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    This trip report is so long overdue, but finally I managed to finish it. We took this trip in December 2015, at the height of that awful drought we went through. My first trip to CKGR and most definately won't be my last.

    Hopefully for anyone who's heading there next month, you'll find some useful info in here, or just enjoy a good armchair read while you're clock watching at the office....

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    Nice report and great photos!

    Really makes we want to head off to the Kalahari again
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    Thank you Alicat. A most enjoyable trip report with some great pics. Reading the report evoked great nostalgia as you visited most of my favorite campsites, although we have never visited when that dry.

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    Great report Alicat! fond memories for us too as we visited this places also......

    Thanks and your pictures are stunning!

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    excellent report ; thank you for your time and work that you put up in compiling the report ; we have also done the nxai , moremi , savuti , chobe and the ckgr as well as mabuesehube; in ckgr we stayed at passarge 2 as well ;had a storm of note ; that was in march ; i say that anyone wanting to visit the ckgr needs to read the book cry of the kalahari and learn a bit about that incredible place ; what a privilege to still see and experience such wild areas in our life time ; despite the botswana dwnp poor quality of service and maintenance wrt campsites in general

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    Thank you AliCat, this is what keep memories alive. Great pictures.

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    Awesome trip report. Beautiful pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliCat View Post
    This trip report is so long overdue, but finally I managed to finish it. We took this trip in December 2015, at the height of that awful drought we went through. My first trip to CKGR and most definately won't be my last.

    Hopefully for anyone who's heading there next month, you'll find some useful info in here, or just enjoy a good armchair read while you're clock watching at the office....

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    Excellent report thanks for sharing!

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    That is why we keep going back, what an experience, can’t wait, we will be there in three weeks time

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    Thanks AliCat, super images.

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    Thanks for taking the effort of doing a TR, we aregoing in Aug, can’t wait
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    Lovely TR and some wonderful action pictures. Have never seen lions at Xhumga but have heard them in the far distance one night. Nice to know they go there.
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    Thanks for a nice read with great shots.
    It sure took me back to the CKGR this rainy sunday in the Netherlands
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    Thanks for a well-written and photographed report. I read it with particularly keen attention as we will be there on our first visit in 10 days time. I hope we have it a bit cooler than you did!

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    Well worth the wait. Great images and well written. Certainly makes me want to go.

    BTW: Your Red Faced Mouse Bird pic is that of a Red Billed Quelea

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    Quote Originally Posted by global traveller View Post
    Well worth the wait. Great images and well written. Certainly makes me want to go.

    BTW: Your Red Faced Mouse Bird pic is that of a Red Billed Quelea
    Ah, thanks for pointing that out... I've never considered myself a particularly good birder..... you've just confirmed that...lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodS View Post
    Thanks for a well-written and photographed report. I read it with particularly keen attention as we will be there on our first visit in 10 days time. I hope we have it a bit cooler than you did!
    Thanks Rod.... all I hope is that you get to experience one of those awesome Kalahari thunderstorms... I don't believe you've lived until you've felt the wrath of Mother Nature in that department.

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    Great report, enjoyed your pictures, good shots and marvellous encounters.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    That storm pic is stunning!

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    Excellent pics and enthralling report. Thanks Ali.
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