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Offline dizzymom70

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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 08:36:11 PM »
This is so exciting, BBE :woohoo2

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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 08:46:44 PM »
Hi Dizzymon, I hope you are well?

I have my sunscreen, sunhat, water, camera, binocs, and notepad and pen at the ready.  :nod2

Someone on FB's group 'Djuma Djunkies' reminded me that I also need duct tape.  :eclol

As soon as we hear more, I'll post same re dates, times etc.

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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 10:06:50 PM »
Don't forget your passport, BBE!  :biggrin3

  :binocs  :yeah

Thanks for keeping us updated, BBE.  :eclove
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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 08:58:17 AM »
Luv,  :ty for reminding me about my passport. At least it is current for 6 months after the trip.  :rotf1

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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2013, 07:03:37 AM »
April 26

Graham Wallington posted on his FB page. Ilkley Camp is where the drive team is based.

Apr. 26 - Map of Ilkley Camp by BBE2009, on Flickr

Map eastern area of Limpopo Province in South Africa.
Maruleng is located just above Hoedspruit.
Thornybush Reserve is to the right of Maruleng.


Apr. 26 East side of Limpopo Province by BBE2009, on Flickr

Now we need to know the composition of the team, date the drives will start and hours for viewing etc.

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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2013, 10:52:26 AM »
April 27 - Update from Graham Wallington


Apr. 27 Goes with Ilkley Camp

Ilkley Camp

Apr. 27- Ilkley camp

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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2013, 10:07:26 AM »
April 29 Update

Early April 28 Graham posted about going to Thornybush and then a weeks vacation.


Apr. 28 - Goes with photo of Robert and the Jigga


Robert Bruyns with Jigga

Later in the day:
And then, hopefully all in place for the drives.


Apr. 28 - Graham on the road

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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2013, 12:18:06 PM »
 :hooray

Thanks for the update, BBE!  :eclove
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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2013, 10:07:09 AM »
 :woohoo2

Looky, looky.  :hooray

LIVE Safari Thornybush

No date given, but sooo exciting !!
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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2013, 03:06:11 PM »
 :woohoo2 x 2

Thanks Beth for that link.(I have been out all this sunny and warm day)  The lads all seem to be having fun together and I can't wait for the announcement about who will be the presenter  :puzzled2  I know who I'd like to see in the position (in fact two or three  :nod2 ).

Willie Nelson sums up my feelings right now :eclol
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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2013, 03:58:15 PM »
MAY 5, 2103: GRAHAM W. ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW DRIVES.

Q:  What ‘page’ will we be viewing the drives on and will we be able to email questions as before?
A.  The LIVE safaris will be available on WildEarth.tv (brand new site coming very soon) and Ustream. Yes, you
      will be able to email questions like before.

Q. Is there a SA time yet? I don't want to miss a second of this...I am from the US east coast.  Will this be on
    Ustream as the others are thanks.
A. The LIVE safaris will be on Ustream as well as wildearth.tv. We will announce the safari times when we launch.

Q. Will there be a chat?
A. There is always a chat next to every cam. 

Thanks Graham.  :ecsmile
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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2013, 06:05:08 PM »
May 6

One of the many 'Djuma Djunkies' posted a a good  map of where the (Thornybush Private Game Reserve is located. I have replaced the map in this post at: HERE.
(the other map was extremely 'busy'.)

I am also going to add the map to the post on Page 1; when Graham announced the location of the new drives. HERE.

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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2013, 05:29:00 PM »
No further word re when the drives will commence.

The crew around a fire: L > R = Aaron, Bryan, Rob, and Mr. Mystery  :eclol


Aaron, Bryan, Rob, and Mystery Man

Rob, team leader:

Rob, Team leader


Brian, cameraman: And as you saw in the video a humorous, fun chap  :nod2

Bryan, Cameraman

Aaron, sound engineer

Aaron, Sound engineer

Craig, a Head Ranger in the area who will be available for the lads to chat with re ID etc.

Craig, Head Ranger

Photos of Aaron, Bryan, and Craig are from the video Beth posted on May 5.  Rob's photo is from one posted on WildEarth.TV.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFIxVpIOBkk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFIxVpIOBkk</a>

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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2013, 09:48:14 AM »
'Mystery Man' in the group photo in my previous post has been identified by
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Next up = a presenter.  :question
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Re: 2013 WE's Thornybush Safari Drives
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2013, 11:09:51 AM »
May 14 - Updates from Rob

1. Update from Rob Bruyns



2. Interviews

Leon taking a breather from interviewing Aaron



3. Rob in overhauled 'Jigga'




4. The 'Office'



5. I saved the best for last  :eclol  a young bull elephant, seen on Thornybush Game Reserve

Getting closer  :hooray
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