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matnikstym Sep 23rd, 2008 04:07 AM

Aloha from Kgalagadi!
 
Actually in Upington after 11 nights in Kgalagadi. Beautiful place-the wilderness camps were unbelievable. Not as good cat action as I'd have liked but some highlights:
-cheetah walked beside the car for 30 minutes at Grootkolk
-lion did the same at Grootkolk
-black backed jackals laying at our feet while we were eating at Nossob
-meerkats outside Kiele Krankie
-hyena broke into our cooking tent at Kalahari Tented Camp, opened the refrigerator and ate all the meat, butter and cheese...thank God he didn't take the gin!

Back to the Hawaii on the 28th and will work on a trip report.

Aloha,
Dennis


PredatorBiologist Sep 23rd, 2008 05:41 AM

Sounds like another outstanding safari and that there will be another classic Dennis report on the way. Smart planning as no way those Kgalagadi animals would disappear to Angola.

Have safe travels home, looking forward to reading much more soon!

Celia Sep 23rd, 2008 05:46 AM

OH, Dennis, you've brought it all back to me! I'm glad your trip was so great.

Celia

Kavey Sep 23rd, 2008 05:46 AM

Hey Dennis, sounds like you had many fabulous experiences - can't wait to hear more!

Travel safely!

Lynneb Sep 23rd, 2008 05:51 AM

Sounds fantastic! Another place to add to my growing list.

Leely2 Sep 23rd, 2008 05:27 PM

Aloha, Dennis!

thit_cho Sep 24th, 2008 05:17 AM

I also stayed at Kalahari Tented Camp, which I thought was exceptionally nice (and exceptionally cold in the morning). My food must have been less tasty (no predators broke into my fridge).

Not sure if you are looking for restauarant recommendations in Upington, but I ate at Le Must and it was a very welcome change from my own bush cooking.


matnikstym Sep 24th, 2008 05:18 AM

I'm at JNB awaiting my flight having what else but a gin and tonic!
Aloha

CarlaM Sep 24th, 2008 05:22 AM

Aloha Dennis! Sounds like another great trip. Can't wait to hear about it. <):)

atravelynn Sep 24th, 2008 02:11 PM

You have me hooked for the full account when you return.

Patty Sep 25th, 2008 10:41 AM

Aloha, Dennis! Have a safe journey home.

Nyamera Sep 27th, 2008 01:57 AM

Aloha, Dennis! Welcome home tomorrow.

matnikstym Sep 28th, 2008 07:25 PM

I'm home! Dog and cats are happy...I'm not...wish I were still in Africa! Trip report soon...

KayeN Sep 29th, 2008 12:19 AM

Hi Dennis

Welcome back home! I am always happy to return to my dog's smiling face, but in no time I am planning my next trip or the trip after the next trip.

Kind regards

Kaye

cybor Sep 29th, 2008 04:07 AM

Welcome home!

Look forward to hearing about your adventures.


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