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#701 optig

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:32 AM

On the 29th of March I'll be going to Sarara for four nights. This trip was delayed twice first by my illness and then by poor service. I'm eager to get back to Sarara, especially since I'll be going on the first helicopter trip of my life. I'll also be camping in the cloud forest. As I mentioned before I'll be going to Greystoke Mahale Camp in August for 4 nights and one week to Chada Katavi. Then I'll be going to Tswalu Kalahari for a full ten days. I'll also be penguin and whale watching in Hermanus. 


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:41 AM

optig have a wonderful time , I hope that your health improves


Wild Africa is in my blood. All life is sacred and interconnected. for the animals are fellow nations caught in the splendor and trevail of the earth.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:47 AM

@COSMIC RHINO thank you so much for your kind words. My health has improved enormously. 


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

@pault I feel very lucky. One of the unexpected outcomes of spending time on Safaritalk is that I find myself looking at every trip as an opportunity to discover and record local wildlife!
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:30 AM

I never get enough safari-I've even decided to on yet another safari this year. It will be going on a 9 or 10 day safari in Kenya with the inimitable Zarek Cocket in October. I'll be going to the Aberdares, the Kakamega Forest,Lake Baringo,Lake Baringo and an area in Kitale.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

I leave in about 2 weeks

 

I have taken of a bit of weight around the hips, so I will be putting a piece of rope through my belt loops  whilst going through airport security


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:54 AM

My husband and I have 5 weeks left until our Botswana/Zambia trip! I'm really excited as I've never been and have only heard amazing things.

Bit worried about packing though! We are only taking carry-on backpacks this time whereas we've only ever travelled with suitcases before.

It will be an experience that's for sure! I'm terrified of forgetting something. We can't exactly just go to the supermarket if we forget the right travel adaptors or a toothbrush! 


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 07:04 AM

Six weeks until the last day of school; six weeks + 2 days until we leave for Kenya!  Yes, we count down to the last day of school too!   :rolleyes:

 

Ten weeks until Havana - just a quickie cruise to see the city and cars, plus enjoy the food and music.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:53 AM

I leave in 3 days  , following up the talk of a sth African airlines cabin crew strike on the airline site looks like it has had not much affect after a court order 

 

my agents advise me that sth African airlines is flying ok


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:44 AM

I have now check in at Sydney domestic airport , awaiting the flight to perth , then onto johasnnesburg

 

I checked  my packing a few times to make sure that I had  lewft nothing important behind

 

I am very excited seeing what wild Africa next has to offer


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:20 AM

I have arrived at my Johannesburg hotel in time for breakfast

 

at immigration there  is a lane for nations not needing visa ,using this saved  a  whole lot of time

 

as the flight was packed  there was a whole lot of baggager to come of which took it time 

 

I checked in early so my bag did not come in a hurry

 

when I left with mine there could well have been over 100 people waiting around for their bag to come of , or have have to noticed that it was going around on the carosel

 

I leave for the Ashton's kruger shuttle tomorrow morning


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:20 PM

@COSMIC RHINO 

have fun



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:06 PM

the hand luggage from the connecting domestic flight in perth was interesting

 

someone walked of with a backpack  and a cardboard box of 1 dozen bottles of wine


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:42 AM

28 weeks until I join Doug MacDonald in Mana Pools... deposit just sent.   :rolleyes:  Thankfully, I have other trips to keep me occupied until then.  I blame you, @Atravelynn, @SafariChick, @Big Andy, @michael-ibk, and others, for posting intriguing trip reports about Mana Pools.  I still chuckle about Andy's line about the elephants not being impressed with his trunk (one of the first trip reports that I read on Safari Talk.)


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:14 PM

Great!  Isn't Kenya coming up too, @AmyT!


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:01 AM

30 days until we leave for Germany where we will spend 3 nights in Mainz before flying to Windhoek via Joburg.  First trip to Africa, and I'm both excited and nervous!


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:57 PM

Great!  Isn't Kenya coming up too, @AmyT!

 

It is!  Less than five weeks away! Also getting the families at our school involved with Pack for a Purpose. Warms my heart.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:53 PM

I am now on countdown to my trip with Doug M in Zimbabwe and Zambia. 25 long weeks to wait!

AmyT when will you be with Doug?
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:59 PM

Pomkiwi how was your trip to,Chile? Especially interested in the Atacama Desert as I have four nights there in February on my Argentina and Chile trip.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:03 PM

@Raelond, my trip starts on Nov 4. Whew!  Now that my kids are comfortably in college, I can spread MY wings and fly around the world! I have a lot of catching up to do.   :rolleyes:







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