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 Post subject: Re: Info walks taken from camps.
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Many thanks Matthys for the prompt reply. I did try the suggested general email (reservations@sanparks.org) on that page, but they replied saying that all they dealt with was accommodation. I will email or call the individual camps themselves. Many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Info walks taken from camps.
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Many thanks Matthys for the prompt reply. I did try the suggested general email (reservations@sanparks.org) on that page, but they replied saying that all they dealt with was accommodation. I will email or call the individual camps themselves. Many thanks.


We mailed: reservations@sanparks.org and stated that we would like to add drives and walks to our current reservation, mentioned our reservation number and got the response that they had been added.
We did have to complete the reservation by paying the bill within 24 hours.

The email worked for us. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Info walks taken from camps.
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Hi, I haven't read the whole thread :| too long, but what I read was interesting :D . Anyway sorry if these questions have come up.

Im dying to do some bush walks. Im not worried about seeing game I just want to get out there and feel, see, hear smell the wild world around me, sun on my skin wind in my hair etc etc, without a vehicle. I've done bush walks before but not in the Kruger mostly in Hluhluwe and loved them. Actually I would be thrilled to see an elephant on foot but not a whole herd of the things, couple of mature bulls would be nice.

Few years ago we were staying at Bateleur bush camp and we wanted to go on a walk unfortunately there was no one to take us. So my question is must you let them know in advance of your arrival that you want to go on a walk? How long in advance?

We are going back to Bateleur December so I wanted to try again. Im not talking about the main camps as I assume there is always someone around to take people out there.

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I am not sure about the bush camps. When we stayed at Biyamiti they didn't have anyone available for a walk, but we did a couple of Drives. On an early morning drive we had a blackie walk right up to the vehicle, within 1 to 2 metres. Just the ranger, Torticat and I.
Bush walks are, like game drives hit or miss, you might not see any animals, but you also might see spectacular things. On our very first walk we were over half way into the walk before we saw anything more than a few insects. we came to a waterhole and surprised two lions, who disappeared so quickly that we didn't even get a picture. But as great as a sighting like that, being out in the bush where no one else can go, is an amazing experience, and all of the guides we have been with stop to show and tell at interesting plants, spoor, scat, and other things. On one, the guides even indulged Torticat while she made plaster casts of Lion footprints!

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 Post subject: Re: Info walks taken from camps.
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Sounds lovely Norma. :shock: What's a "blackie"?

I was looking at the bookings calendar yesterday and saw underneath there are some boxes to tick off which I didnt see when we made the original booking. One is for guided walks so it looks like you can book them in advance. I will see if its not too much trouble to try and get that included at this stage.


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normana53 wrote:
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Oh ha ha ha. Well you can understand that this is extremely unusual to have a black rhino approaching a vehicle like that and in anything but a friendly manner. Almost completely unheard of I would say unless it was tame. Very special, so I wasn't assuming for even a second thats what you meant.

I've never seen a wild black rhino, they are its true very very skittish and will run or charge on site, usualy run. Oh I once we saw one from a distance it was very agitated running up and down a long slope on the otherside of a river at the Hluhulwe game reserve. Here I also saw many in bomas, they had been captured about ten of them and were going to be sold to private reserves. They are very relaxed once captured I was surprised to see and learn, like little children happily eating and doing their thing. But it's deceptive a researcher was killed by the same Rhinos a few weeks later when she entered at a "safe distance" to take a stool sample the rhino swung around and took her out with its horn, all in a matter of seconds. Very tragic.

Black Rhino are my favorite animals I would LOVE to see them in the Kruger.

Its interesting but I've only ever seen white Rhino once at the Kruger ever, in Natal they seem to be hundreds or were :(


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 Post subject: Re: Info walks taken from camps.
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We are visiting KNP for six nights in August 2014. We have booked a morning walk at Olifants. We also want to book a walk at Crocodile Bridge. What do you recommend for Crocodile Bridge - based on your experience - booking another morning walk or booking an afternoon walk?


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Croc Bridge is a game rich area. I prefer morning walks. You get out before everyone else.

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We prefer the morning walks as well. This time of year it is also good to get done before it gets too hot.

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 Post subject: Morning Walks HELP!!
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Good day All!

We are going to Kruger in December. :dance: We are planning our first ever morning Walk. But where I need some help and advise is - WHICH CAMP WOULD BE THE BEST TO BOOK FOR A MORNING WALK? :hmz:

Letaba, Satara or Skukuza? :cam:


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 Post subject: Re: Morning Walks HELP!!
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Hanlie, I am sure walks from any of those three camps would be great.
Maybe have a read throughInfo for walks from Camps
Lots of info and advice in there.

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 Post subject: Re: Morning Walks HELP!!
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Hi Hanlie :)

I've done walks from all three, and all are wonderful. Go eeny-meeny-miney-mo, and take that one :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Morning Walks HELP!!
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Only done Letaba.

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