Raelond

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  1. Three months from today we leave for Zimbabwe and Zambia. We will be spending one night in Victoria Falls, three in Hwange and meet up with Doug on November 13 in Mana. We have two nights in Chitake before our adventure with Doug to Kafue and Liuwa Plains, ending in Livingston on November 30. Time can't go fast enough!
  2. It will be great to meet up with you. There is four in our group, including Doug Macdonald as our guide. Your bird pictures are stunning. What camera did you use?
  3. Love your pictures. When in November are you at Musekese Camp as my husband and I will be there November 20 for three nights.
  4. I found this quote (author unknown) after my first African safari in 2006 which sums up how I feel and why I am returning for a third time this November and would go more often if I could afford it. "Once you have visited Africa, you never leave it and Africa never leaves you. It's dust, mostly red, sometimes white, often black, settles on the heart...and remains forever...". When I was in Zambia I meet a 80 year old doctor from the UK who had been returning to the same camp for 10 consecutive years. When I asked him why he kept coming back his reply was "why would I go anywhere else". That statement has stayed with me ever since.
  5. @@amy, I start my trip with Doug in Mana Pools on November 13. He said we will be joining his clients that afternoon for their last day with him. Could you possibly be with Doug on the 13th?
  6. @@pomkiwi I just found your trip report.
  7. @@AmyT I leave Vancouver November 7 and have three nights in Hwange without Doug and then start our adventure with Doug in Mana Pools on November 12. Doug said we will be with four other guests the afternoon of the 12th. Could you be one of the guests?
  8. Pomkiwi how was your trip to,Chile? Especially interested in the Atacama Desert as I have four nights there in February on my Argentina and Chile trip.
  9. I am now on countdown to my trip with Doug M in Zimbabwe and Zambia. 25 long weeks to wait! AmyT when will you be with Doug?
  10. I'll be in Kaufe in mid November and hope I don't melt.
  11. Enjoying your trip report and the wonderful pictures of the lion cubs. I hope I am as lucky as you with lion sightings when I visit Musekese Camp in November.
  12. @@Atravelynn, I have followed your travels here over the years and still remember what you told me about eating peanut butter! I have done a lot of travelling, but just couldn't make it back to Africa until now. Your recommendation and others here of Doug made me determined to do a trip with him. Our Canadian dollar is still horribly low, but I just had to return one more time and hope that my obsession with Africa with finally be satisfied.
  13. Great advise Id1 and Botswanadreams. We live in British Columbia and have camped in tents with bears in the area, but as bears are familiar to us I don't worry about them.
  14. Deposit is paid and flights are booked for a 22 day safari in Zimbabwe and Zambia this November. I was originally planning for September, 2018, but Doug M offered my husband and I the opportunity to go on an adventure with himself and a client of his to Zambia in November. We felt 3 nights in Kafue and 4 in Liuwa Plains wasn't enough safari time, so we added days in Hwange, Mana Pools and Chitake before driving with Doug to Lusaka to pick up our travel mate and driving to the two parks in Zambia and ending our adventure in Livingston. I know we may get some rain and it may be very hot. The heat and tsetse flies are the things I am most concerned about. Any advise and suggestions on how to deal with these things would be appreciated. I almost forgot my other concern, camping in Liuwa in tents without attached toilets!
  15. Julian, so sorry to hear about Rachel's latest scan. Keep positive and both of you can look forward to next years trip.

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