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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by okie » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:00 am

I agree with Robert \O One night at a camp is quite unsettling , and does not allow much for reconnoitering . I would enter the park at Phala , then travel to Shing and spend 2 nights , then say 2 nights Letaba , and two nights in the south .
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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by Errol1 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:19 am

Excellent, thanks Robert and Okie, much appreciated \O :ty: .

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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by Richprins » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:32 am

It is a race doing the whole park in a few days, Errol? I know it is new for you, but the place is HUGE!

Maybe the North first and central and south next time?

I would suggest going in at Phala, two nights at Olifants, and 3 at Satara to start with..then you can get a glimpse of north and central, and there is plenty of game and not too many tourists, touch wood.

You don't have to travel every day, and can chill in camp a bit, also a nice part of the experience! \O
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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by Flutterby » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:47 am

I agree that 1 night in a camp is too much moving about and you don't get to see the area properly. However, we have done north to south in 6 days staying 2 nights in each camp - Shingwedzi, Satara, Skukuza. \O

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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:53 am

Excellent, Errol! Need to have a look at a bigger farm? ;-) lol
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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by harrys » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:17 am

Flutterby wrote:I agree that 1 night in a camp is too much moving about and you don't get to see the area properly. However, we have done north to south in 6 days staying 2 nights in each camp - Shingwedzi, Satara, Skukuza. \O
This sounds better and then there is no rush and packing and unpacking \O
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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by Bushcraft » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:49 am

Hi Errol1 0/*

What is your primary interest?

Are you after the big 5, rare antelope, cats, birds, dogs, scenery, peace, a mix or all, etc as this can play a major role in where to stay.

Is there any reason you want to do the entire park?

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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by Dzombo » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:59 am

Agree with what been said above.
Too much ground to cover in too short a time.

Rather work out what sort of trip you are after and plan accordingly.

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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by stefan9 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:34 pm

If its your first first visit I would rather do a south /central trip.

Something like 3 days lower sabie/skukuza and 2/3 at satara/olifants.

Leave the north for the next trip imho.

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Re: Kruger Advice

Post by Errol1 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:44 pm

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, they are appreciated. My idea was to initially get a general feel for the park and then concentrate on smaller areas on future trips but do not want to rush through the park on this trip. I like the idea that Flutts has of spending two nights in three different camps and will do some research on this \O .

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