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#1 Brisvegas

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:18 AM

Hi Mick and Allison from brisbane. Allison has been travelling to Africa for about 20 years doing truck safaris, working at kasanka (Zam) and even had a go at tobacco picking in Zim many years ago. We have through marriage of one of allisons rels a wonderful Kenyan family living in both rural and in Nairobi, hospitality as many know is second to none and allison is just done her 10th or so trip to spend time with them and myself 4 times.

 

I didnt get to fulfill my dream of travelling to africa till 2007 and 40 yrs of age, it was worth the wait, we did an Intrepid truck safari through the regular spots in Ken and Tanz and another in south africa/swaziland. We also volunteered at Kasanka for 6 weeks on this trip, with a few side trips to Bangwelu and stunning Mutinondo wilderness.

 

We returned in 2010 for almost 5 months, i spent 6 weeks volunteerng at an Orphanage in Kenya and we spent another 6 weeks volunteering at an amazing wildlife education project in Zambia called Chipembele which was an incredible experience living on the Luangwa river.  Safaris in South Luangwa, Kafue, Meru, ol petja, both Tsavo's and amboseli on that trip also.

 

Our last trip just back from was Tanz, to Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha, and then to Kenya with Ambo, and both Tsavo's. An incredible morning spent with the Tsavo Trust was the highlight of this journey(finished with a tiger safari on the way home).

 

Both keen amatuer photographers and i try and paint some of the wildlife when i get back home, bit long winded sorry.


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:25 AM

@Brisvegas Welcome aboard Safaritalk. Looks like you have some interesting Trip Reports to write :)

 

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 03:48 PM

@Brisvegas

Welcome to Safaritalk - we would love to see some of your photos and hear about your travels!



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:24 PM

Nice intro.  Welcome...


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 09:18 PM

Welcome - from a fellow Brisbanite!

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:00 PM

Welcome @Brisvegas - you must have many fascinating stories - would love to hear about your trips and experiences volunteering when you have time.  


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:00 PM

Welcome to Safaritalk, nice to have you along. Quite some adventures you've had.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:03 AM

Pleased to have you both here. Great stories there.

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:54 AM

welcome good to have you both  here

 

you both  have had some  great experiences 


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:49 PM

Welcome Brisvegas.  Along with written commentary and photos, there is a "Show us your Artwork" section.

 

http://safaritalk.ne...s-your-artwork/


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#11 Brisvegas

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:27 AM

Hi all thanks for the welcomes, i will check the artwork page out now so thanks for the link. I will post a few pics when i get a chance. Cheers Mick.







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