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Trip report; private reserves @ Kruger. Pt.1: Africa On Foot

Trip report; private reserves @ Kruger. Pt.1: Africa On Foot

Oct 29th, 2010, 03:33 AM
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Trip report; private reserves @ Kruger. Pt.1: Africa On Foot

Africa On Foot is in Klaserie NR, near Kruger, South Africa.

As usual I put some pics in the report (even video this time), so the real report is here:

http://aardvarktravel.net/chat/viewtopic.php?t=47589

...but feel free to comment or ask any questions here in this thread on Fodors. I'll be glad to answer them.

Ciao,

J.
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Oct 29th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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pixelpower, nice trip report, thanks for sharing. Some super pics you took! I love the one of the lion shaking its head. Pin-sharp, yet you can feel the motion. Also nice wide angle shots of the camp. Good to hear a positive trip report about Africa on Foot from someone who "gets" the camp and what it is about.
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Oct 29th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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You explained the walking safari to a "t". We always enjoy ours as it gives us so much time to talk to our guides, learn quite a bit about the habits of animals; enjoying the landscape and botanical talk. It is a different side of the typical safari and I don't think many people know how enlightening it can be. Thanks for explaining how it works, and sharing your pics; they were very good - and the funny lion video - typical male...
I will look forward to the remainder of the report!

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Oct 29th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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Excellent report, thanks, and wonderful, wonderful photos. Many thanks for sharing.
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Oct 29th, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Wow - great report. I appreciate the detail. Looking forward to the next installment.
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Oct 29th, 2010, 05:46 PM
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Pixelpower,

thanks for this great report. I like the sound of the walking safaris and am impressed with the knowledge you gained at AOF. The photos are wonderful, I liked the lion shaking his mane and the giraffe with oxpeckers.

Cheers,

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Oct 30th, 2010, 06:12 AM
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Wonderful! Many thanks.
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Oct 30th, 2010, 06:41 AM
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You have some wonderful photos. I was especially interested to read about your night in the tree house, as we will be spending a night in the elephant hide at Kaingo Camp in SLNP (which is perched up in a tree overlooking a waterhole) next October. I anticipate that it will be a highlight of our trip. Robin
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Oct 30th, 2010, 07:07 AM
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Hi Jochen,

Glad you had a fantastic time.... look forward to the rest of your report and most definitely, more fabulous pics.

Regards
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Oct 31st, 2010, 01:06 AM
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Thx all.

I'll try to discuss one lodge per week now. So you'll soo all know about (our time at) Shindzela, Elephant Plains, Pungwe and Nyati.

B.regs,

J.
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 11:27 PM
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Thanks for an exciting report. I liked your comment that most of the excitement is between your ears--so true at night in the dark in a treehouse.

Wonderful photo of the oxpecker on the giraffe.

What a difference in lion behavior when humans are on foot vs. in a vehicle. So relaxed with the vehicle and very timid when we get out.

I'd like to stay at a place that caters to honey badgers as guests.

Looking forward to your other lodges. You covered a lot of ground on this trip.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 12:17 PM
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Great stuff pixelpower, the TR and photos. Really appreciate the information. You've got a great eye for photos.

By the way, the link to your photo page at the top of your TR is broken - the trail comma is included in the link.
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Nov 4th, 2010, 06:30 AM
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Thx Nelson, I corrected that.
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"I'd like to stay at a place that caters to honey badgers as guests."

You should check with KING'S CAMP/Timbavati! There a HB visits regularly the (kitchen) bin ;-)

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Nov 6th, 2010, 03:25 PM
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Very interesting details and your photos are stunning!
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Nov 6th, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Really enjoying it so far, and love the photos. That one of the lion shaking it's head, I agree, is amazing. And the ox peckers on the giraffe, one in the air... just lovely.
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Nov 6th, 2010, 08:12 PM
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Very Good !

Nice report ,lovely pictures.

Once you have been to Africa , you never tire of looking at pictures like these.

Great job
Thanks for sharing with us
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I am a retile kind of guy. You did not mention any snakes or lizards or chamelions or turtles. di you see any?? pt
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Hey Paul,

In the dry & winter season it's not always easy to see stuff like that.

We did not see any snakes, but I did find a complete skin of a boomslang (and brought it home, hehe).

Very few small lizards, although there were plenty of monitor lizards.

And only one chameleon. Got very nice pics of that one.

B.regs,

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