sugarpond

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  1. THAT'S IT!!! THIS WAS THE LAST STRAW!!! I'm starting to save for another safari. I'm going to just go back to the Serengeti again, in March again and just spend every day, all day, looking at animals.
  2. This is an old thread now, but a friend of mine is planning to climb Kilimanjaro so I found my way here. Just out of curiosity, are their any companies who do pay and equip their porters well? Who are responsible to the community and ensure a safe climb? Would love to hear about them from a trusted source. Thanks!
  3. and it mentions them arriving in July so I guess it was probably July 2013. I think it was the issue before the current issue. It says "one of the last elephant hunts in Botswana" but I think it was published late last month.
  4. has anyone read the recent article in GQ about an elephant hunt in Botswana? http://www.gq.com/long-form/who-wants-to-shoot-an-elephant
  5. Thanks @@Game Warden can you believe I haven't even had coffee yet??? now if I can just figure out how to edit a post I made.... sometimes I see the edit button and sometimes I don't!
  6. Wow! I did it! I won't even attempt to explain how that worked from the "new" flickr.... I guess you click on the image and then the white square with the arrow through it and pick a size and copy the link and paste it here? elephant group, ndutu by Sugar Pond, on Flickr
  7. nope.... now? <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarpond/8554839186/in/set-72157632983505214/player/" width="75" height="75" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> NOPE!!! Tarangerie view by Sugar Pond, on Flickr
  8. nope.... now? <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarpond/8554839186/in/set-72157632983505214/player/" width="75" height="75" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
  9. I was thinking of replacing some of the broken image links in my trip report but it seems flickr has changed again! Let me see if I can figure this out.... <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarpond/8554839186/in/set-72157632983505214/player/" width="75" height="75" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
  10. I am one of those Safari Nubies that don't know their Asilia from their elbow so take the following with a grain of salt!!! We went with Fadhil & TWS (here's my report: http://safaritalk.net/topic/10462-safari-dazed-febmarch-in-northern-tanzania/) and he never had his cell phone on the entire trip except for the first day in the city when we were at the super market and he called his little brother to bring his camera battery charger and appologized to us for doing so. A couple of times he would shake his head or laugh and when I asked why he would say "that guide is dressed so sloppy" or "that guide is on his phone." He was always waiting for us in the morning (and I was ALWAYS waiting for my mom but that's another story!) and was always willing to do whatever! When someone said they had seen a dead wild dog near Ndutu, we drove in and out of the gullys looking for it for so long! He would not give up! I had said wild dogs were what I really wanted to see. (We saw them!) I don't know if he was a good spotter or good at find animals, but he was very professional. I would reccomend him highly. He was also an awesome driver! And twice fixed other broken-down cars. We joked about having to "get out the shovel" to dig out of a bog or anteater hole but it never happened. I'm sure there are way better out there and if I can ever afford to go back I'm not sure what I would do or who I would book with, but I thought Fadhil was really great and the itinerary was really tailored to what I asked for. Just my 2 cents!
  11. Has anyone ever seen the bat migration in Kasanka in Zambia? I wonder what that area and the wetlands there have to offer besides bats?
  12. How can it be over already??? I love the light on your Last Day lions!
  13. Love the giraffe bouquet! Wild Source's Fadhil took us through Ndutu last Feb/March and reading your report just brings it all back! Big Marsh and Little Marsh! If I can ever go back, I just want to do the same thing again!
  14. I loved my Wild Source safari and my guide Fadhil!

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