2010 Safari Roster

Nov 2nd, 2009, 09:36 AM
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2010 Safari Roster

Here you go Elizabeth!

I'll start it off. Mid-June back to Kenya. Ithumba booked. Leely is joining us for that part. Don't know what we're doing afterwards yet!

C'mon, Dennis!
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Thanks Patty! Hope you have a great time!

Mid January - Tanzania (Crater/Serengeti) with Nomad Tanzania - flying in and out of Nairobi. Just now considering adding back the Rwanda portion that I took out due to cost. Nothing financially has changed on my end but it seems the right thing to do!
February - 3 weeks in a rental house in Simons Town south of Capetown - day trips in the area and overnight trips in the general area
Late February/early March - 3 week self drive in Namibia, ending up in Botswana and at Vic Falls

Very excited!
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 12:33 PM
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January - 4 nights Mala Mala Main Camp, 5 nights Rattrays - aiming for 200 birds...and the odd Leopard or two.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 01:55 PM
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6 nights at Serian, Masai Mara in January ... main camp plus their mobile camp in the Mara reserve.

Wish I had a trip as long as Elizabeths! Wow.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 03:30 PM
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I'M NOT GOING AND NOT HAPPY! Seriously depressed might even slit my wrists. Hope you all have a great time.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 03:53 PM
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Tragically, looks like no 2010 safari for us. But I'm excited for you guys!
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Botswana (3 camps, 9 nights), Vic Falls (2 nights) and Zimbabwe (2 camps, 7 nights) - booked and ready to go.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 04:15 PM
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oop - late August through early September 2010
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 04:58 PM
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Dry season Kenya.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Thanks Patty for starting the thread!

I'm moving this one over from the 2009 roster as it is for May 2010: (even though it is not me going - darn!)



Old_dude on Sep 23, 09 at 10:21am
May 2010 it is, Thank you to LyndaS and the wonderful posts by all the others that helped us decide. Daniel at DK Grand is doing the trip for us.
Here is the itinerary (abreviated)
May 18, 19 Giraffe Cntr., Sheldrick -Norfork Hotel, Nairobi
May 20 Day trip to Lake Nakuru
May 21, 22 Drive to Amboseli -Amboseli Serena
May 23 Fly to Samburu- Samburu Larsen's Tented Camp
May 24 Samburu
May 25 Fly to Masai Mara- Bateleur Tented Camp
May 26 Masai Mara
May 27 Fly to Serengeti -Serengeti Serena Lodge
May 28 Serengeti
May 29 Drive to Ngorongoro- Ngorongoro Sopa
May 30 Ngorongoro
May 31 Drive Lake Manyara- Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
June 1 Depart Nairobi- STL
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:33 PM
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June to NBO then off to Rwanda for gorilla and golden monkey trekking.
Then to Ithumba in Tsavo with Patty, Mark and ??? Ithumba's self-catering so I'm looking forward to lots of oatmeal, candy bars, avocados and wine.
Then who knows, have several days in Kenya before returning home. I'm confronting a little bit of "how to get there from here" but, hey, it's East Africa, right? Hakuna matata.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Forgot to mention that I'm spending a day with Kennedy when I'm in Nairobi thanks to all the superlative recommendations here. Really looking forward to meeting him.
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Nov 2nd, 2009, 07:47 PM
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March-
3 nights Jo/berg
3 nights Pafuri
8 Day self drive in Kruger NP
1 night Flat Dogs, South Luangwa NP
2 night with friends in the valley
8 nights Africa Geographic & African Wild Dog Conservation Society 'Wild Dog Week' paticipating in field research.
Only 115 days to go! Yippee
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Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:25 AM
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October -
Our first safari
1 night Johannesburg
3 nights Botswana - Mashatu Main Camp
3 nights S.Africa - Pafuri Camp
5 nights S. Africa - King's Camp
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Nov 3rd, 2009, 04:29 AM
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6 nights Grumeti early Feb 2010 followed by a couple of nights in Samburu and Massai Mara.

May 2010 2 weeks South Africa - one week Londolozi and one week splitted between Mateya/Madikwe and King's/Timbavati.

Oct 2010 - India again for 2 weeks.

SV
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Nov 3rd, 2009, 06:23 AM
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Sv, I've always wanted to see Grumeti, cant wait to hear about it.

For me- planning on Sept. 2010 - waiting for JW (Laughoutlowd) to send my quote

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Nov 3rd, 2009, 09:54 AM
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Hey, Twaffle, you'll really enjoy your time with Kennedy! Say "Hi" for me.

Botswana in September 2010! I'm booking with some friends (including perhaps some fellow Fodorites) through Predator Biologist (The Wild Source).

3 nights - Xaxanaxa Fly Camp
3 nights - Mapula Camp
3 nights - Savuti Fly Camp
2 nights - Ichobezi River Boat (Chobe)

The fly camps are coordinated by Footsteps in Africa and look to be an interesting alternative. I've been to WS and Kwando camps and enjoyed them, but the fly camps seem to be an option somewhere between these camps and mobile camps. They are set up and run by local guides and you fly between them.
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Nov 3rd, 2009, 10:15 AM
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Looking forward to reading about this trip, ShayTay! Sounds very interesting.

twaffle, say Hi to Kennedy for me too. I plan to get in touch with him once I determine which days I'll actually be in Nairobi.
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Nov 4th, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Are you booking your safari with Kennedy or just the Nairobi day tour? You know that Kennedy is a tour operator, well connected and will give you a most competitive price on your entire safari. In case you didn't know!
I've booked entire group safaris through Kennedy and he's never disappointed me. He's awesome!
My two cents worth,
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Nov 4th, 2009, 06:20 PM
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Aug-Sept: Southern Tanzania.
I'll post possible itineraries on a separate post as requested by Atravelynn, but looks like:
Selous, Katavi, Ruaha (3 or 4 nights each)parks, followed by Vamizi island resort in Mozambique so my newly re-certified diver husband can dive.
Stoked!
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