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First time safari! Vic falls, Makalali and Sabi Sands


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Tom Kellie

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Comprehensive from start to finish — a little bit of everything in generous helpings.

Your trip report has been a guilty pleasure while working on my own current trip report.

The leopard sightings — WOW! Great photos, too!

Rhinos, lions, birds, crocodiles! All so compelling described with humor and care.

Yet what stands out above all is the one-of-a-kind newborn bushbuck.

Your photos of it are priceless! What a remarkable sighting and experience.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience in both delightful commentary and very nice images.

Tom K.

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Lovely trip report! We'll be in Kruger in May, so I'm enjoying your experiences there. Also the bit about self-driving. We've driven in SA on both our trips and had no problems being stopped, but we did have a long land-transfer in Zimbabwe (in 2012) to Hwange, and our car (clearly marked as a commercial tourist vehicle) was stopped 3 times, with our Zimbabwean driver paying a fine the first time and demanding a signed receipt so that he would have something to show the next (2) fellows that stopped us! Maybe we will more seriously consider the transfers available to us...I guess we'll see.

 

I remember our first safari (2004) in Botswana, and the couple we shared a vehicle with were Brits who were on their 17th. This one will be our third. Perhaps 30 years from now you will be reporting on YOUR 17th. (Well, it is easier for ya'll on your side of the Atlantic.) Again, thank you for sharing your stories and your lovely photos.

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