Last summary then we start.
The check in time of 2pm to me is absolute madness in an arid park that is really hot between 12-2pm. This policy means that I will not book any chalets again in the main camps. Imagine being out from 5h30am till 2pm.
Nossob and Mata Mata have no power at night which as a stated earlier makes the chalets extremely hot and with no nets cannot open doors or windows. This is yet another reason i will not book chalets again.
The permit system works but on many occasions we saw vehicles drive straight out of the camp gates in the morning without getting a permit. This can only mean they never handed them in so what is the point.
The take away at TR is a nice addition and the food at the restaurant had improved.
We found the roads to be in better shape than previous years and saw the grader a lot.
Some waterholes were broken but we saw the maintenance crew fixing them on a regular basis.
In general behaviour of most visitors was good.
We saw no road kill on the entire 25 day trip.
4X4 route just north of TR is closed.
Shop situation regarding 5l water availability is strange. i hope it has nothing to do with the fact that 2x 1.5L cost R23 while a 5L cost R24.
The situation of the 2 waterholes at Mata Mata camp is shambolic to say the least.
The park was looking nice with the little early rain and animal concentration was fairly high with a large number of springbok lambs.
The majority of the staff were very friendly but special mention must be made of the wilderness camp attendants who are absolutely fantastic.
25 days is a long time to be in the park so you must plan carefully to ensure you enjoy and maximise the time.
i hope the current upgrades to the shops do not take to long.
Weather at this time of year was as expected starting to get hot but the wind was still frequent and sometimes very strong.
The power issue at KK you need to be aware of as it goes out every morning around 5h15am.
To KTP as an overall trip. WARNING
The following trip report could be dangerous to you leave account at work.
Also i really should change the name of this trip report to:"KITTY'S UNLIMITED"