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  1. The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that, the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
  2. Hi All, I self-drived this route with my wife and 3 kids in a Prado last October. We camped for 4 nights in Serengeti. 1in Kogatende, then 2 in Lobo and 1 in Seronera, then back to Musoma / lake Victoria through the western corridor. Please see the attached map for the route from Masai Mara to Serengeti via Tarime and lamai gate. A very unused route for those who lokk for quietness in the Serengeti. IN addition, we had plenty of wildebeasts in the Lamai wedge, and lions hunting with a rainbow in the background. . As the copy-paste function doesn't work well here, I include a short description, but the attached map is very detailed. day 1 : from Nairobi or from Masai Mara to Tarime, via Isebania border. 1 full day. Day 2 : from Tarime, join Nyamwaga, turn right to go down the escarpment to the mara gold mine. There, stick to the main roads towards Mugumu, and after around 20 km south, find a clear T junction and turn let, heading east to a village called Gisondo. from this village turn right and reach lamai gate. 2,5 hrs from Tarime on good dirt road in great landscape. The road from the mara gold mine to lamai is not on any map that I found, but you can spot it on google earth (not on google maps). From lamai gate to kogatende, 2hrs of Superb game drive, all alone. Make sure the bridge on Mara river is not overflooded to reach Kogatende. There, you will always find a place to camp, even if the special campsites are reportedly booked, the rangers will find a place for you around their place. Day 3 : full day to Lobo Day 4 : lobo only Day 5 : Lobo to Seronera Day 6 : Seronera to Musoma, via grumeti corridor. + a flat tire in front of 2 lions... day 7 : lake Victoria on boat Day 8 : back to Nairobi. 1full day. Map - Mara to Serengeti by road.pdf
  3. We are planning our third safari to Africa, and I am loving the trip reports on ST - twaffle's stellar report on the Serian camps in North Serengeti and the Wedge sold me on this area! We are thinking about incorporating it into our next trip, probably for July or August. For our last safari we stayed in Kenya's Mara Triangle during August, and while it was productive, watching a wildebeest crossing was too ugly for words - it really was 160 cars to a viewing, like what another ST post said. So we avoided those crossings like the plague… I'm wondering if the situation is any better for viewing crossings in the Serengeti Mara, or when on the other side of the Kogatende bridge, in the Lamai Wedge? After reading several posts, I get the impression that there are less cars at a crossing in those areas, but, the area is getting developed fast and becoming busier and busier... Even outside of the migration months, those areas do sound pretty special.. Christopher
  4. My husband and I leave for Tanzania in a few days flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam then to Kilimanjaro. We're spending two nights in the Arusha Coffee Lodge and doing a day tour including taking supplies to a school/orphanage. We then fly to Lamai Serengeti for four nights and then a short trip over to Sayari for four nights. Hopefully we'll see the migration and some crossings. Although I've done the hot air balloon ride we'll do this again from Sayari. I realize it doesn't make sense to stay in two locations so close together but in the end this was what Bill Givens from The Wild Source and I came up with. We tried to make the itinerary as palatable as possible for my husband who wouldn't have picked a safari as a bucket list item. Deo, Bill's partner, will guide us at both locations. Anita has left her bean bags with Deo and has been kind enough to offer them to me to use. I'll take my D4, D800, 24-120 and the new Nikon 80-400 plus a 1.4 TC. The 80-400 is a compromise that I think/hope will serve me well. I'm still debating taking my Jobu Jr. gimbal head to use with the apex bean bag of Anita's or leave it behind. It's probably and over kill for that lens. But, it would raise the height of the lens when shooting out the window. Any thoughts on this? Next is Zanzibar for five nights staying at The Residence and touring Stone Town on our last day and then home. I would like to think that I could post a few installments during our trip but if not I'll check back in when I get home which wil be.......September 11th....aaagghhhh....what was I thinking flying on that day?!?! Toddles.
  5. Hi all, I am trying to plan a self-drive safari for August 2013 (northern Serengeti). I am running into some difficulty trying to find a camping spot that would allow me to access the Lamai triangle on a daily basis. The TANAPA office informed me that they have no availabilities for special campsites in the north (very surprised since it's still over one year away). I have two possible alternative solutions; 1. camp as far north in the Lobo area as possible and drive into the Lamai wedge on a daily basis (I think that will be a bit too much driving?), 2. find a camp ground or budget accommodation just outside one of the northern gates (Kenyanganga, Lamai, Tabora B, Bologonja). Do any of you know of places to camp or stay just outside these gates? Would the drive from northern Lobo be to much? (I am planning on staying there for 6 days). Thanks for your help!

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