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mattib The Lion TR

Unread post by mattib » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:27 am

Who's ready for a new and great TR. I am mattib :yaya: and this is my very first TR. My pics are not natgeo quality but my sightings are :dance: so hope you enjoy :mrgreen:
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by ossendryver » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:24 am

Which camp are you going to and for how long?

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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by mattib » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:44 am

Hi ossendryver, this is very weird but this TR starts in 2009 at pretoriuskop and ends in 2010 at ngwenya lodge. Hard to explain :lol: but this is not one trip, only ngwenya is the TR but pretoriuskop is a key factor :mrgreen:
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by mattib » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:02 am

Episode 1: The Reason I started this trip occured in 2009......

At the end of July ossendryver and I went to kruger together. Now you must know that I do go to kruger every year so I didn't expect this to be any different. Well, I was wrong. :mrgreen: To go with another forum member is AWESOME!!!!! Now it was January,2010. I was clicking around my files looking at pics :whistle: when I came across this:Image and
Image and my lion pics from that trip were endless :D , but those two were the ones I saw.......

To be continued :lol:
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by mattib » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:33 pm

Thanks for comments :lol:
Episode 1 part 2 : Remembering those pics, I said to myself, " I need to get more pics like this :lol: ". So now, being the end of january, just like that; I'm going to kruger
:dance: I know you are wondering why this is called the lion TR. But that will come later..... :whistle: We planned everything so quickly and waited anxiously until July. Then it hit me, I'm going to kruger :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: after sleepless nights the day came..............



To be continued :thumbs_up:
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by mattib » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:16 am

Episode 2 : The drive: We packed up the house and drove to get the family. Cousins, aunts, and uncles ect. Now most TR's write and write and write, well I am the same. But have a different style so just READ and READ and READ :lol: :mrgreen: We just drove and drove not making many stops when we finally reached the road to ngwenya :dance: The whole time I had those pics out just to remember :P when suddenly I went up and down and up and down ect...... We had got on to the dreaded ngwenya road :? and while everyone sped past we went 0.001km. :lol: :wink: :lol: :wink: :roll: This was sooooooo "Fun" :( But it was worth it because paradise IS paradise :lol: When you say to a tourist, " Yes, in africa everything is terrible and kruger is terrible, don't go there :lol: " it's just to HIDE ngwenya and keep it to yourself :lol: :lol:

The hides are great at ngwenya and the chalets are great(spelling :? ) anyway I would reccomend taking a monster truck to overcome that road :lol: . The first thing you see when entering is: BIG 5 TERRITORY DO NOT FEED :lol: ( who would try that :whistle: ) A pair of monitors lived right outside and was trying to get at a few ducklings :big_eyes: , so cute but scary. The bully did not succeed and stormed off hungry Image

I will now leave you under the african sky in paradise Image ..............................

To be continued......
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by mattib » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:13 am

Will post ducklings soon.....................don't die of waiting :lol:
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by billyf » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:49 am

:thumbs_up: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by mattib » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:11 am

Episode 2 part 2: The Sun was to set on our paradise soon. We took a look at our resident friends Image and wished them good night :yaya: Took a walk aroung camp and watched the sunset in hope of a great day in kruger tomorrow Image
Morning will come soon................

To be continued
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:54 am

I'm enjoying the way you telling the story :D
Going to be a great TR :D :thumbs_up: :dance: :popcorn:
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by Toko » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:11 am

:lol: Good story telling, Matti :thumbs_up: Keep it coming.

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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by Ladyhawke » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:59 am

rivoting cannot wait for more :wall: :wall:
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by anne-marie » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:48 am

ready :hmz:
I am :popcorn:
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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by ossendryver » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:28 am

WOW.
what a great CAMP.
can't wait for kruger.
:popcorn:

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Re: The Lion TR

Unread post by Crested Barbet » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:53 am

:clap: Like the pic of the white-faced ducks with ducklings. They are so cute. Waiting now for your Kruger adventures. :popcorn:
My TR's
- It's time for Africa! (KNP Nov./Dec. 2010) - Video page 7: Wild dogs watching lions!
- Memories from the backseat (KNP Dec. 2009)
- If I could fly (KNP March/April 2010)
- Time to fly south again (MZNP, Addo, and more Nov/Dec. 2011)


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