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Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

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Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:09 pm

Welcome to my TR :dance: :dance:

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It all started when my friend asked me if I will join them on his first ever trip to KTP. Without hesitation it was a big yes :dance: :dance:

He booked 2 nights in Twee Rivieren, one night in the tented camp, 2 nights in Mata Mata, 2 nights in Nossob and 1 night back in TR before we return home.

He didn't know what to expect and it turned out to be my best ever visit to date with some amazing sightings. My friend could not even begin to realise the magnitude of the sightings we saw and captured. :dance: :dance:

I send him a list what to pack ....basically....meat...some gold ones and the most important thing.......camera equipment... :hmz:

It is a 12 hour drive from our home town and we set of at 4h00 in the morning .....must just mention I had just 3 bags, but his wife ensured he had enough supplies for two weeks... :) ..... :hmz:

Please join me on my best photographic journey ever to KTP... :dance: :dance:

We arrived at TR at about 15h30 .... Booked in and end set off at our first afternoon drive......

We decided on the Mate Mata road for our first drive...

Our very first sighting was a huge herd of Springbok.....

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An Ostrich.....

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One of my favorite KTP Animals.......BBH....

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Always on the run...... :hmz:

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Our first Gemsbok with some youngsters... :thumbs_up:

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...our first mouse....

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and just before the camp our first Owl... :dance:
(light was not good but still a great sighting)

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Our first beautiful sunset...... :thumbs_up:

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Back in camp it was time to settle down after a long day on the road (1200km) with a ice cold one.... staring at the magic fire wondering what will be on the menu the next day...... :think:

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Tbc......day 2.....

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Re: Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by WillieV » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:58 pm

I was waiting for this TR Jan van Wyk.
Great to have a front seat.
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Re: Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by Mischief » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:38 pm

On board for this one Jan.What a start with beautiful photo of cheetah :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: to capture our attention immediately....how can you resist?
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Re: Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:57 pm

I on board for this one - no hesitation!
Great start, love the little gemsbokkies!

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Re: Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by Tars1 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:24 pm

Yip this gonna be another great TR and on the buss all the way :dance: :dance:

Love the Cheetah welcoming everybody :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by chirinda » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:08 pm

Lovely pics to start, Jan. That's a handsome jackal.

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Unread post by billyf » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:17 am

Cannot miss this bus !! Great photography :clap: :clap:

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Re: Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by manicwalker » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:34 am

Jan,
How great to have another "trip" along with you :D
I certainly have a seat on this bus :dance:
Beautiful sightings and photos to start :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by cheetahlady » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:39 am

Wonderful photos. Lovely sunset, love the owl.
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:15 am

What a lovely start, Jan :D

and a mouse for good luck. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by George_Brits » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:59 am

Wow! Amazing sightings, Jan. Looking forward to the next episode :)

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Unread post by Nkulu » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:43 am

On board for this one, amazing photos as always, thanks for sharing
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Re: Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:54 am

This can only be another wonderful read with sightings like these on your first drive Jan! Beautiful pictures as always! Looking forward to this trip report! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by Sigmund » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:01 am

On board. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Jan van Wyk return to KTP after 4 long years - TR Nov 2016

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:05 am

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Ready for another great TR!!
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