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Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by GavinW » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:59 pm

Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

As always, the majority of the photographs are taken by my stunning SO, Debbie (aka as Wannabe Nerd), with a few muk and druk shots from the driver of the Jap

Long ago (in the “olden” days) the authorities used to close the park over the peak summer months due to the intense heat which was generally experienced in the Kalahari at that time of year.

I know that. So when we booked a trip to the park from the 24th of December till the 10th of Jan this year, we went up to the park prepared for hot,( and given the present drought in the country), dry conditions.

Well the Kalahari had other ideas.

Join Debbie and I on this trip and we will show you a trip to paradise which was totally out of the box in more ways than one.
See our trip reports:

Christmas Trees in the Kalahari May 2012
Winner Travel Tale of the year - Other Parks 2012

Wannabe Larnies in the KTP December/Jan 2015
Winner Travel Tale of the year - Other Parks 2015

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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by Hugh » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:09 pm

we are Waiting :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:58 pm

Hi GavinW and Debbie.
I was waiting for this "boat trip". :D
I am sure we will see lots of grass on our next trip to Kgalagadi.
Got my front seat. :dance:
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by billyf » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:14 pm

I've been waiting for this :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Looking forward to your experiences of the "green Kalahari " :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by GavinW » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:55 pm

Fighting with tinypic
Will try again tomorrow
:evil:
See our trip reports:

Christmas Trees in the Kalahari May 2012
Winner Travel Tale of the year - Other Parks 2012

Wannabe Larnies in the KTP December/Jan 2015
Winner Travel Tale of the year - Other Parks 2015

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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:56 pm

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: ready!

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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:55 am

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: 8)
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:30 am

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

I'm so ready for a new TR from you 2!
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by Robbert » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:18 pm

Hi Gavin, we are on board as well (till the 21th of February; that's the day we will fly to jo-burg)
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by barryels » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:58 pm

In the bus for this trip :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by hilda » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:16 pm

Definitely on board for this trip as well GavinW and Wannebe Nerd! :dance: :dance:
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by GavinW » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:37 pm

Friday 23 December Our trip begins

I think its age, but the days when we used to drive up to the park in one go seems to have passed. In May when we were last in the park, we stopped over at Keimos and did the same this time.

I am still in two minds about this strategy as I would rather maximise my time in the park.

However, it was not to be, and after leaving home in Cape Town at 5.30, (yes you read right!) we arrived in Kiemos at about 3pm.
The accommodation again was great and we had an awesome swimming pool all to ourselves

Swim
Image

braai

Image

Image

Our first sunset

Image

and bed :)
Last edited by GavinW on Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
See our trip reports:

Christmas Trees in the Kalahari May 2012
Winner Travel Tale of the year - Other Parks 2012

Wannabe Larnies in the KTP December/Jan 2015
Winner Travel Tale of the year - Other Parks 2015

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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by norms » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:28 pm

Got my goggles and flippers ready for this TR - Looking forward to yet another of your adventures in the KTP - :thumbs_up:
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:23 am

I am sure that swim was most welcome, as well as the white and red to follow. 8)

:popcorn:
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Re: Not what we expected: KTP December/ January 2017

Unread post by Mischief » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:02 am

On board for this one :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Start was a tantalizing snippet......
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