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Kgalagadi trip report - November 2006

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Kgalagadi trip report - November 2006

Unread postby Tamara » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:21 pm

Better late than never, so here it is:

November 7
After breakfast we leave Augrabies NP. We loved this park and will certainly visit it again for a longer period. The sand dunes on the way to the park are most beautiful and the last 60 k's were not that bad as we expected. We didn't even inflate the tyres of our Corolla. The camp 2 Rivieren is not that interesting and nice, because it's situated directly to the gate, but it is fine. Looked for Sable, but couldn't find him. After stting up the tent, we drive into the park. We really like the landscape and we see a really big lion (black maned), jackal, springbok and oryx. The roads are sandy, but do not cause any troubles. At 6.30 we are ready for the night drive, with an excellent guide. We see a mole snake, 2 porcupines, 2 bat eared foxes (yeahhh) and even 2 pole cats (once in a lifetime experience according to the ranger), a african wild cat, giant eagle owl with chick. Very satisfied we go to bed.

November 8
At 5.30 we are ready for our drive to Nossob. Except for the usual game we finally see some meerkats and a cheetah. We really love the picknick spots in this park, so desolated and clean. The drive takes us about 6 hours and we are really tired. Just 5 kilometer from the Nossob camp lies a young male lion on the road and we can't pass him ntill he leaves, after an hour! But he gave us the opportunity to shoot some real nice lion pictures ;-) We book the nigth drive and just relax the rest of the afternoon. The nigth drive is wet and not very succesfull. It rains very heavily for about half an hour and it's cold and we do not like the guide. But.... we do see a puff adder, which is really the only thing my husband was desperate for to see this holiday. And als: springhare, lions, vultures, wild cats and bat eared foxes.

November 9
Unfortunately we have to leave Nossob and go back to 2 Rivieren. Catch of the day: giant eagle owl, ostriches with babies, 3 lions, jackal, wild cat with youngster and a beautiful sunset. We have diner in the restaurant and go to bed early.

November 10
We left for Namibia...Were the leopard picture was taken, sorry...

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2-11 Flying to Capetown
No San Parks this time :-( , but Namibia and Botswana, Vic Falls

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Unread postby Tamara » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:31 am

some more pictures:

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Cape Foxes just outside the Park

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2-11 Flying to Capetown

No San Parks this time :-( , but Namibia and Botswana, Vic Falls

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Unread postby Tamara » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:03 am

Dreamer wrote:Thank you Tamara, lovely pics.
You say the Cape fox were just outside the park. Were they just outside Twee Rivieren camp or outside the entrance to the park?
If there is gold at the bottom of any rainbow my guess is that it would be in the Kgalagadi :thumbs_up:


Hi Dreamer, they were just about 10 km after we left the gate at 2 Rivieren, so on this so called terrible road to KTP. Mama was not at home and the 3 kids were chasing each other.
2-11 Flying to Capetown

No San Parks this time :-( , but Namibia and Botswana, Vic Falls


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