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Sketches of Our Safari Year - 2016

#500elephants #ManaPools #Tswalu #Malawi #AfricanParks #Botswana #Zimbabwe #BPCT #Virunga #DRC

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#181 AKR1

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:43 PM

@Paolo, @Anita
May your 2017 safaris be as wonderful as last years.
Safari Njema.
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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:42 AM

@Paolo & @Anita

 

Marvellous final sets of pictures. Thank you for sharing them all.

 

Enjoy Zakouma!!


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:00 PM

For me it is always a pleasure and inspiration to see @Anitas pictures.
Thanks a lot!


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Safaris and Ketchup are similar, sometimes you shake the bottle of Ketchup and nothing comes out, you shake and shake and shake and all of a sudden everything pops out.
So donīt stop shaking the bottle, thereīs a lot inside.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

"We saw 6 different aardvarks (including one taking a power nap!) and 4 different pangolins during our stay. All our encounters were on foot."  I'm sure there was a time when you thought you could only write such a statement in your dreams.  What a feat!


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:55 PM

@AKR1 @Zim Girl @Wild Dogger

Thank you for your very kind comments.

@Paolo, @Anita
May your 2017 safaris be as wonderful as last years.


We hope so!
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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:59 PM

@Paolo & @Anita
 
 
Enjoy Zakouma!!


I am sure we will, and we really cannot wait.

It will be my third visit to Zakouma in the space of three years, but I am as excited as the first time (if not more)!
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:05 AM

More stunning photos - sort of sad it's come to an end but I'll certainly be returning to this thread to enjoy them again and then there are your travels in Zakouma to look forward to.

 

Many thanks to you both.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:46 AM

Have a good nap @Paolo

Loved the "warm Mana" and the doggies @Anita

Awesome year and a great thread. Very, very enjoyable and a bit amazing too ..,,, although I have to admit to significant envy (handled with grace I hope!!)
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Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 12:49 PM

More stunning photos - sort of sad it's come to an end but I'll certainly be returning to this thread to enjoy them again and then there are your travels in Zakouma to look forward to.
 
Many thanks to you both.


@Caracal

Many thanks again for your always nice and generous words.

Thank you too @pault - the nap was short and sweet :-)

Very glad that you both enjoyed this thread!
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:11 PM

Thanks everyone I cant say I love editing photos for a deadline which is what Paolo made me do a lot of times :-D but in retrospect glad for all those Saturdays and Sundays given up to go through the archives.

 

@pault Grace is your middle name, my friend. This report was really put together to keep a kind of memory bank for us- should we not be able to depend on Paolo's exceptional memory powers, atleast we have a back up ;-)

 

For both of us our safaris are very emotional and we give it all we can now because we know things can quickly change in the future! So no need to be envious- we have all got something, someone else wants! I would love your way of seeing things for example and finding the sunny side even in scrambled egg whites! :P


Edited by Anita, 28 March 2017 - 01:12 PM.

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Ask not what a park/an organization/a country can do for you; ask what you can do for them ;-)


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:34 PM

A wonderfully inspiring sequence. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your year with us.
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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."  -- Unknown 

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." -- Ursula K. Le Guin

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:20 AM

@Paolo@Anita Please enjoy Zakouma. It looks like I'll be making it there after all next year in February  with Douglas MacDonald. I'm sure that it won't be last visit. 



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 03:53 PM

Very happy this turned out much longer than you had planned to - magnificent pictures by Anita, and I hope you will treat us with even better stuff (if that is even possible) next year. To a mindblowingly wonderful 2017 for the both of you - I have a feeling it will be.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:40 PM

As a newcomer to Safaritalk I have been following this thread avidly for several weeks and just wanted to express my thanks to you both for sharing your wonderful experiences during 2016 with the wider 'safari' community.

Anita your images are of the highest quality and superbly reflect in detail your wonderful experiences and sightings.They give us all a standard to aim for. The narrative Paolo, would grace any professional publication. It is not only highly informative but also an absorbing read.

Your travels, certainly have encouraged me to consider to travel to areas outside my comfort zone, plans are well advanced to visit Zakouma in early 2018.

Look forward to your 2017 adventures and images. Thank you both again and have a very productive 2018, particularly look forward to an update on Chad. 

 

 


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

Really on the brink of departure, but the extremely nice and generous (even flattering, I might say!) words coming from @johnweir give me the chance to again thank everybody who took the time to follow and comment on our "sketches". Very much appreciated!
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