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  1. @Towlersonsafariwhat a fabulous Christmas present and how interesting to see so many birds of prey. I enjoyed the story of the brainy raven, but please tell me, what is a dishmop?
  2. @kittykat23uk Just remembered, there used to be roost for a pair of spotted eagle owls in Kirstenbosch - not sure if they are still there. It seemed to be a well known location so the people o the gate or in the gift shop may be able to direct you.
  3. @AnteeI'm very much looking forward to following your TR, as I will be at Marrick for 3 nights next July. Excellent teaser photos of the black-footed cat and aardvark!
  4. @pault your story of Bibi and the genet is very funny, and I do hope that it really was just the genet! How lucky for you to have a zorilla sighting as this species has managed to elude me, maybe next year... The photo of the golden-breasted starling is amazing, what a stunning bird.
  5. @johnweirthanks for this detailed report of the work and activities at Desert Rhino Camp. Your photos capture the spirit of the Palmwag area which I found so scenic - I particularly like the photo of the 4 running oryx.
  6. @kittykat23uk no, sorry I don't know of anywhere for eles on your itinerary. I was just wondering if they were going to be important for your Mum to see.
  7. @kittykat23uk I am visiting Cape Point and Swellendam area with Lawsons next August-September (2018). We have 3 days to explore Cape Point area based in the village of Noordhoek. You might like to check out Strandfontein - I think there is a TR here somewhere for this place, possibly from Peter Connan. The first few days of the detailed itinerary may have some ideas for you and is available online. Trevor at Marrick Farm has a local guy who does very reasonably priced day tours to Kamfers Dam for flamingos and into Mokala NP. I've heard that otter sightings at Warrenton are possible but don't have anything definite on this. If you are stuck for acommodation in KTP, the Kalahari Farmstall about 5-10 minutes drive from Mata Mata in Namibia is a comfortable and well-priced option, however it does put you in the western part of the park. It might be worthwhile spending an hour or so around the Orange River in Upington, having travelled through the drylands this lush oasis and very green town came as quite a surprise to me. I think you have a fabulous itinerary and your Mum should see a fantastic selection of wildlife - is there a place for eles in this trip?
  8. @ImSA84 thanks for continuing with your detailed South African TR. The bird photos are fantastic, especially the Knysna Turaco. Its great to hear about these little visited corners of RSA at a slow pace - Oifantsbos Cottage, Wilderness NP and Robberg. Good stuff!
  9. @pault gosh that first lioness in the post was remarkably well camouflaged. She must have had a hungry day. Lovely photo of the vulturine guinea fowl, such an elegant bird and one of my all time favourites.
  10. @busylizI like your way of making the most of your retirement!
  11. @busylizlovely stories of your first lion and game drives in Botswana. Who was your operator for your 4 countries in 5 weeks safari, just wondering how it was all stitched together.
  12. @xelas I would second @Janzin suggestion of the Pantanal - a wonderful destination, both north and south or preferably both. Of course, you could always come to northern Australia or perhaps PNG.
  13. @busyliz welcome to Safaritalk, and your 4 countries in 5 weeks TR is an impressive debut. Looking forward to more when you have time,.
  14. @pault I'm really enjoying your TR. Wonderful photos of the Aberdares, Bibi with the Samburu women, the gerenuk and bush babies - I've only ever seen the bush babies at night mostly just eye shine.
  15. @xelas, the guys at Hemingways 4X4 seem to be well organised for Zambia self-drive, I'm sure there are others offering similar services. @Geoff, apologies for going off-piste in your thread!

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