2016 AfricaRaw photosafari by "old age adventurers" has started posting

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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Maximilian

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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.


Edit: some misspelling
 

edoorn

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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?
 
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
 

Valvebounce

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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.

Maximilian said:
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.
 

Valvebounce

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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.

edoorn said:
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?
 

canon1dxman

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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.
 

scottkinfw

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Very nice! I'll add my South Africa shots to the mix.
These are also for my good friend Eldar, who ripped me a new one because I don't post enough for him. Eldar, enjoy!
 

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Eldar

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scottkinfw said:
Very nice! I'll add my South Africa shots to the mix.
These are also for my good friend Eldar, who ripped me a new one because I don't post enough for him. Eldar, enjoy!
Thank you for that Lovely images!
I'm off to Tanzania in 2 weeks, so I hope I'll have something to share also!
 

eml58

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scottkinfw said:
Very nice! I'll add my South Africa shots to the mix.
These are also for my good friend Eldar, who ripped me a new one because I don't post enough for him. Eldar, enjoy!

Looks like the "Bicycle Crossing Male" from Mala Mala.

Great stuff, look forward to seeing more Scott.
 

Click

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scottkinfw said:
Very nice! I'll add my South Africa shots to the mix.
These are also for my good friend Eldar, who ripped me a new one because I don't post enough for him. Eldar, enjoy!


Very nice series, Scott. I especially like the last picture. Well done.
 

Grant Atkinson

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scottkinfw said:
Very nice! I'll add my South Africa shots to the mix.
These are also for my good friend Eldar, who ripped me a new one because I don't post enough for him. Eldar, enjoy!
Really like the first 'Resting leopard' Scott, as well as the possessive lioness with her giraffe! Excellent wildlife images..and thanks for sharing.
Grant
 

scottkinfw

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Grant Atkinson said:
scottkinfw said:
Very nice! I'll add my South Africa shots to the mix.
These are also for my good friend Eldar, who ripped me a new one because I don't post enough for him. Eldar, enjoy!
Really like the first 'Resting leopard' Scott, as well as the possessive lioness with her giraffe! Excellent wildlife images..and thanks for sharing.
Grant

Thank you Grant.
Enjoyed the trip to S Africa. I thought of you when I was there. Wonderful place.

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