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A troika of iconic Trip Reports on SafariTalk


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#1 AKR1

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:52 AM

Three iconic trip reports active at the same time. Without taking anything away from the scores of wonderful trip reports on SafariTalk, these are amongst the finest I have had the pleasure to savor. Thanks to @twaffle, @Paolo, @Safaridude and @africapurohit (whose report continues!) for sharing your seminal experiences!

 

 

http://safaritalk.ne...lo-and-twaffle/

 

http://safaritalk.ne...september-2013/

 

http://safaritalk.ne...re-august-2013/

 

 


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:26 AM

Thanks @AKR1 I'm starting to see light at the end of the tunnel - 20 days completed, 6 more days to report on. Mkomazi and Tarangire were summarised but doing the day-by-day accounts of the 17 days in Katavi and Serengeti has been harder work.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:29 AM

Classic ST.

 

I bet they will even improve with aging, becoming vintage ST Trip Reports  :rolleyes:


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:41 AM

Couldn't agree more! These 3 reports have been just amazing. Just cannot get myself to write another TR after seeing such stellar effort! What I loved was that the writing style of all 4 has been very different from each other as is the photography but everything is such high quality!

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

Just cannot get myself to write another TR 

 

As a member of The Order of the Pith, I expect you to be setting a better example... ;)


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:11 AM

 

Just cannot get myself to write another TR 

 

As a member of The Order of the Pith, I expect you to be setting a better example... ;)

 

 

 

Definitely.

 

If she persists, @Anita may run the risk of being de-pithed...correct, @Game Warden?


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:28 AM

Wow.  Thank you… honored!



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:32 AM

I'm not sure if this is motivational or demotivational for my TR......


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:01 PM

 

 

Just cannot get myself to write another TR 

 

As a member of The Order of the Pith, I expect you to be setting a better example... ;)

 

 

 

Definitely.

 

If she persists, @Anita may run the risk of being de-pithed...correct, @Game Warden?

 

true but @ZaminOz is my role model.

 

@Paolo so thats the first of the many BS :P



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:46 PM

@Anita

 

Since I know your creativity I am working hard on the possible meaning of the acronym BS (I am sure it is different from what everybody may think...)


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:55 PM

you are correct @Paolo

 

Now coming back to the Outstanding Work, I think we should send these 4 on a safari together - Imagine that Magnum Opus.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:57 PM

btw @AKR1 I need a dictionary nowadays when reading your posts!

 

Just pulling your leg ;)



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:03 PM

@Anita, happy to oblige! But I remain disappointed that you cannot or will not take time in your busy schedule to share some details and pictures of your presumably amazing adventures.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

I think we should send these 4 on a safari together

 

As long as the GW goes too, to make sure they all behave...


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:10 PM

 

I think we should send these 4 on a safari together

 

As long as the GW goes too, to make sure they all behave...

 

 

I agree. It could be a BB otherwise.

 

I have been on safari with @Safaridude and @twaffle, just missing @africapurohit.....


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:21 PM

Great idea @Anita - that means I'll have three baby-sitters if Niyam comes along!

 

Even better, I'll bring all three boys and you can have one each  :D


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:23 PM

absolutely - each one of them gets 1 boy and you and GW get Twaffle's 200-400 and 1dx and Safaridude's 300 f2.8 ;) How fair is that!

 

And ofcourse Paolo's Swarovski as well. Dont need them when you have to look after kids sitting right next to you.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

Great idea @Anita - that means I'll have three baby-sitters if Niyam comes along!

 

Even better, I'll bring all three boys and you can have one each  :D

 

Fine with me.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:02 PM

The older two are easy to look after. The little one will try to get out of the vehicle and bite a lion! 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:29 PM

Thank you for such a nice recommendation but I think like many things, the last few read are always the brightest in one's mind. At the moment I am lacking time to read anything much, let alone some of the wonderful and on going reports, but I'll get there.

I can also confirm that Paolo and his father would both be excellent baby sitters of the boys, they seem naturals with children.
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