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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Tongasabi » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:58 pm

Just back and we've had lots of rain (some roads up North were flooded) and impressive thunderstorms... 7th to 14th of January 2009. I recon that January and February are better Months than November if you want some kind of 'green' season?

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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by pathfinder » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:09 pm

Hi all

We had a nice thunderstorm at Nossob on the 27th of December, but only about 1/2 mm of rain. Plenty of rain dumped on the Botswana side that night though and I will post pics of the awesome lightning in my trip report when I get to that day's installment

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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Batsman » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:03 pm

Tongasabi...It depends. Two out of four visits in februarys to KTP were dry and no extra green at all.

Two times the Kgalagadi looked very strange to me. Very green after good rains, like a scruffy golf course.

But as you mentioned the so called "Green Kgalagadi" is normally in January/February after good rains in the months before.

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Temperature in KTP in February

Unread post by turtlegirl » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:59 pm

Dear all,

We will be visiting your beautiful park for the first time. We will stay from February 19 - 21, (Mata-Mata, Nossob, Twee Rivieren) travelling with a 4x4 and will spend the nights in our rooftent. Now we are wondering if the nights will be very cold - below 0° - so that we have to take special warm clothes at night. As we will be entering the park from Namibia: is it true that we can not bring fresh meat and firewood from Namibia to Mata-Mata?
Has it rained a lot till now? Just wondering because of the Malaria.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Kind regards from Germany

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Re: Temperature in KFT in February

Unread post by Batsman » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:49 pm

Hi turtlegirl,

don't know about the meat and wood from Namibia, but the night temperatures in February are very mild. As a German you can easily sleep in shorts and a T-Shirt with a light blanket. The day temperatures normally easily exceed 40 degrees.

At night it will be around 20 degrees.

We've been four times to KTP in February and the temperatures never dropped to zero degrees.

May be you check the new weather feature on the Sanparks website.

btw. IIRC KTP is malaria free since 1930.

Another Kgalagadi addicted German

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Re: Temperature in KFT in February

Unread post by Bekke » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:14 am

We were there 3 weeks ago, and it was 28 degrees Celsius 6 o'clock in the morning and 37 degrees at 9 o'clock in the evening! So you should not be concerned about extra blankets

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Re: Temperature in KFT in February

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:58 pm

It is correct. You cannot bring in wood from Nam.
I am not so sure about packaged meat though. I would check up, maybe the KTP guru could tell you?
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Re: RAINY SEASON IN KTP

Unread post by Rooies » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:44 am

Look at all the water at Nossob!!!. It looks like the Nossob is flowing. Can anyone confirm?
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