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 Post subject: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbills!
Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:52 pm 
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Before I begin this trip report, it must be noted that very much like all of you, I am totally addicted to the Kruger National Park!

I am heartbroken each and every time I have to say goodbye and renewed with a fresh sense of purpose as I make my next booking and begin the countdown.

My last trip to Kruger was in January and I was not sure when my next opportunity would arise for another epic bushveld journey. I did not have a countdown... life was pretty much... well... ummmmmmmmmmm.

As I live in Dubai I need to string quite a few days together in order to visit Kruger... and I am perhaps a little ashamed to say that family and friends take a back seat to my South African entry... unless they join me on an adventure.

Why just a few days ago I was dealt the delightful news that I had 10 days to plan a Kruger trip from 23 September until 02 October!!! JOY!!!

I immediately besieged the online booking system and my heart sank when I saw that absolutely NOTHING was available in my favourite camps. Determined I placed a few calls to some of my bushwise friends and have managed to secure the following itinerary.

Night 1: Berg en Dal - Perimeter Cottage
Nights 2 and 3: A reserve in Greater Kruger
Nights 4, 5 and 6: Wilderness Walking Trail in the Makuleke Concession
Nights 7, 8 and 9: Tamboti Tented Camp

Many of these experiences will be a first for me and I am beyond excited... only one problem...

I needed my best friend in the whole world to join me... and she has just returned from Kruger... Will she get permission to leave her business and join me? YES!!!

Our trip is set to begin in 23 days!!!

I shall attempt to put together a tantalising and comprehensive trip report for everyone who decides to join us on this journey!!!

Below are some pics of my January trip which I hope to better!!!

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Last edited by hilda on Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:00 am, edited 2 times in total.
Edited the links. Hilda edited to comply with Rule 1.


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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Arrrrrrgh... Why are my pics not showing? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Try adding a / to the last [img] of your photo link so that it looks like this [/url], SeanP and welcome to doing a TR 8)
Looking forward to reading more :D

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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Oh the joys of figuring this all out! More tomorrow! Technology has exhausted me!


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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Well done :D

Welcome to Krugerholics anonymous

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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Wow!!! What a GREAT sight. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Philip1 wrote:
Wow!!! What a GREAT sight. :mrgreen:


A very rare sighting, indeed. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Amazing photography, Sean.

Looking forward to more.


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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Hi Sean,
You really mean business: you want those Kudu horns, don't you??
( Technology has exhausted me!)
It certainly has done me in!
I only ever added 3 or 4 photos and gave it up for good simply because of the sheer rigmarole of it, but I do enjoy seeing others efforts. So hopefully, looking forward to seeing your photos too, assuming you are not going to give up like me. Of course you are not, are you? Coz you are after a pair of those horns!


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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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SeanP - a trip report!!!! Image

Looking forward to sharing in what sounds like is going to be a totally awesome trip!

@ Elephantears - just post another five pics. Come on ;) then you will have the hang of it, and it will be a breeze.

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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Looking forward to reading all about your trip. :thumbs_up:

(corrected your links for you in the first post)

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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Goodness! What overwhelming support from everyone! It will be impossible for me not to continue with all of you onboard!

MM - Indeed! My name is Sean and I too am a Krugerholic! I NEVER wish to be cured! :gflower:

Philip1 - This little one approached really close and then charged back to mom!

Stampanjane - Thank you! It was my first time actually using a DSLR in January and the results were not too shabby. Photography has become a new excitement for me!

Elephantears - Sjoe... no pressure to continue.

Dinkybird - I am so excited about this trip I may burst before it even happens!

Elsa - Stay tuned!!!

I shall attempt another pic from January. Kruger was so lush and green... I imagine the contrast to September may be rather MASSIVE!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Two old Friends take Kruger by Storm - Trolls and Hornbi
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Fabulous photo's of your last trip.
Once you get the hang of posting photo's its relatively easy.
What is it about Kruger that makes us addicted. I've been to many other places in the world and Kruger ticks all the boxes. When I think about a holiday somewhere else I think " I really only want to go to Kruger"
Looking forward to your TR.


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What a way to start my day. :D

That is soooo cute.

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