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Kruger in September

Unread post by rekklez » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:32 am

Hi everybody!
I was wondering where would be the best place to stay in 2 weeks in terms of current game viewing? Where is the game being seen? Im asking on behalf of my dad who is going on a trip back to SA and would love to visit Kruger for 2 or 3 days, he is very experienced in Kruger but just wanted to know where the game is currently been seen? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a million everybody!
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Re: Kruger in September

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:06 am

Hi Rekklez , what a wonderful opportunity.

I am sure that you will get replies from people who have been recently. The drought is still affecting some parts of the Park rather badly. I think the central area has been the most affected. Game is plentiful, but it can be distressing for some to see signs of the drought.

I would suggest around the south, possibly Biyamiti/Lower Sabie area. Skukuza is also not a bad possibility, as it does have a great variety of roads.
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Re: Kruger in September

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:49 am

What I have experienced and advise lately is to try and stick to the roads closer to perennial rivers or water courses/pans etc as with the limited grazing available the animals and sightings seem to be more around those areas.
but of course as with most things in the wild this is just a generalization and one can still get surprises where least expected. 8)

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Re: Kruger in September

Unread post by Rivers2Run » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:33 pm

I am in Kruger and definitely stay near the perennial rivers we've seen lots of game. 6 lions today.
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Re: Kruger in September

Unread post by Hippotragus » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:55 pm

I agree with the above posts - stay near the major rivers (which still have water). There is almost no grazing left in the southern part of the park, but most of the animals are still looking OK. Buffaloes, hippos and warthogs are the first to show signs of suffering.

Predator sightings cannot be pre-planned - it is very much a case of "right time, right place".

I would base myself around Skukuza, Lower Sabie, Crocodile Bridge, Biyamiti, Berg n Dal. The area around Satara has been very, very dry for several months and there is no big river there.
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Re: Kruger in September

Unread post by rekklez » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:59 am

cheers for all the responses. He will probably go to Lower Sabie or Skukuza. Great help thanks!
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Re: Kruger in September

Unread post by PantoffelSlippers » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:34 pm

Hi all,

Which rivers still have water at the moment?

I was at Satara last year November - it was dry as a desert back then already.

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Re: Kruger in September

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:39 pm

All the perennial rivers have water even if lower than usual, like the Sabie, Crocodile, Olifants etc.


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