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More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by Travelstory » Fri May 26, 2017 7:43 pm

Formites,
Just sharing my absolute jumping with joy excitement. I leave in just over a week for my 10th trip to Kruger from the US; 18 glorious nights in the park!!!
Lots of reading, writing :think: , peace, stars, night sounds, wildlife, beautiful scenery in the one place in this world that I can be the truest version of me!!

No bush camps this time. I guess Hugo the car eating honey badger will have to find someone else's car to intrude upon this year... :roll:

All perimeter views below:
4 nights - Lower Sabie
4 nights - Lataba
3 nights - Mopani
3 nights - Satara
2 nights - Skukuza
2 nights - Berg-en-dal

I am thrilled beyond words.
Dana
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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri May 26, 2017 7:49 pm

Dana, wishing you a safe flight (it is a long long journey!) and the most amazing time in Kruger! Hugo will miss you, and might even make the trip to Satara to say hi :|

Looking forward to your stories :D
- Dalene

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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by Travelstory » Fri May 26, 2017 7:55 pm

Thank you Darlene!
There will be stories. Been working on book #4 of late so haven't had a lot of time to post blogs but this trip will allow, hopefully, for me to finish book four and write some blogs. As for Hugo - I hope he does show up somewhere to say hello!!
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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by Cape of Storms » Fri May 26, 2017 9:04 pm

Sounds amazing!!!
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It will be two years since our last visit, 2017 Trip is booked 8)
24 Jul LowerSabie
25-27 Jul Biyamiti
27-31 Jul Orpen
31 Jul - 2 August Shimiwini
2-4 Aug Satara
4-7 Aug Olifants

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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sat May 27, 2017 9:50 am

I think most forumites understand your excitement... :D

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

No words or emoji's can express it! :lol: Hope you enjoy it even more than what you can imagine! Have a safe trip!
:dance: First South to North KNP trip booked! :dance:
10-11 June 2017 - Lower Sabie
12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
15-17 June 2017 - Olifants
18-20 June 2017 - Mopani
21-22 June 2017 - Punda Maria
22-23 June 2017 - Pafuri Border Camp

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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by hilda » Sat May 27, 2017 11:30 am

Awesome itinerary Travelstory! Travel safe and have a wonderful trip with the most stunning sightings you can think of! :dance: :dance:

Can't wait to read all about your trip! :popcorn:
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Unread post by Shutterbug » Sat May 27, 2017 7:52 pm

We know the feeling Dana :dance: my wife and I have traveled from the west coast of Canada (Victoria) to the Kruger every year for the past 11 years, we always go in February to escape the cold and snow for a month, we have just booked for Feb 2018 and we are already getting excited :lol: we have a couple trips before the Kruger trip but Kruger is always my favourite.
The earth has a circumference of 40 075 km and I have to travel 17 141 km to get to the Kruger, that's just not right :tongue:

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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by Mischief » Sun May 28, 2017 3:56 am

Dana how absolutely awesome! Most of us Forumites are :mrgreen: with envy.You have managed to get accommodation in some of our favorite camps and perimeter huts as well,how Marvellous :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap: .
Safe travels, have a wonderful trip and many super sightings of all things great and small.As Dalene says we will look forward to your Travel Report!
Shutterbug and so the countdown for you has started.How exciting!
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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by s2000ap » Sun May 28, 2017 4:34 am

Know that feeling and am jealous! Sure is an adictive habit but absolutely rewarding.
Hope you have a very pleasant time and that the creative writing juices flow freely so that we can read your reports and become jealous and motivated once more.

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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun May 28, 2017 4:50 am

How awesome. :D I am sure that you are thrilled.

I like the look of your itinerary. 8)

Waiting for more.
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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by Grantmissy » Sun May 28, 2017 5:40 am

May you have wonderful sightings and travels in the Kruger National Park 8) :thumbs_up: :cam:
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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by moniquedph » Tue May 30, 2017 12:58 pm

This sounds so exciting!! No better place than Kruger!

What dates will you be at Skukuza & Berg & Dal? I will also be there :)

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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by jjames04 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:34 am

Great itinerary! Have you tried the Wilderness Trails yet? If not, you should; it's a whole different and wonderful perspective. We leave in six weeks ourselves. Just in time to escape Florida's oppressive July heat. Have a wonderful trip!

Cheers,

Joe

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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by Travelstory » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:35 pm

Hi Joe,
No - I haven't tried a wilderness trail in Kruger. I have done many a walks in Botswana but not in Kruger.
And I know the heat you are talking about..., I too live in Florida!!!
Safe Travels...
Dana

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Re: More excited than I can express in words

Unread post by klasvaakie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:48 pm

Something to do if you are very adventurous. Go to the most northern part of the Kruger in Pafuri and do the walking safari package at Pafuri Camp. You camp out in the bush and you go do walking trails. The camping is unfenced and very "wild". Also, Pafuri is the most beautiful part of South Africa for me and the walks were always to areas that are breathtakingly beautiful...and it scratches that itch I always get when I drive in the Kruger and I would just like to see what is over that hill in the distance.

Just a thought :mrgreen:
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