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Kalahari revisited, Amazing Mokala, Mindblowing Namibia (2 SA addicts from Holland)

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Kalahari revisited, Amazing Mokala, Mindblowing Namibia (2 SA addicts from Holland)

Unread post by Robbert » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:32 pm

Winter in Holland so time to plan our next trip to southern Africa again. We have 6 weeks to spend, lots of time. :dance: :dance: :dance: As we haven't been to Kruger NP for a long time, we decide to travel east and spend our time in Kruger NP, Mapungubwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. Two weeks before we leave we watch a travel program on Namibia and are lost again. :hmz: :wink: :lol: We don't go east, we travel west!!! How can we resist the call of the desert??? :hmz: We get more than enough rain in Holland. We long for the sun after the cold and dark winter days. How fortunate we are we have not made any reservations, except for the rental car!
The only plan we make is that we really want to visit the Kgalagadi TP, Mokala and Namibia. Because of the availability of the accommodation this results in rather an unlogical and long route, so be it. We make a reservation for 3 nights in Mokala at the Motshwedi camp site and we make reservations for the KTP: camp site in Twee Rivieren, 3 nights in Kalahari Tented Camp, and lucky us, 2 nights at the Nossob camp site as well.

Monday 22nd of February 2016 we travel to Schiphol Airport, early morning. It's raining cats and dogs. How glad we are to leave this bad weather behind and fly to the sun.

'Tulips' from Holland :tongue:

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Bye bye Holland! :hands:

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Due to the clouds we have a reather 'bumpy' flight... :shock:

We fly over Greece, the beautiful snowy mountains of the Peloponesos are deep down below us.

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Africa, Sudan

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At 22.15 hrs we land at OT where we collect the car and drive to the hotel.

After a good night's rest and a proper breakfast we feel refreshed and ready for the 650 kms drive to our friends in Kathu. The roads are quiet, we have a coffee in Potch and another stop just after we have passed Vryburg and around 17.30 hrs we drive the 5 kms very bumpy road to the farm of our friends. How wonderful to be back again!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

Obviously it has been raining recently, the veld is covered with yellow flowers. Really the Green Kalahari!

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The next morning we go for a walk and see other lovely flowers of which unfortunately we don't know the name, critters and birds.

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Drinking Golden-breasted Bunting

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European Bee-eater (easier to :cam: in Africa than in Europe!)

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Black-chested Prinia

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Leopard Tortoise

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To be continued....
Award Public Sighting of the Month December 2006

8 parks in 6 weeks, two SA addicts from Holland ( from Kalahari to Wilderness) viewtopic.php?f=27&t=85752&start=270

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Re: Kalahari revisited, Amazing Mokala, Mindblowing Namibia (2 SA addicts from Holland)

Unread post by RayK » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:12 pm

Hi Robbert,
Interesting itinerary. I'm ready for more. :)

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Re: Kalahari revisited, Amazing Mokala, Mindblowing Namibia (2 SA addicts from Holland)

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:56 pm

Beautiful flowers, Robbert,

and welcome back :popcorn:

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Re: Kalahari revisited, Amazing Mokala, Mindblowing Namibia (2 SA addicts from Holland)

Unread post by gatita » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:02 pm

we arrived at Johannesburg on 22.02.2016 as well but we went East :D

looking forward to what you saw in the West :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

pretty flowers to begin with :dance: :dance:
back from KTP November 2015 waiting for November 2016
visiting a green park again – Kruger NP March 2015


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