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Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by BerkiSA » Fri May 27, 2011 3:07 pm

I think this will be a good topic!

If time and money were not a consideration, what would your dream kruger trip be? What route, what camps and what accomodation would you book?

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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by Massimo » Fri May 27, 2011 3:35 pm

a motor home :thumbs_up: :tongue: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri May 27, 2011 3:36 pm

What fun 8)

I would travel late September to mid November. It would be from North to South. That would take about 9 weeks.

Let me see :hmz:
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week 2 Sirheni
week 3 Letaba tents
week 4 Satara
week 5 Tambotie
week 6 Lower Sabie tents
week 7 Skukuza tents
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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Fri May 27, 2011 4:30 pm

If acomodation limits were not a consideration :hmz:

I would start of at Berg En Dal, and move to a new camp when I feel I have explored the area sufficiently. Based on my enjoyment of the game in the area I would stay there until ready to move on :D
Move from South to North in my own time :thumbs_up:
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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by ndloti » Fri May 27, 2011 5:14 pm

2 back to back wilderness trails of each of the wilderness trails - 42 nights in the wilderness - just 1 night between each new trail destination in a small tent in a quiet camp .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri May 27, 2011 8:19 pm

Awesome topic!

We would chose a time to cover the change of the seasons - from dry to wet - to see the bush transform from dry and brown to green and full of new life.

That would mean a trip of about 3 months throughout the whole park, starting at one end, going to the other, and then back again. Witnessing dry rivers begin to flow, lambs being born, blooms coming out. So our bet would be to plan a camping trip of 3 months in Kruger from about beginning of Oct to end of Dec.
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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by skywalker2251 » Fri May 27, 2011 8:57 pm

I would stay about a year in the park, visiting every camp, including the luxury lodges and overnight hides. I would also mix in at least one trip on each of the trails.

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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by BerkiSA » Fri May 27, 2011 9:21 pm

One year in the park would be a dream!

I would love to start in the south and work my way up and then down again!

I would love to spend a month in every camp driving every road.

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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by dovidal » Fri May 27, 2011 9:33 pm

my dream trip,would be start at pund maria for 4 nights,then down to shingwedsi 4 nights,letaba 3 nights,satara 7 nights,lower sabie 4 nights,pretoriaskop 3 nights,that would be pretty wild dream :pray: :whistle:

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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sat May 28, 2011 10:25 am

LOVE this idea... Okay - so seeing as time and MONEY is not a consideration...

Definitely do at least a 3 month trip inside KNP - staying at least 5-7 days at each camp (AT LEAST). Try out all the bushveld camps as well. Maybe South to North and then back South again. I agree - probably over the period of Sept - Dec. THEN I'd also like to do all the concessions and stay in all the luxury camps inside KNP... A girl can dream, can't she... :D
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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by YDJanet » Mon May 30, 2011 3:50 am

For years, every time I go to Kruger I resurrect my dream of being there for six months.
If that were ever a reality, my hubby and I would start in September at Pretoriuskop and do the Napi Trail Wilderness Walk;
then proceed to Berg-en-Dal.
After a week or so there, we'd do the Wolhuter Trail; then head for Biyamiti.
It's my second most favorite camp in the park (Talamati is my fav).
After a week in Biyamiti, we'd stay at Croc Bridge for another week.
From there, we'd do the Lebombo 4 x 4 trail and then stay a week or so at Punda.
Before leaving that area, we'd do the Nyalaland Trail.
From there, we would start south, staying about a week in each camp, and also taking in the Olifants, Sweni, and Metsi-Metsi trails.
Staying a week or so at each camp would give us time to concentrate not only on animals, but also on birds and flora.
I'd also have time to write about what I saw and experienced.
At each camp, we'd go on several sundowners as well as some morning walks.
I'd want to take in as much as possible and totally immerse myself in the experience.
We'd end with Berg-en-Dal and the Bushman Trail.

I'd want to share the experience with others, of course.
Since money is no object, I'd invite friends who have never been to Africa to join me for 1- or 2-week segments.
I'd also include my sons and their families for longer periods of time.
And if our South African family was interested, they'd also be more than welcome.
Sadly, most of them aren't as crazy about Kruger as we are—they say they've "been there, done that."
I can't comprehend that viewpoint because the more I've been to Kruger, the more I want to be there again.

My dream will probably never happen all at once, but we're doing it piece by piece.
On our next trip (In December), my hubby and I are doing the Napi Trail and we're also staying at Biyamiti, Shimuwini, Tamboti, and Skukuza.
Sadly, we won't be a week at any one of those places, but we are grateful for being able to spend a few days at each of them.

And I'll continue to dream about a 6-month Kruger experience!

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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by Mgoddard » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:59 am

Nice to read all about the Dream Trips...but also sad that I could not complete my dream....I made 264 days traveling from camp to camp..(3 weeks at each)...maybe one day I will complete my dream and stay for the 365 days as I inteded :D

Now where do I find that rich prince to sponsor me??? :?

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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:14 pm

Some amazing dreams in the previous posts, time for some new ones!

We have previously done our "Dream trip" which was a month in the park traveling from south to north and back again and it was just that, a dream but went past so quickly
so think I would love to do another and extend it to 3 months with more times in each camp!
How about you?

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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by isinkwe » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:04 pm

1) win an obscene amount on the lotto
2) hitch the caravan
3) drive to Kruger
4) book in for the next 11 months
5) every month book another month extra
6) just live in Kruger- move around when the mood takes me :D

simple as that :D

as soon as No. 1 is sorted :hmz:

and

7) invite all of you for a skottle breakfast or an evening braai to my caravan :D :D

and just do Krugerparking :D :thumbs_up:

PS. when I die of old age , just leave me there for the animals to eat :D
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Re: Dream Kruger Trip

Unread post by Safari Gal » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:19 pm

My dream would be if someone told me I could go to Kruger, stay wherever I wanted for as long as I wanted, until one day I woke up and said that I had had enough - would love to know how long that would take - if ever ............
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