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    Default Kalahari August 2017

    Time again to share some information and memories.
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    Thanks Trooper!!! Great trip you had!

    Horrible to read people driving across piper pan and setting up camp on places not meant for.......... ! Good to see you get this behaviour to DWNP including number plates!

    I hope you find some time for next installments?

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    Thanks for the report. Best I get to CKGR before it becomes like an Aventura resort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rik View Post
    Thanks Trooper!!! Great trip you had!

    Horrible to read people driving across piper pan and setting up camp on places not meant for.......... ! Good to see you get this behaviour to DWNP including number plates!

    I hope you find some time for next installments?

    Rik
    Hello Rik
    Hope you can re-live some of your experiences as I did with your last TR. It will come out in 4 parts - and because I did some work on the text when on the trip it is coming together quite quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Thanks for the report. Best I get to CKGR before it becomes like an Aventura resort.
    Greetings Stranger
    It does seem August is very popular in Bots. But in other game reserves you see more vehicles in half an hour than we saw in a week. I also read on the forum about some huge fires raging across the reserve, there is a huge amount of grass from the last wet season. I do hope the veld has recovered in time for your trip!
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    Come on, come on, where is part 2? What great cheetah & love the moon time lapse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trooper View Post
    Hello Rik
    Hope you can re-live some of your experiences as I did with your last TR. It will come out in 4 parts - and because I did some work on the text when on the trip it is coming together quite quickly.
    ........ absolutely!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webster View Post
    Come on, come on, where is part 2? What great cheetah & love the moon time lapse.
    A good meal, a great wine, Troopers Trip reports...some of the finer things in life cannot be hurried

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    Thanks Trooper, I always enjoy your Kalahari visits. I must say witnessing people driving off-road across Piper Pan must have tested your good manners. Many would have been less restrained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webster View Post
    Come on, come on, where is part 2? What great cheetah & love the moon time lapse.
    Thanks Webster - Part 2 will be up in an hour
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    Quote Originally Posted by RraBots View Post
    A good meal, a great wine, Troopers Trip reports...some of the finer things in life cannot be hurried
    I appreciate your your very kind comments, RraBots.
    Talking of things in life that cannot be hurried, I need to see that Patrol of yours out in the Kalahari somewhere. We have yet to meet her as she was indisposed on the occasion of our previous meeting in the CKGR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Thanks Trooper, I always enjoy your Kalahari visits. I must say witnessing people driving off-road across Piper Pan must have tested your good manners. Many would have been less restrained.
    Yes, Stan - not an easy thing to tolerate. 30 years ago there would have been a scene! I still lose my compass in life occasionally, but somehow, as I age I have been able to find my way back.
    I do think a serious problem is a lack of understanding, probably more than the "chancers" doing things wrong. In Part 4, I describe an even worse experience that we had in Mabuasehube.
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    Default Kalahari August 2017 Part 2

    I have uploaded Part 2 in the opening post.
    More images than text in part 2.
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    Whoop whoop No 2 is No 1
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    We were at Piper beginning of July. Also had the Guinea fowl in the trees and three groups camping the night around the pan. We also camped 3 nights at Sunday pan 4. Is there something wrong with the waterhole because we didn't see anything there during our 3 nights stay?

    The park was great, we saw a lot of game, much more than two years ago the same time. Maybe that is because of the good rains they had.

    I must comment Bots Parks staff. They went out of their way to trace me to Sundaypan to deliver bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Thanks for the report. Best I get to CKGR before it becomes like an Aventura resort.
    Or SADLY another Mabua

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    Default Re: Kalahari August 2017

    Gorgeous birds. Roll on part 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by pietbotha View Post
    We were at Piper beginning of July. Also had the Guinea fowl in the trees and three groups camping the night around the pan. We also camped 3 nights at Sunday pan 4. Is there something wrong with the waterhole because we didn't see anything there during our 3 nights stay?

    The park was great, we saw a lot of game, much more than two years ago the same time. Maybe that is because of the good rains they had.

    I must comment Bots Parks staff. They went out of their way to trace me to Sundaypan to deliver bad news.
    Thanks for the feedback Piet. So sorry you got bad news, but complements to DWNP staff for finding you.
    There have been some issues with Sunday Pan waterhole over the years. The water seemed to get toxic from algae bloom (I think), and was dried out before replenishing.
    I do not think that this happened at your visit time, however.
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    Default Re: Kalahari August 2017 Part 3

    Part 3 has been added to the initial post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webster View Post
    Gorgeous birds. Roll on part 3
    Thanks - final part now in production!
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