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Contacting bird guide Frank Mabasa

Unread post by TSMA » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:56 pm

This October my wife and I are visiting South Africa from the UK. Whilst at Kruger we had hoped to spend a day birding with renowned bird guide Frank Mabasa, who I believe is based at the Pafuri picnic site.

Does anyone know how I can get in touch with Frank to arrange this?

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Re: Contacting bird guide Frank Mabasa

Unread post by DinkyBird » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:21 pm

Hi TSMA

Best to email the camp manager at Punda Maria - the picnic spot falls under that camp.

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Re: Contacting bird guide Frank Mabasa

Unread post by TSMA » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:47 pm

Thanks DinkyBird - I'll give that a go.

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Re: Contacting bird guide Frank Mabasa

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:21 am

I could be wrong about this. :hmz:
But Frank doesn't "spend a day birding" with visitors.
He's the caretaker of the Pafuri picnic spot and will chat to visitors and point out the birds at the picnic spot. But he is not an official guide.

Perhaps someone can confirm
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Re: Contacting bird guide Frank Mabasa

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:43 am

Yoda, I think in the past because of his fantastic knowledge of birds SANParks have allowed him to do the odd day birding walks on request and when they can get a stand in for him at the picnic site but as DB has said its best to contact Punda Maria camp and find out if this is still the case.

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Re: Contacting bird guide Frank Mabasa

Unread post by Yoda » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:56 am

Elsa wrote:Yoda, I think in the past because of his fantastic knowledge of birds SANParks have allowed him to do the odd day birding walks on request and when they can get a stand in for him at the picnic site but as DB has said its best to contact Punda Maria camp and find out if this is still the case.

Elsa,
Ah, ok, didn't realise that.
Thanks for the info :thumbs_up:
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