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Safaritalk Mana Pools Special Safari guided By Doug Macdonald 2016 and NOW 2017

Zimbabwe Mana Pools Doug Macdonald Zambezi Elephant Fund

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 12:13 PM

Ohhh this is really tempting for 2017! Hmmm. Is there still space available?

 

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:22 PM

Hoping there may still be space available for 2017. I've sent an enquiry via Doug's website and messaged via ST - I will report back when I've heard.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 12:36 PM

@pomkiwi hope the trip works out, we are off to Zim again with Doug in Aug 2017. I'll warn you now though, his trips are addictive 🙂
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Posted 19 August 2016 - 11:07 PM

@pomkiwi hope the trip works out, we are off to Zim again with Doug in Aug 2017. I'll warn you now though, his trips are addictive


They certainly are.

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 07:52 PM

I was absolutely delighted recently, when my son surprised me by asking if he could go on a safari with me. His hope is that he can then return and encourage his wife and daughter to join him on a future safari. I have contacted Doug to see if this trip will be suitable for us, as this would be my son's first visit to Africa and I am not getting any younger!
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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:42 PM

I have heard back from Doug who has confirmed there is space and no single supplement - just sorting out a 'formal' sign-up and how to pay the deposit and I'm good to go!


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 01:15 PM

Deposit sent and relevant forms filled out. Just 13+ months wait now...


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 07:02 PM

@pomkiwi great news, you'll have an amazing time. Finally there is someone on ST waiting longer than me to get back out to Zim. A smidge under 12 months for me!
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Posted 12 September 2016 - 08:24 PM

@ld1 But I must confess to having a few days in Timbavati for next May😀

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 08:35 PM

@pomkiwi jel.com. My champagne eyes and Pepsi pockets are not a great combo alongside my safari addiction 😬
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Posted 17 September 2016 - 03:50 PM

most likely I will be one of those grabbing a spot on Doug's 2017 ST Special. For a number of reasons I am considering road transfers from and to Harare. A question to those who've done this: how does this trip compare to say road transfers between Nairobi and the Mara (for me quite ok), between Arusha and Ndutu (tougher) or between Dar and Selous (barely bearable). Also, how much time will the road transfers in Zimbabwe take?

 

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 03:58 PM

could somebody who has travelled with Doug in the past or least visited some of those places Doug has on his itineraries please contact me via pm?

 

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 03:42 PM

So who else is coming in November 2017?  :D



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:05 PM

I have just confirmed an itinerary with Chloe, for myself and a friend. To my great disappointment, my son was unable to join us.
Anybody else coming?

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 11:01 AM

Looks like in 2017 we will only be staying at mobile safari camps. Could some of those who have traveled with Doug in the past explain how batteries can be charged? 

 

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:11 PM

@ice

In the car, any time. No problem at all, charged them daily.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 02:12 PM

@ice

In the car, any time. No problem at all, charged them daily.

That duty falls to the camp staff and both Tailormade and Natureways were very attentive in returning the batteries to us and asking if we had any batteries to charge.


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 07:24 PM

So is that @Seniortraveller and friend as well as @ice and myself for 2017 so far?  



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 02:46 PM

Anyone else except me interested in doing road transfers between Harare and Mana Pools rather than fly in and out? If there is more of us, we mgiht even save some money.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:23 PM

My sister, a 'lurker' on Safaritalk, has decided to join us.

@ice, we will be flying in and out of Mana Pools. As someone who is prone to travel sickness, I may live to regret that!

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