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Sarah_007
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Kgalagadi . Wonderful pictures

Unread postby Sarah_007 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:59 am

Hello People

I recently went to the Kalahari Gemsbok park on holiday and had some wonderfull experiences! Here are a few pictures from my trip:

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I have many more of the lions and Hyena so if anyone would like to view more, just ask!

Thankyou, Enjoy

Sarah_007
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Unread postby Sarah_007 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:13 am

So much for few lions, we saw over 40! The only thing I am dissapointed because we didnt see was Meerkat! Does anyone know what has happined to them? :D

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Unread postby Red Dune » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:49 am

Hi there Sarah,

Didn't you see the single male Meerkat in Mata Mata camp. His den is close to the swimming pool . . . on the office's side.

A real entertainer . . . and as tame as anything. I am quite surprised that I never bothered to take a good pic of him.

But you are right . . . Meerkat are few and far between. The only little group that we came across was ± 2kms south of Kasper se Draai. The raptors has definitely had an impact on there existence in the KTP.

Meerkat Manor (the show on TV) is being filmed approx 150 from Nossob on the Botswana side . . . according to the Ranger.
Nossob : 6 days from 5th March 2015
Namibia : on a sheep-farm in Nambia for 2 nights (14kms out)
Mata Mata : back to Mata Mata for 4 days from 15th March 2015



. . . with the red sand in my shoes . . I'll always return

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Unread postby peterbee » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:51 am

Thanks, dreamer, and sarah, who pm'd to say she had seen spotted hyena at Grootkolk. They are one of my favourite animals, and my last sighting was way back in Nov 2000, so its good to know they are still around.

@ dreamer - well, I have to now confess that I could not wait until April 2008, (you all know how this place can get a hold on you), so I was back in KTP end Aug early Sept for 2 weeks I was worried that it would be really dry(it was), but it turned out to be the best trip ever. Finally, I saw badgers ! Not once but 4 good sightings. That's KTP for you. Will I be going again soon - you bet ! April 2008 or sooner :P :P :P

Just got to pacify the boss at work first.... :wink: But I showed him my pics and I think he's finally beginning to understand the KTP's magic.

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Unread postby Sarah_007 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:10 pm

Yes,its truly is a magical place!! I am totally in love with the Kalahari
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More Lion

Unread postby Sarah_007 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:15 pm

This time for my family was definately the time we have seen the best lion sightings. Some of thes are not great photos but you still get the point. Especially the last one... Now that has a story behind it. We were watching these lions at the waterhole near Nossob, Rooiputs I think, and the male lion got up and started walking our way to cross the road, we were all trying to capture these amazing shots with our windows closed and the lion came so close that I just shot without even zooming out as he was walking pretty fast! I love his eyes in the pic, even though it is slightly blue and should have been zoomed out! :D Oh well, you get the point!!
Thanks guys
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Unread postby peterbee » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:48 pm

sarah_007, thanks for sharing these photos, they are really great, especially the first one (lying on the roadside, typical lions!) and the male walking away from the waterhole (it looks like Rooikop to me?). Can't figure out what they were eating, looks quite small?

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Unread postby Sarah_007 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:19 am

About the eating, we figured that they were cubs (teenagers) and they had done a sort of 'trial run' on a Springbok!


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