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On 07/09/2017 at 8:06 PM, philw said:

11 nights in zambia next tuesday - mwamba, tena tena, old mondoro and chiawa. Thanks to Geoff, Egilo and Deano for their help!  

 

On 08/09/2017 at 5:27 AM, marg said:

@philw....when you get to Tena Tena please say hi to Bertram.  First trip, first camp and first guide ten years ago.  We were there again two years ago.

Will do - off tomorrow!

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On 7 September 2017 at 10:05 PM, Julian said:

Northern Tanzania - 43 days and counting- two weeks ago the prospect of a safari in the next six moths seemed impossible, suddenly everything changed and,  having decided quickly exactly what we wanted, ATR put together our fully itemised and complete itinerary in four hours from when we first spoke to them.

So excited .....

 

 

Manyara Tree Lodge, Ngorongoro Highlands Camp , Namiri Plains Camp

 

42.......41.........40..........39........

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@philw...and have a great time!

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Leaving on Sunday.  3 more days.

 

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Tomorrow's the day.

 

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Safari njema, @Steven NY!  I look forward to reading/seeing all about it when you return!

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On 9/11/2017 at 10:07 PM, Julian said:

 

Manyara Tree Lodge, Ngorongoro Highlands Camp , Namiri Plains Camp

 

42.......41.........40..........39........

 

getting closer, visas arrived, currently sorting out all camera accessories, no new vaccinations required, malaria tabs bought, anti histamines bought...........

 

.......38.........37...........36..........35............34..........33.........

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On 9/17/2017 at 4:51 PM, Julian said:

 

getting closer, visas arrived, currently sorting out all camera accessories, no new vaccinations required, malaria tabs bought, anti histamines bought...........

 

.......38.........37...........36..........35............34..........33.........

As we were not expecting to be able to go on a safari for another six months at least, all of the planning and preparations have taken place in the past four weeks, so the days are whizzing by, counting down.......... 32.......31.......30.......29.......28.......27.......26.........25.........24........23.........22......

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@Julian - look forward to your report (esp both Namiri and Highlands).  

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Manyara Tree Lodge, Asilia Ngorongoro Highlands, Namiri Plains..............................

 

15....14....13.....12...11....10.....9....8.....7....6....5.....

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Departing a month from today, to Tanzania!

 

Lemala Ngorongoro, Namiri Plains, and Sayari Camp.  10 days of heaven.

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This Saturday (if everything is OK) I am flying to Kenya. I am looking forward to spending 8 nights at Porini Lion :). Counting hours and minutes.

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Safari njema @bettel!

 

 

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Looks like @AmyT has been bitten by the safari bug!

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On 10/22/2017 at 5:56 PM, AmyT said:

Departing a month from today, to Tanzania!

 

Lemala Ngorongoro, Namiri Plains, and Sayari Camp.  10 days of heaven.

@AmyT

Just back from Highlands Ngorongoro, Namiri Plains and Manyara Tree Lodge.

Ours was wonderful - Hope you have a great trip  - you will really love Namiri Plains  - but take some warm clothes, it gets very cold and windy on those plains.

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1 hour ago, Julian said:

@AmyT

Just back from Highlands Ngorongoro, Namiri Plains and Manyara Tree Lodge.

Ours was wonderful - Hope you have a great trip  - you will really love Namiri Plains  - but take some warm clothes, it gets very cold and windy on those plains.

@Julian

Yay! You're back!  I can't wait to read all about it!

 

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Almost out of triple digits!  100 days until our first safari (Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania).

 

And before we have even taken that first trip, we have booked a second for next year.  In 290 days, we are going to David Lloyd's great migration photo safari followed by Amboseli and Lewa.

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I just posted a review of my trip.  Look for it.  Hope you like it.  In short, I had a fantastic time.

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Husband Harry and I leave the day after tomorrow for Tanzania:  Kichuguu Camp in Tarangire NP (1N), Lemala Ngorongoro (2N), Namiri Plains (4N) and Sayari Camp (3N); plus a night/day at either end in Arusha.  Private vehicle and guide for all but the Asilia camps, which will be a new experience.

