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@@Whyone? Great stuff. Safe flight, have a great safari, and write a trip report upon your return...

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Thanks Matt....I am flying the 'scenic' route via Dubai - hardly the most direct route from UK to Zim, but after my experiences with Zambian last year (schedules ignored both out and rtn, old aircraft, non-existent entertainment system) I am hoping Emirates will be a more reliable option.

 

It will be Sunday afternoon until we reach Mana, but I will be looking out for Anita once I am there.

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@@Whyone?

 

Have a pleasant flight and a wonderful safari.

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31 sleeps for me 31 on dry land plus 1 in the air (overnight stay in London)

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23 sleeps and counting

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3 months for me - didn't seem that close until BA sent an automatic reminder. I suppose I ought to plan where in the Kruger we are going to.....

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23 sleeps and counting

 

You are managing to sleep @@samburumags with all that excitement?

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Posted (edited)

321 sleeps for me

:(

Edited by Whyone?

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2 sleeps to go

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Yeah yeah, rub it in why don't you... ;)

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321 sleeps for me

:(

Hahaha... The cycle of life!

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Have a wonderful time Wilddog

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Just the word "sleep" is making me jealous - very rare in my house with three boys aged 6 and under!

 

I would love the guarantee of 300 sleeps :)

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8 weeks to go for extensive Botswana trip ..............

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23 sleeps and counting

 

You are managing to sleep @@samburumags with all that excitement?

 

The excitement of my surprise from the GW has worn off because there hasn't been a surprise!!!!! :wacko::angry:

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10 months, 3 weeks and 5 days :) - don't you love "countdown" apps!!

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18 days left before we depart on our Botswana adventure.

 

Clothes are all laid out, taking our typhoid pills, last minute flu shot, having a new pair of prescription sunglasses made this week (a pair and a spare), pre booking a massage for the minute we arrive at the Intercontinental JNB!

 

Anyone else at Wilderness camps in November? See you there.

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18 days left before we depart on our Botswana adventure.

 

Clothes are all laid out, taking our typhoid pills, last minute flu shot, having a new pair of prescription sunglasses made this week (a pair and a spare), pre booking a massage for the minute we arrive at the Intercontinental JNB!

 

Anyone else at Wilderness camps in November? See you there.

Yes, departing 27th Nov. arriving 28th.

 

28 November out 1 December: Little Vumbura

1 out 4 December: Little Kwara

4 out 7 December: Kings Pool

 

Wife and I, our 2 daughters and my mother-in-law. Lots of hair around, blond, colored, and grey :blink:

 

Can't wait, might even buy a camera!

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Sorry, Kasper. Will miss each other. Coming from Tubu Tree and Xigera, we are in to Vumbura Plains 21 November, out on 25 November. Then we're on to Chitabe Lediba and Savuti before heading home again on Dec 4.

 

Have a wonderful trip. Do buy a camera. We'll compare notes in December trip reports.

 

Cheers!

'Red

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Posted (edited)

Hi Red

 

We are only a few days apart, have a wonderful trip as well.

 

Do you know a way to closely follow the weather/game situation? I understand the water is already low.

Edited by KasperW

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I'm not following anything, Kasper. At this late date....it is what it is. I can't worry about things I can't control. Too excited. Don't care if we walk, wing, waddle or wade.....its all wonderful!

 

Have a great trip.

'Red

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......taking our typhoid pills,.....

I thought Typhoid prevention was by vaccination?

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You can either do vaccine or pills. The injected vaccine protects for 3 years (I believe) and the pills (4 pills, taken one every-other day) protect for 5 years. Our clinic does not have on hand the injectable vaccine, so it was much easier to get a prescription for the pills. The injectable would require a visit to a "travel clinic". The walk-in cost of a visit is $120 pp + $70 pp for the injection. The pills only required a phone call to our doctor and the cost of the pills, which was almost nothing.

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@@Whyone? In the UK, routine typhoid vaccination is by injection, giving 3 years protection (free on the NHS). The alternative is a three-capsule course (one capsule taken every other day) which also provides 3 years protection (usually incurs a standard prescription charge of £7.85).

 

The oral course in the US seems to be different.

 

During 2013, there has been a shortage of the injectable vaccine in the UK, and a large increase in the use of the capsules.

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Interesting, I had no idea.

 

I'll stick with the injection though, only one thing to remember every 3 years!

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