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oldageadventurer

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This year our self drive photographic safari was 3 months long from February to May. We chose these dates to coincide with our 50th class reunion at Wits Medical School in Johannesburg. We visited Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park & Etosha National Park, & ended the trip by crossing Botswana quickly for a brief first visit to Pilanesberg Game Reserve.  The KTFP & Etosha had areas that were very dry. We saw lots of game, but most dramatic were the scenes after short heavy rains resulted in explosions of yellow flowers (dubbltjies- Tribulus zeyheri). We have now started posting in www.africaraw.com the photos from the Rooiputs camp area. We will then complete KTFP before starting on Etosha & Pilanesberg.

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WOW! Great pictures.   8)

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Great impressions!

I like the pictures from the waterhole.
The reflections and the animals quenching their thirst make these pictures really alive.

And the lions portrait says: if he could speak, he had some stories to tell.

Lovely.


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sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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fantastic! These places are high on my wish list to do a self drive for a couple of weeks, so the tips on your site are quite useful too :)

Do you think it's a doable trip as a tourist, renting a 4x4?

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Thank you all for the kind words. Marianne & I appreciate it very much.
We started off 12 years without any experience at all. Do a short course 4x4 driving, hire a reliable car, & go to easier places first e.g. Etosha & the KTFP. Also stay in fenced camps in the beginning. Our "tips" sections do illustrate the stupid things beginners (us) can get up to. Essential to buy or rent a satellite telephone if you also going to do it on your own! That saved us a number of times e.g. car break downs, illness, & being stuck in a river, as well as just for contact with family

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Fantastic! What a portfolio! Thanks for sharing!
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Yes very good stuff. I remember last year's trip on this forum.

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Hi Howard and Marianne.
I was trying to work out how to say what I thought and then read Maximillian's post, I think he summed up my thoughts very nicely.

Cheers, Graham.

Great impressions!

I like the pichtures from the waterhole.
The reflections and the animals quenching their thirst make these pictures really alive.

And the lions portait says: if he could speak, he had some stories to tell.

Lovely.
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Hi edoorn.
I can't help you with the Africa bit, but the 4x4 bit I may be able to, adding to what oldageadventurer said, hire a 4x4 locally and get off the beaten track, learn how to self recover or find a local 4x4 club and get their help with tips and tricks. You have no idea how lonely you can be once your 4x4 becomes stuck even when civilisation is a 20 minute walk away until you have done it, got the T shirt!  ;D Much easier to learn with backup than in the middle of your holiday.

Cheers, Graham.

fantastic! These places are high on my wish list to do a self drive for a couple of weeks, so the tips on your site are quite useful too :)

Do you think it's a doable trip as a tourist, renting a 4x4?
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Great portfolio and website. You have a great life and thanks for sharing.
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Great portfolio and website. You have a great life and thanks for sharing.
Took the words right out of my mouth 8)
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Awesome captures.  I really enjoyed the slide show.  Great job to say the least.

I can't wait to go in August.

Keep the posts coming.

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... then read Maximillian's post, I think he summed up my thoughts very nicely.

Cheers, Graham.
You're really welcome to copy those ;)
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Lovely, brings back many happy memories of recent trips.

If you want to get a taste for SA safaris, go to Youtube and search for safari live or go to wild earth.tv. Twice daily 3 hour live safari transmissions from Sabi Sabi courtesy of National Geographic.

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