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Astronomy Night Drives

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Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:36 pm Unread post
Anyone planning on doing this?

www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/tourism/activities/astronomy.php
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:27 pm Unread post
I would really like to do this....as friends and family asked me....I know most of the animals...birds Im still learnig...whats next during my Year in Kruger...the obvious choice was the galaxy.,....but seeing that Im in a caravan and there is no facility at Olifants can I do it from either Satara, Letaba or Balule :(


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Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:36 pm Unread post
I can't see why they couldn't pick you up from Balule - the stargazing is done at N'wamanzi lookout, not at Olifants

Emily I've done the astronomy night - it was a wonderful experience and I learnt so much. Obviously a map of the southern skies isn't really helpful for me "up here" but just getting the opportunity to have a closer look at the planets was fantastic. We were lucky and had a really clear view of Saturn.

Very much worth the money and I'd recommend it to anyone.


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Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:31 am Unread post
This is something that I would like to do , it must be fascinating! :D


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Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:51 am Unread post
We did the astronomy drive in 07 :thumbs_up:
Will do again in September 09 with our children :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance:
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Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:16 pm Unread post
I am dying to do the astronomy night drive when we stay in Olifants in November. I was told to reserve directly with the camp. Does anyone know how far in advance I should contact them?

Thank you!!! :D


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Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:10 am Unread post
I will do the drive next august. does anybody know what time does it start? because I'll arrive there in the late afternoon..
thank you


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Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:36 am Unread post
Late afternoon should be fine as that drive needs the sun to be down.
I would give them a call say 2 weeks before arriving. Using my phone here, so I can't link, but the contact numbers and mail are on the camps page.


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Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:21 pm Unread post
Does anyone know why this activity has been stopped? (Apologies if I missed this in a previous post)
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