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Private or group safari - your preference.


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  1. Private (53 votes [85.48%])

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#41 A&M

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

Kittycat,I am off to Xakanaxa and 3rd bridge for two weeks in Dec.Autumn is a good time to go.We could closer to the time put our heads together and do a plan of action.maybe a few more ST members would like to join us.Come on GW pack your bags so long. :P

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Sounds great! :D
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

Xakanaxa was quite crowded when we were there. But that was in winter time.
Me, I will only be able to join up in 2013. No more vacation days this year :-(

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

No J ,we are also only talking about 2013.this next trip is MY holiday,sleep late,no worries about who does what, and who snores too loud :lol: :lol: or who talks in their sleep.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

Jochen snores? Or was it an elephant farting?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

It was Jochen snoring,and then he blames his poor wife and the friends in the next door tent. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

LOL!
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

It was Jochen snoring,and then he blames his poor wife and the friends in the next door tent. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


I plead guilty your honor.

But there are extenuating circumstances; André poured 2 bottles of wine into me that evening.
As I was completely in his power (it was his vehicle), I could not object.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

Yeh right J.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

Okay, having slept over this one, count me in too! I will need to figure out a way to add on the Selinda Canoe Trail before or after the group trip (or perhaps convince you lot to sign up for that too!), but this sounds more alluring than my own plan posted yesterday :)

How 'participatory' are you imagining this to be, Andre?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:38 AM

Hi Sangeeta,very, as a matter of fact ,as I would love nothing more than to help other ST members do what I (we) love best, at the best possile price.

You do realise we all have to pitch our own tents and chip in with cooking etc :P ,but I do have a helper ( KG ) is his name. who helps as well ,he does the dishes ,fire, cleans around the camp,makes sure rubbish is burnt or discarded .

I would suggest that,depends on how many of us there are ,we hire an extra 4x4 or two from Brenda at Maun self drive,this way ST members can fly direct to Maun ,I will be there to meet you all ,and then proceed from there.It is a long and painfull drive from JHB to Maun,roughly 1400km.

If Jochin joins us, he would need his own 4x4 :D :D .We ,Jochin and I have permission from the warden at Poha gate Chobe, to camp at a few pvt camp sites they have in and around Nogaatsha area and other areas,these are not open to the general public.So closer to the time or when ever you want,we could work out a route that all those that want to participate can dicuss here on ST and see if we can come up with a route we can all relate to.

Sure you could get one or more ST members to join you on the canoe trip.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

I would imagine then that given we will need to set up camps etc that spending seveal nights in just a few camps would be a good idea to maximise the time we can spend on the game viewing. But this is straying away from the subject of this topic so I'd suggest we start a separate thread on this. :)
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

Yes, Andre, do please start up a new topic for this adventure: sure Dikdik will join in when he gets chance.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

Okay will do,sorry we got a bit carried away.

I think I scared dikdik away. :P

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

No, Jochen's snoring did that...
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

I think he's off in the congo somewhere..
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Thanks Kittykat ,will start new thread,hopefully he will pick it up. :D

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

I think I scared dikdik away. :P


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

Just has to be private for me. Private and self drive. The time I am able to spend in the African bush is limited and precious. It may sound selfish, but I want to do what I choose all the time.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

Private for the same reasons @Whyone? outlines. No self drive though.


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