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11 hours ago, AmyT said:

I will be meeting up with @Seniortravellerin three months! 8 nights with Doug Macdonald in Mana Pools, 2 nights at Kanga Camp, and another night or two in Harare for shopping. :)  It's unusually steamy here in southern California, so I am getting acclimated to humidity combined with heat.

 

I am REALLY missing Kenya right now.

 

Amy,

 

It looks like I'm going to spend a week with Doug right before your arrival ( you and Seniortraveller), I will try  not leave him too tired for your safari ;)

Good luck in Mana Pools!!

 

 1 Night Harare

7 Nights Mana Pools with Doug Macdonald ( 3 Chitake and 4 Flood Plains)

5 Nights Hwange (L.Makalolo)

 

11 weeks to go, can´t wait!!

 

Paco

 

 

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18 days and counting until we head back to Zim with Doug MacDonald. A roundabout route via Amsterdam, one of my favourite cities, so we are taking a night there to enjoy a tiny slice of Dutch life. Then two nights in Vic Falls, three in Hwange before heading up to Mana for two nights at Chitake and 4 on the flood plains. 

 

@Seniortraveller @AmyT @africawild You are going to have such an amazing time I am so excited for you. Chitake and flood plains are wonderful and Chitake feels like it should have dinosaurs wandering around. Take a taxi tour in Harare its well worth it to see the sights and get out to the various markets. 

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I'm wondering if Doug has any non-ST-clients at all this season, we're in Kafue and Mana with him in October. :)

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@Id1, I have just been reading some old trip reports and with just over thirteen weeks still to go, I think I am really going to have to try and focus on something else for a whille! We have arranged a driver/guide through Doug, for our extra day in Harare and AmyT is going to join us. I am hoping to bring back some metal silhouettes of warthogs for my garden, so that I can sit and imagine I am in Africa!

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@Seniortraveller There is plenty of shopping to be had in Harare. Lots of sculpture and the like. We went to about 3 places including Mbare market and Newlands where there are a lot of sculptures working. 

 

If you are exhausting the trip reports google Zimbabwe Situatuon and you can read the local news 😁

 

13 weeks will fly by! 

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I read the news from Zimbabwe every day, which can be very depressing. Conflict between the various factions certainly seems to be escalating and the financial situation is scary.

 

Thanks for the shopping recommendations😀

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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!

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I'm starting to think I'm the only one not going on safari with Doug this fall.  Maybe I should remedy that???

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I've not got a booking with Doug either :(

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I don't have a booking with Doug either.  It's this pesky thing of using up all my vacation time.

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1 hour ago, Tulips said:

I don't have a booking with Doug either.  It's this pesky thing of using up all my vacation time.

 

I hate when work gets in the way of the important stuff.

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I'm down to 10 days after booking this safari last November.  Cannot wait!

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@TulipsRight around the corner!!  Can't wait to read about  your trip!

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I'm down to two weeks from today :)  Packing is commencing (photo gear is pretty much already packed.) Although I haven't dared to weigh it yet...

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@janzin... where are  you off to?

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Just now, AmyT said:

@janzin... where are  you off to?

 

This is the Zambia trip...I guess its rolled off this page at this point :)  Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, Victoria Falls...

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Just booked our 4th safari to South Africa. 3 nights Buffelshoek tented camp, Manyeleti, 5 nights Shindzela in Timbavati and 3 nights at Marrick with a day trip to Mokala. Now I have to wait till May 2018!  Shindzela is so popular now we got the last available tent.

 

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