 

Harry enjoyed sharing the photos I took of the June Kenya trip that when we discovered he had to have surgery on his foot, I scrambled to book this trip during his recovery time.

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@AmyT   Have a fabulous time!!!!!!!!!!

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1 hour ago, lmonmm said:

@AmyT   Have a fabulous time!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you @lmonmm !!  I am so excited to share the experience with my hubby.  I feel a little greedy going to the same (similar) ecosystem six months later but he deserves to see it too!  

 

I'm noodling over a trip to Uganda next, so that will be an entirely different trip.  

 

(Isn't it a shame that we have to wait for our trips of a lifetime?)  :)

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6 hours ago, AmyT said:

Husband Harry and I leave the day after tomorrow for Tanzania:  Kichuguu Camp in Tarangire NP (1N), Lemala Ngorongoro (2N), Namiri Plains (4N) and Sayari Camp (3N); plus a night/day at either end in Arusha.  Private vehicle and guide for all but the Asilia camps, which will be a new experience.

 

Harry enjoyed sharing the photos I took of the June Kenya trip that when we discovered he had to have surgery on his foot, I scrambled to book this trip during his recovery time.

@AmyT

Have a wonderful time, look out for a caracal in the Crater and, as you will be on the much quieter  northern descent route , there are a pride of 27 lions in that section of the crater, so get down in the crater early.

At Namiri Plains camp look out for the resident pride of  lions ( you will hear them every night) - they are lead by  a formidable six brothers coalition known as the killers, but are not often seen as their territory is  in  an area that has few road- tracks near to them, and wrap up well in Namiri- it gets very cold out on those vast plains especially if the wind gets up. 

Also at Namiri, when you see the camp Manager, Diana, and the asst manager, Dickson, please tell them Julian & Rachel say Hello.

Looking  forward to your trip report( by the time you are back I hope to have started writing our trip report) .

 

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6 hours ago, AmyT said:

Husband Harry and I leave the day after tomorrow for Tanzania:  Kichuguu Camp in Tarangire NP (1N), Lemala Ngorongoro (2N), Namiri Plains (4N) and Sayari Camp (3N); plus a night/day at either end in Arusha.  Private vehicle and guide for all but the Asilia camps, which will be a new experience.

 

Harry enjoyed sharing the photos I took of the June Kenya trip that when we discovered he had to have surgery on his foot, I scrambled to book this trip during his recovery time.

 

Hi Amy (and Harry),

 

Have a fantastic time!!

I loved Tarangire would go back in a heartbeat. Beautiful park. Was at Namiri Plains this time last year. Really enjoyed it as well.....cheetahs were definitely in abundance. Very curious to hear what it is like re environment, weather and rain. It was incredibly dry last year as they had no rain at all.

 

You have definitely caught the safari bug :D

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On 07/11/2017 at 1:03 PM, cjt3 said:

Almost out of triple digits!  100 days until our first safari (Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania).

 

And before we have even taken that first trip, we have booked a second for next year.  In 290 days, we are going to David Lloyd's great migration photo safari followed by Amboseli and Lewa.

 

@cjt3 I'm really liking the idea of booking another trip before going on the first. Excellent behaviour!

The frst trip sounds incredible and the migration safari with more Kenyan parks sounds great as well. Looking forward to a few tales and photos from both.

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6 hours ago, AmyT said:

Husband Harry and I leave the day after tomorrow for Tanzania:  Kichuguu Camp in Tarangire NP (1N), Lemala Ngorongoro (2N), Namiri Plains (4N) and Sayari Camp (3N); plus a night/day at either end in Arusha.  Private vehicle and guide for all but the Asilia camps, which will be a new experience.

 

Harry enjoyed sharing the photos I took of the June Kenya trip that when we discovered he had to have surgery on his foot, I scrambled to book this trip during his recovery time.

Lemala Ngorongoro is a very good camp.  Your access to the crater is close and you can be on the crater floor 1st thing in the morning.  My private Guide was "steven"  I do not know how last name, but he is very experienced with 31 years under his belt.  If you get him, say hello for me - Steven Fromewick.  I was there in late September.  I have a picture of the two us in my trip report.  Have a great time..

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