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An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby WackoRhino » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:56 am

Hi everybody,

WR will soon be back :) :)

Some days ago, for boring reasons linked to work, I was "forced" to take holidays during the second half of february. I thought, where may I go alone (my SO and my daughter could not, and maybe would not :wink: , come on such a short notice) for 2 weeks in february ? :hmz:

I build an itinerary on a frenzy and finally did all the reservations yesterday :dance: :dance:
Arriving on the 12th, it goes like this. Pretoriuskop 2 nights, Lower Sabie, CrocBridge, Orpen, Satara, Letaba 2n, Mopani, Shingwedzi, Sirheni, Punda Maria 2n. 13 nights in Kruger, a dream come true !! I wanted to see new places, especially the far north and stay at LS, which proved difficult and at Olifants, which proved impossible in a good bungalow. So I will have to change place almost everyday but I will stay at 6 new camps and roam the mighty Kruger from south to north :dance: :dance:

I decided to cover a lot of ground because I have never seen Kruger in summer. It will be my 3rd trip to the area but the first where I will have the opportunity to marvel at the winged summer visitors :D . So birding will be my main objective, and doggies, who are the last "viewable" animals that haven't seen yet. Of course, I would be more than happy to see Pangolin, Aardvark and Samongo but this cannot be regarded as an objective :lol: . And I certainly hope to see many of my brethren and I will make a special section for them at the end of my report.

I will not submit posts during my stay in the park but I will proudly display the yellow ribbon and hope to meet some of you for talk :thumbs_up:
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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:39 pm

WackoRhino, this sounds like a lot of fun :D
You will be sleeping over at quite variety of camps and the good thing is that you do not have to travel far from camp to camp, hence give some more opportunity to explore some roads around the camps. :dance:

Hope you find a good % of your desired list and would like to know how it went. :D

All of the best with preparations. :thumbs_up:
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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby WackoRhino » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:13 pm

Thanks Kaapsedraai !

I will surely make a "travel tale" when I come back home :)
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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby hilda » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:22 am

Definitely looking forward to your travel tale WackoRhino! :clap: :clap:

Travel safe and have a stunning trip with loads of wonderful sightings! :dance: :dance:
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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:24 am

WOW :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: fabulous.

I wish you a wonderful trip. I do look forward to your trip report once you are back.

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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby Pikkie » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:07 pm

Saying that I am green with envy is the understatement of the year! :wall: :wall:

But enjoy your forced holiday.
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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:36 am

You are so lucky to be able to go for 2 weeks. Pity SO and daughter cannot join. Looking forward to hear all about it!

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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:22 am

WackoRhino :whistle: what an itinerary. :mrgreen:

Enjoy it and looking forward to your adventure. :D
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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby impyim » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:30 am

How good is that - being forced to have 2 weeks holiday and opting for Kruger.

I look forward to your tales of the trip. :thumbs_up:

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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby WackoRhino » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:20 pm

Thank you everybody for your nice words :D :D

On my way in a few hours :dance: :dance:
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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby Tessa G » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:33 pm

Have a wonderful trip WhackoRhino and hope you have comfortable and safe travels. :thumbs_up:

Watch out for those Wild Dogs you are after near Orpen Camp in the early mornings...often seen and quite a big pack of 35 or so. Not always seen together because they seem to split up into smaller groups for hunting.

Looking forward to your TR on your return.

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Re: An unexpected 2 weeks trip to Kruger

Unread postby Kendall M » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:57 pm

Lucky you! 2 weeks in Kruger - super jealous!

Safe travels & have a jol!

I can't wait to hear all about your trip :)
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