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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:14 am

On his return he passed right at our unit and one lioness paid a visit as well

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After that the lions decided to leave. Eric finally was able to change the gas bottles at our unit. While he was still at it, the lions returned but did not stay long. We finally could have breakfast. Then Eric changed our tyre, my SO helping him while I was on the look-out for the lions.

Then we packed the car and left for Twee Rivieren.
back from KTP November 2015 waiting for November 2016
visiting a green park again – Kruger NP March 2015

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:07 pm

On the way to TR, we saw gemsbok

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Ostriches

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There were loads of them – we counted 27 and I am not sure we counted all of them.
back from KTP November 2015 waiting for November 2016
visiting a green park again – Kruger NP March 2015

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:08 pm

Then we saw the meerkats again

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visiting a green park again – Kruger NP March 2015

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:10 pm

There were secretary birds, willies and beautiful flowers

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At Houmed one of the trap cams was busy taking pics of the springboks

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And in the dunes outside TR we saw the first kudus

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visiting a green park again – Kruger NP March 2015

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:11 pm

That evening we went on a private sunset drive. Sarah, our guide, asked where we would like to go and I, still waiting for my birthday present, told her, I would like to see a leopard. Thus, we went to Leuuwdril. We did not find the leopard, but saw jackal

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and uncounted springhares – actually only the reflection of the eyes.
back from KTP November 2015 waiting for November 2016
visiting a green park again – Kruger NP March 2015

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:55 am

05.09.2012

This morning we wanted to go to Leeuwdril again to look for the leopard. Our first stop was at Samevloeiing where we found the other trap cam, springboks and elands

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:56 am

On the way to Leeuwdril we saw pcgs, pygmy falcons, a crazy gemsbok and a jackal. Since there was nothing at the waterhole, we continued towards Rooiputs where we found “fighting” wildebeests

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On the way back some gemsbok were cleaning the road

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We saw more pcgs, a tawny, more gemsbok, swallow-tailed bee-eaters, a rock kestrel and the other trap cam again

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Back in camp we were greeted by a shongolo

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:58 am

On the afternoon drive we took the same road and saw kori bustard, pcgs and we had a first sighting at Rooiputs of a pale-legged green-back

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At Leeuwdril we saw a yellow mongoose

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That evening we had dinner at the restaurant in TR. It was really great food and friendly service.
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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:46 am

06.09.2012

This was our last morning at TR and we decided to give it a final try at finding the leopard. Thus, we were off to Leeuwdril again. The first sighting was eland again

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:47 am

Further on we saw three jackals on a mission and two tawnies in a tree. When we arrived at Leeuwdril we finally were lucky – we found Cagn

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:48 am

She was moving around the tank and decided to move to the waterhole

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:49 am

She was sitting and rolling inside the empty waterhole before she decided to return to the tank.

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When she returned the gentleman in the car next to us told us to go ahead. He had already taken two full cards of pictures of her. How nice was that.

Unfortunately she moved behind the tank and we had to leave because we had to check out.
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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:50 am

On the way back we saw a secretary bird and found some more meerkats

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There were some tour guides as well whose guests were taking pics. One of the guides asked us what we had seen. We told him about the leopard and he left on the spot without asking his guests, if they had taken all the pics of the meerkats they wanted.

We returned to the camp, had breakfast and left towards KTC.
back from KTP November 2015 waiting for November 2016
visiting a green park again – Kruger NP March 2015

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:51 am

We saw nothing on the road until we had passed the dunes .Then we saw a hyena cub on the ridge.

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and more meerkats were around close to Gemsbokplein

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We stopped at Kamqua and found a snake at the toilet

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back from KTP November 2015 waiting for November 2016
visiting a green park again – Kruger NP March 2015

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Re: It is almost time to go back to KTP

Unread post by gatita » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:46 pm

When we proceeded, we found a sanparks car parked at the side of the road. They pointed towards a tree and we had our first cheetah sighting which we would have missed otherwise

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back from KTP November 2015 waiting for November 2016
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