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Another amazing wildlife experience at Kruger NP

The aircraft was almost empty during our flight as the covid was an issue as also the recent looting and riots in Johannesburg did not motivate to travel. As our passion for South Africa is kind of big, we decided to go. And so happy we did, we received great support via the 4x4 South Africa forum from a helicopter pilot which was very helpful and updated me via the what’s app with the current daily status in Nelspruit, which was by the way good during my trip.

In Kruger, it was not too busy, on our Mathikithi trail we were the only two tourists which was incredible and we had two rangers to guide us which was extraordinary. Anyway, the videos and pictures will give an impression of how stunning it was, and when you have any questions about the trip, feel free to ask.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQXVnFHTEMg

 



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4K video wildlife only short impressions;




Equipment used;
• Canon r6 and canon 5d Miv
• Canon XA50 video recorder
• Gopro 7 in front of carHighlights;

• Leopard with a wildcat kill in a tree, close to Satara
• Lions next to the road with a Gnu kill, great audio
• Lots of lion cubs nearby
• Cheetahs with an impala kill next to the road
• Mating tawny eagles next to the road
• Croc with a kill at the lower Sabie waterhole
• Lion chased away by buffaloes
• Hyena kills baby from another female hyena
• Male lion kills a baby hyena
• Close encounters with elephants
• Close encounters with Casper the white lion and his brothers.
• Wilderness trail Sweni and Mathikithi
• All order amazing sightings and sceneries

Places where we camped
• Saturday, July 17, 2021,City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport
• Sunday, July 18, 2021,Berg en dal BA3
• Monday, July 19, 2021, BD2 SKUKUZA REST CAMP
• Tuesday, July 20, 2021, SAFARI TENT - RIVER VIEW) lower sabie LRVST1
• Wednesday, July 21, 2021, SAFARI TENT - RIVER VIEW) lower sabie LRVST2
• Thursday, July 22, to 30th 2021, Lower Sabie Bungalow (BD3U)
Saturday, July 31, 2021, Satara Bungalow (BD2V)
• Sunday, August 1-3 , 2021,Mathikithi wilderness trail
• Wednesday, August 4-6 , 2021, Satara Bungalow (BD2N)
• Saturday, August 7-8 , 2021, shingwedzi Bungalow (BD2)
• Monday, August 9, 2021, Tamboti Safari Tent (LST3)
• Tuesday, August 10, 2021, SataraB ungalow (BD2N)
• Wednesday, August 11-13, SWENI WILDERNESS TRAIL
• Saturday, August 14, 2021, Berg en DalBungalow (BD3B)
• Sunday, August 15, 2021 City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo• International Airport"
 



 

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~ @JPS:

 

Thank you for posting the information about your 2021 visit to South Africa.

 

The assortment of wildlife images shows what a great trip you had.

 

It's especially helpful that your camping information was provided.

 

The python portrait is outstanding...it looks vivid on the computer screen.

 

Happy travels in 2022!

 

      Tom K.

 

 

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Stunning pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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@JPS - I can see the reflection of your white minivan in the eyes of the glossy starling and male lion!    Well done.

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4 hours ago, offshorebirder said:

@JPS - I can see the reflection of your white minivan in the eyes of the glossy starling and male lion!    Well done.

 

~ @offshorebirder:

 

What sharply attentive eyes you have!

 

After reading the above, I went back and looked...lo and behold, the reflected images are there.

 

Impressive work by both @JPSand @offshorebirder.

 

Well done.

 

      Tom K.

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thanks for posting this report and photos. I am going for the first time to South Africa the first two weeks in September and cn'twait.

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5 hours ago, Jil said:

thanks for posting this report and photos. I am going for the first time to South Africa the first two weeks in September and cn'twait.

The first two weeks of September, maybe we will meet then^_^ I will arrive the 9th, where will you be staying?

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Some great sightings on your travels, well captured. Which lenses did you use?

 

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beautiful photo's and a splendid video @JPS

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14 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

Some great sightings on your travels, well captured. Which lenses did you use?

 

Thanks for your comments;

 

Tamron 15-30 2.8

Canon 70-200 ii 3.8

Canon 400mm iii 2.8

 

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@JPS Awesome shots and what a nice Long trip! very fascinating to see the leopard eating the african wild cat. for some reason, i thought predators generally kill competitors (although a AWC isn't really a competitor to the bigger cat) but don't eat them. this proves me wrong.

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To be honest, we were surprised, as you are:), and with so many good tasting impalas around.

We also once saw in Serengeti a leopard eating another leopard.....

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Fantastic photos!

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  • 4 weeks later...

now, these are some truly stunning pictures! wow, amazing shots and also great work in post-prod. Envious of your trip, i`m getting desperat to get back, but no chance just yet. 

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On 3/12/2022 at 1:25 PM, offshorebirder said:

@JPS - I can see the reflection of your white minivan in the eyes of the glossy starling and male lion!    Well done.

Thanks for pointing that out!  That's a birder for you.

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This is a superb series of photos.  When did you go and for how long?

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On 3/12/2022 at 10:55 PM, JPS said:

The first two weeks of September, maybe we will meet then^_^ I will arrive the 9th, where will you be staying?

JPS I just saw this.  On the we will be at Satura and then move on to Sabi Sands...

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On 4/18/2022 at 4:49 AM, Atravelynn said:

Thanks for pointing that out!  That's a birder for you.

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This is a superb series of photos.  When did you go and for how long?

Hi Atravelynn,

 

Sorry for the late reply, returned yesterday from a trip ion Kgalagai NP.

 

Regarding your question;

 

Places where we camped • Saturday, July 17, 2021,City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport • Sunday, July 18, 2021,Berg en dal BA3 • Monday, July 19, 2021, BD2 SKUKUZA REST CAMP • Tuesday, July 20, 2021, SAFARI TENT - RIVER VIEW) lower sabie LRVST1 • Wednesday, July 21, 2021, SAFARI TENT - RIVER VIEW) lower sabie LRVST2 • Thursday, July 22, to 30th 2021, Lower Sabie Bungalow (BD3U) • Saturday, July 31, 2021, Satara Bungalow (BD2V) • Sunday, August 1-3 , 2021,Mathikithi wilderness trail • Wednesday, August 4-6 , 2021, Satara Bungalow (BD2N) • Saturday, August 7-8 , 2021, shingwedzi Bungalow (BD2) • Monday, August 9, 2021, Tamboti Safari Tent (LST3) • Tuesday, August 10, 2021, SataraB ungalow (BD2N) • Wednesday, August 11-13, SWENI WILDERNESS TRAIL • Saturday, August 14, 2021, Berg en DalBungalow (BD3B) • Sunday, August 15, 2021 City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo • International Airport"

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