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Discuss the different camps and roads of the Kruger National Park
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Unread post by Toddelelfe » Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:20 am

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Just wandering through open gates during the day can't be out of the question. Only a few camps have grids in the road & bush camps don't have manned gates...

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In Punda Maria i saw the open "back" gate at the camping area and was a little bit nervous, because i heard the night before the hyenas. And there is no grid. Also in Shingwedzi back gate.

At Balule the gates always closed. You must wait for the staff, they opened it for every single car.
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Animals Seen Inside Camps

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun May 21, 2006 6:01 pm

Hi,

Ths is intended for fenced camps only

We have seen
Bushbuck at Letaba,
Warthog and bushbaby at Skukuza
SS genet and civet at Biyamiti
BB Jackal at Twee Rivieren, Nossob, Skukuza
African wild cat and babboon at Tamboti
Impala at Pkop

To begin with, if I think of more I shall edit this post
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Unread post by Freda » Sun May 21, 2006 6:07 pm

Hyaena at Lower Sabie and Satara
Impala at Pretoriuskop
Genet at Berg-en-dal
Honeybadger at Lower Sabie
Baboons and vervets at most camps
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Unread post by pardus » Sun May 21, 2006 6:07 pm

BB = My list compares with yours, except, duiker in Shimuwini and Genet in Mopani. And before I forget - you have never seen any pink ellies in any of the camps... :?: :twisted:

Oh yes Freda, you reminded me - Impi in Pretoriuskop.

Does sightings in the staff village count?

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Unread post by Cees » Sun May 21, 2006 6:14 pm

We saw,

Puff Adder in Pretoriuskop Camp site
Bushbuck at Letaba :)
Bushbuck and Duiker at Shimuwini
Warthog at Crocodile Bridge
Large-spotted Genet at Mopani
Baboon :twisted: at Tamboti, Lower Sabie, Skukuza and Punda Maria.
Vervet Monkey :twisted: at Berg-en-Dal, Lower Sabie, Skukuza, Tamboti, Letaba and Punda Maria

That is what I know for now :shock:

And oh ja thanks Impala at Pretoriuskop
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Unread post by pardus » Sun May 21, 2006 6:20 pm

For what it's worth (in the staff village) - hyena, elephant, giraffe, kudu, leguaan, hippo, .... any case, shall I go on...kudu, genet, serval... :twisted: :lol:

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Unread post by Freda » Sun May 21, 2006 6:32 pm

I forgot the leguuan at Berg-en-dal
Bushbuck at Letaba
Duiker at Shimuwini
African wildcat at Punda
Bushbabies at a few camps

Daren't mention the lion at Lower Sabie :wink:


Those fences really are to keep visitors in and not the animals out :shock:

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Unread post by bert » Sun May 21, 2006 6:43 pm

Expect for the numerous birds
Pretoriuskop: impala, mongoose, vervets
Lower Sabie: baboon
Letaba: bushbuck
shingwedzi: vervet

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Unread post by Skydiver » Mon May 22, 2006 5:20 pm

Letaba - bushbuck, warthogs
Satara - wathogs, baboons, impala
Skukuza - impala, warthogs
Tambotie - honeybadger, 1 x lioness
Lower Sabie - baboons, heyena, leopard on stoep at night.
Balule - one mean male baboon
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Unread post by Skydiver » Tue May 23, 2006 7:35 am

Hi Luislang.
We were returning from a night drive and as we entered the camp we saw a lioness run over the road in the camp. We were all dropped off at our tents and told to stay inside till further notice. It turned out that a late arrival to the camp left the gate open and our kitty cat got in that way. The rangers managed to shoo her out of the camp quite quickly. Needless to say there were some very impressive sprints by the ladies for the toilets for the rest of the nigth and early morning......hehehehe.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue May 23, 2006 6:48 pm

I posted this somewhere before, but at my age I can't remember where.

In Kgalagadi the picnic spots used to have rondavel type toilets, providing some decent shade. I have seen photos in the Nossob ofice that showed lionesses exiting the loos. Enough to make anyone in a hurry not to have the need anymore.....
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Unread post by bucky » Fri May 26, 2006 9:05 am

From north to south

Punda maria - Hyena
Shingwedzi - monkeys,baboons,leguaan,
Letaba - Bushbuck , python
Satara - Hyena , genet , impala , bushbabys , baboons , warthog , monkeys , dwarf mongoose colony near camp sites.
Orpen - Elephant (B4 the electric fence , still the old easily stompable fence)
Tamboti - Honey badger , baboons , monkeys .
Skukuza - Bushbabys , baboons , impala, warthogs
Lower sabie - baboons .
Pretoriuskop - Impala ,warthog,baboons,monkeys
Croc bridge - civit
Mbiyamiti - ss genet .
Malelane - Baboons
Twee rivierin - Cape fox

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri May 26, 2006 6:48 pm

This is not quite on the topic I started, but has anybody seen animals in the picnic sites.

We saw photos of an ele stock between the ablution blocks at Afsaal, and a buff had left its calling card in the among the seating at Tshokwane.

There are mongooses and monkeys at most picnic sites, and of course the bushbuck at Timbavati. The day after I was there last July, one was killed by a leopard at lunch time.
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Unread post by Barbara » Fri May 26, 2006 7:26 pm

I have seen Bushbuck at Letaba and Honey Badger at Satara.

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Unread post by matthew » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:33 am

I have to say that my favourite animal seen inside one of the camps is the honey badger i saw at Tamboti camp.
I was warned the previous year about this infamous bin raider but did not see him then.

We had arrived at camp and started the fire for dinner and were relaxing (beer in hand) around the fire, when our next door neighbor, shaking an anti-badger broom, sent a mini-train of destruction charging towards us, sounding like a grumpy car on a cold day. He marched straight to our bin, rugby tackled it and dived straight in, grabbed a prize and came and sat with us next to the fire. Turning the meat had become a bit of a mission- for those with nerves of steel- as any movement got him rumbling and bearing his teeth.

The following evening we attempted to badger proof our bin and secured it to a tree. He got so irritated with our bin that he was almost screaming at it- they make quite a scary sound when angry- while hurling his body at it. He gave up eventually and moved on, grumbling all the way.

He must have won eventually- as our bin was on its side again the next morning.
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