevnings and early mornings and warm during the day. When we are in the park in July we normally stay in one southern camp for at least 2 days and then spend the rest of our holiday in our beloved north.

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 Post subject: Re: How often do you go to Kruger?
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:16 am 
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Often , normally 3 nights at month end with a 2 week stay at year end, Easter etc, plus day trips, now and again.
This year I will be deserting Kruger in December for Kgalagadi , though.

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