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#1 snuglbear13

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:20 PM

Hey Everyone! I'm Sandy and I live in Houston, TX. I've been binge-reading this site the last 2 days. My husband and I got married Dec 2014 and we've recently started our traveling adventures. Our favorite trips have been skydiving/surfing in Hawaii, white water rafting in Costa Rica, honeymoon in Bora Bora, shark cage diving/safari in South Africa and we're going to Thailand/Bali for 3 weeks in December. Future trips are reef diving in Australia, open water diving with bullsharks in Fiji, Argentina, Patagonia and Chile.

 

My first and only safari was in Sabi Sands, South Africa in Sept 2015. We stayed at Lion Sands for 3 days and it was beyond anything I had imagined! I heard a lion roar from close to our vehicle, felt it reverberate in my body and vibrate the ground, saw a lion cub lick his wounded uncle, saw the elusive leopard (no cheetahs), and a pack of wild dogs. My passion is CATS! All kinds...big and small. 

 
I'm currently planning a safari to Tanzania with a possible Kenya extension for 2017. I know Lion Sands is more luxury lodge with some safari thrown in. This time I want to be completely focused on the safari aspect. I'll create another post for that soon.
 
 
A couple pics from our safari in SA:
A lion who had just been in a fight, his tooth hanging out. The other lion got it much worse with his man parts torn off. We didn't see that
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An elephant scratching:
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#2 gagan

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:28 PM

Very nice ..good start..waiting for more..

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:07 PM

@snuglbear13 welcome to the forum and to the Africa Addiction! You're in good company here! Wow, you saw a lot in three days at Lion Sands. Poor lion with his tooth hanging out - yikes! But sounds like the other would have been even worse to see  :( Look forward to hearing about your upcoming plans for a second safari.



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:43 PM

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 02:32 AM

Welcome

Thank you!

 

@snuglbear13 welcome to the forum and to the Africa Addiction! You're in good company here! Wow, you saw a lot in three days at Lion Sands. Poor lion with his tooth hanging out - yikes! But sounds like the other would have been even worse to see  :( Look forward to hearing about your upcoming plans for a second safari.

Thanks @SafariChick! I'll be posting preliminary plans soon.

 

Very nice ..good start..waiting for more..

Be careful what you wish for :)



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Posted 03 July 2016 - 06:47 AM

Welcome, and awesome pics!
That poor male lion...seen him in a few other pictures too, hard to mistake with that tooth!


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"What, no hyaena pictures?"


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 08:36 AM

@snuglbear13

Welcome to Safaritalk!



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Posted 04 July 2016 - 08:43 AM

Welcome, very nice pics. It seems you like your trips adventurous - diving with Sharks! :-)

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 09:08 AM

Fantastic pictures! That lion incident was pretty gruesome, but that's just nature I suppose. Beautiful pictures though!


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 01:49 PM

@snuglbear13

Welcome to Safaritalk!

@TonyQ - Thanks! 

 

Welcome, very nice pics. It seems you like your trips adventurous - diving with Sharks! :-)

 

@michael-ibk. Thank you! Most of the adventure (stupidity?) is my husband's idea. Those are his anniversary presents lol


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Posted 08 July 2016 - 06:54 AM

Welcome welcome welcome!

 

Looking forward to seeing more about your plans for TZ and Kenya!



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 04:16 AM

Welcome welcome welcome!

 

Looking forward to seeing more about your plans for TZ and Kenya!

 

 

Thanks! @armchair bushman



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Posted 09 July 2016 - 07:38 AM

@snuglbear13 I'm happy to see that you're already addicted to safari. I felt I was bored with all traveling until I went on first safari 9 years ago to South Africa. Since then I've not only become addicted to safari, I've even moved to Nairobi which I consider one of my favorite cities.I'd be happy to meet you and your husband if you pass through Nairobi.


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:39 PM

@optig I will definitely let you know. Thank you for such a generous offer!!



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 06:24 AM

welcome


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