Aloha from Kgalagadi!

Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 04:07 AM
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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

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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 05:41 AM
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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!
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 05:46 AM
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OH, Dennis, you've brought it all back to me! I'm glad your trip was so great.

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

Travel safely!
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 05:51 AM
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Sounds fantastic! Another place to add to my growing list.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 05:27 PM
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Aloha, Dennis!
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Old Sep 24th, 2008, 05:17 AM
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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.

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Old Sep 24th, 2008, 05:18 AM
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I'm at JNB awaiting my flight having what else but a gin and tonic!
Aloha
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Old Sep 24th, 2008, 05:22 AM
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Aloha Dennis! Sounds like another great trip. Can't wait to hear about it. <)
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You have me hooked for the full account when you return.
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Old Sep 25th, 2008, 10:41 AM
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Aloha, Dennis! Have a safe journey home.
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Aloha, Dennis! Welcome home tomorrow.
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Old Sep 28th, 2008, 07:25 PM
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I'm home! Dog and cats are happy...I'm not...wish I were still in Africa! Trip report soon...
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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

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Old Sep 29th, 2008, 04:07 AM
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Welcome home!

Look forward to hearing about your adventures.
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