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Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:21 am Unread post
I want to know what different people think of the animals you hear at night. For example when I was in lower sabie in the river view tent I could hear hyena's during the night as well as hippo's in the river.

Does these sounds scare you or do you love them ?

Also does anyone know where one can listen/download sounds like hyena etc ?
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Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:50 am Unread post
I dont know where you can download them from but i love the sounds!!!!!!!

The Eppualated fruit bats, the clicking of the microbats, the bush babbies, lions, hayenas, hippos, egyptian geese etc.


I love thwm all!!!! :D


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In the early hours of new year's day this year, I heard sounds like sawing of wood in Croc Bridge on the way to the loo before being the only person out of the gate at opening time. The noises were coming from animals inside the tents, and were pretty scary :twisted:


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Sound of Lions Is brilliant, you can feel it..Never mind hear it :D ..........But the grunt of a leopard, call of the Thick-Tailed Bushbaby(Punda Maria Camp is full of them), Scops, Verrueax's, White-Faced Scops Owls are some of my favourites..........Fiery-Necked Nightjar taking the poll position for best Night Time Call :D

And the Barn Owl's screetch, as the freaky-est noise i've ever heard :shock: :D


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We often hear the lions at Tamboti, the baboons across the river, and the scops owls calling to each other.


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I absolutely love hearing the night sounds and in fact try and stay awake as long as I can, but its the one place I tend to sleep like a baby. :roll: :lol:


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Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:34 pm Unread post
Also on my list are the local scops owls, jakals and the feiry necked nightjar. :D


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Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:18 pm Unread post
Animal sounds at night - what a wonderfull Africa experience . Lions far away proclaiming there teritory. Hyenas laughing and giggling at their own private jokes . Jackals calling one another in the distance . Or a Leopard coughing and sawing in the forest , with Baboons barking their nervous warnings . The "CRU Cru " call of a Scops owl.The "Good Lord deliver us " call of a Nightjar . This is all part of what makes the African bush and KRUGER in particular so very very special .


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Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:25 pm Unread post
BB you talked about the lions you heard at Tamboti - We were doing a night drive and stopped to pick up a few guests from Tamboti and there was a pride of lions not even 20 meters from the camp gate so maybe it's a resident pride there :)

Sounds like all of you loves the bush sounds as well thats true that is part of what makes kruger kruger...


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There is a pair of brothers that 'runs' a pride there Mars. Their territory includes the webcam area and the first bit of tar road to Satara. It could well be them 'singing'. We saw them one night on a night ride, marking their territory as they walked the tar road.

I dunno why this is under the Kruger thread, because one of the greatest bush sounds comes from Nossob in Kgalagadi - the barking geckos. At dusk it sounds like someone has let the dogs out, but it is the barking geckos. :dance:


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As I am looking for animal sounds (I miss kruger that much) but I'm back in 2 weeks I came across this sound

http://www.everyoneweb.com/ngala/ and then down to leopard sound 2 - is that the wood sawing sound you heard ?


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To me there are no better medicine for body,soul and mind than to sit around a campfire in the bush and listen to the real life orcestra!! it doesnt have to be a lion roaring or a leopard coughing- even a scopsowl or a nightjars tweed(or what ever sound it make) is music to my ears!!!

And then early morning just before the sun is rising again sitting around the fire with a hot steamy cup of coffee with rusks and taking in as a new day is breaking and the life of day coming active!!!

oH HOW I wish i could be there right now!!! :doh:


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Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:41 am Unread post
The Orpen are is quite impressive as far as night sounds go:

A few weeks ago I heard jackal, lion, Fiery-Necked Nightjar, African Scops Owl, Squaretailed Nightjar and Verreux's Eagle Owl simultaneously.

The best night sound I've ever heard was the roaring of two prides of lion squaring each other up on the opposite ends of the Sweni trails camp with us caught in the middle of the vocal battle.


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Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:11 am Unread post
Heard lions,hyena,jackal and a herd of elephant at Tamboti, its scary walking through the bush to the loo at 3am,-lion and hyena at Satara,-hyena at Croc bridge,- hippos,lion and hyena at lower sabie and nothing at Skukuza except for the rather noisy bunch in the camping area :)


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Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:53 am Unread post
Bush Baptist wrote
We often hear the lions at Tamboti, the baboons across the river, and the scops owls calling to each other.



when we were there in aug, it sounded like three prides of lions all calling from three directions two far and one close, the one morning heard a leopard calling for bout 2-3 hours, started one the one left of tam opposite side of the river, and it was like the leopard stuck in the bush all the way along the river, quite a chillin sound i must say
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