Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 11:14 am Posts: 2 Location: Kampenhout Belgium
Just beeing "On the way" from any camp to any other camp , with my camera on my knees , with a binocular on the knees of my wife ," Surching , looking , spotting and enjoying " off any nature sighting that will be so kind to show itself !!
Looking forward as we will be there for our second time in Kgalagadi from 10 till 31 january !!!
with a yellow flag , ofcourse !!
_________________ Jo &Marie-Paule
we love the south african parks !!!
Summer- at home, in front of my aircon!(otherwise, around Grootkolk)
Spring- anywhere where the Rhizogum trichotomum and Tribulus zeyheri are in flower, as well as Marie's/Haagner's
Winter- Marie's, Haagner's, around Grootkolk, Dalkeith
Autumn- Anywhere, except the dune roads
And to add to the above- my absolute favourite year-round spot is Bayip...
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:17 pm Posts: 196 Location: Cape Town
The BEST place is the gate at TR when I drive into the park
The worst place is the gate at TR when i drive out of the park.........
But........Kwang waterhole, have spent many an evening with a glass of wine and smoked muscles looking at NOTHING....the silence
Second would be Maries se Gat.........
Could spend the rest of the day going on and on about places I love there...
But now I pay homage to the 20km to go sign on the Auob....the first Leopard photographs
Michelle, have a great trip...........( as he throws up in his barf bag )
Go forth and hunt the hunt with the 40D
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:53 pm Posts: 3823 Location: Cambridge, MA (and home from home in Darling, WC)
I don't know KTP as intimately as those of you who are able to visit regularly but from my limited experience, my favourite places are Grootkolk and the drive from there to Union's End. I've done that drive early morning, late afternoon, and early afternoon and it was different every time. What makes it so special isn't particularly great sightings — altho I did see the leucistic PCG up close — but the colours, the light, the silence, and for the most part NO other cars.
I also did the much longer drive to Union's End from Nossob in 1992 and the memory stayed with me, so I think it was a favourite place even then. Grootkolk provides a much closer base and itself is the most amazing place — beautiful and peaceful and with almost nonstop activity at the waterhole. And of course nothing beats being roared awake by a lion just outside your tent!!
_________________ RSA 2014 20-16 Oct Joburg 27-30 Oct Mapungubwe: Limpopo forest tented camp, Leokwe camp 31 Oct-1 Nov Pafuri River Camp 2-15 Nov KNP: Punda Maria, Sirheni, Olifants, Tamboti, Skukuza 16-22 Nov Cape Town 23 Nov-20 Jan Darling
Nossob hide/waterhole...its treated me very very well... But then again I love each and every inch of the kgalagadi, so a close second would come Bitterpan, great place with awesome and rear sightings!!!
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