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#1 Elena Hanakova

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:45 PM

Hi, six years ago I discovered that my soul is in Africa. And since then I am every year there for a couple of weeks, sometimes twice a year. Need to check if my soul is still alive ;-)

I am happy to learn from you and to share my experience.

Elena


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 09:17 PM

@Elena Hanakova Welcome to SafariTalk! You are in good company here - most of us also feel our souls are in Africa  :)



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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:47 PM

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 04:25 AM

G'day & welcome...


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 09:35 AM

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 09:37 AM

Welcome to Safaritalk.

 

By the way, my sole really is in Africa. It fell off while walking in the Kalahari, and although our San guides tied it back on with grass well enough to get me to camp, that sole remains there to this day..

 

:) I'll get my coat.........


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Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 10:26 PM

Welcome Elena, to Safari Addicts Anonymous :)   (And I just realized the initials so not a plug for South African Airways :)  )    You are in good company, but I must ask, 6 years and anywhere from 6-12 safaris under your belt. Any favorite areas or camps or animals? Any place that just has touched your soul and you go back and back? What is the best thing about Safari for you? Ok- enough with the questions :)  WELCOME!!!!!!!


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 07:12 AM

welcome 

 

my body is usually  in Sydney, but my heart and soul is in the African bush 


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 15 August 2016 - 01:00 PM

@Elena Hanakova

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#10 Elena Hanakova

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 07:56 PM

Thank you, all, for the welcoming notes! I started with fly-in safaris and now doing only self-driving ;-) combining camping and lodges (sometimes I need to eat and take a shower ;-)

Favourite countries - Botswana. Places (it maybe sounds strange but) : Kalahari ! There is something special there. Maybe there is no time? 

Last year I discovered also Hwange, Zimbabwe. Going back this September. Actually I think, that I live when I am in Africa. All time in between I am earning money for living ;-)

So, the life starts for me in two weeks :-)

That is the energy you get watching animals that makes you addicted. And connection to wild, to bush, to eternity, to the present and the past, to All, to the existence itself. 

Sometimes I also take the snapshots of life but I don't consider it as the main reason to visit Africa. However, I even won a 5-days safari by Kwando. 

It is difficult to say what is my favourite animal... They all are special characters and I am always eager to know them better. 

I am happy to know you better as well and share my experience :-)


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 10:51 PM

You have come to the right place! 

 

Time to start packing if you leave in 2 weeks.

 

Welcome to safaritalk.


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:56 AM

Welcome from a fellow Austrian - Servus aus Innsbruck! Have a great safari in Hwange. :)







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