Ann's Adventures in Africa

Old Dec 29th, 2006, 01:25 PM
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Melanie, heres the tragic Tarangire leopard story:

http://www.arushatimes.co.tz/2005/39/front_page_3.htm

http://www.arushatimes.co.tz/2005/40/mailbag.htm

http://www.arushatimes.co.tz/2005/40/local_news_1.htm


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Old Dec 29th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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MelanieBW,

Have you given us any info about your trip? We are going to Tanzania with Sunny Safaris in a couple of months, and I would love to correspond with you about your experiences, and I'm sure the rest of the Fodorites would love to hear about your trip as well. If you are willing to discuss your trip with me off-board, please e-mail me at hguy47 at aol dot com. Thanks.
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Old Jan 1st, 2007, 06:44 PM
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Hi Melanie,
Thanks for the bird identifications. I have to admit I was kind of hoping someone would respond to my "who am I" titles, so I'm pleased it worked!

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip!
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Nyamera - thanks for the articles on the leopard killing - what a tradegy that the leopard had to die. I am not familiar with that lodge - we stayed at Tarangire Sopa which seemed to always have guards/askari around. I can't imagine why a six year old boy is walking alone when none of the lodges are enclosed in any way. What a sad thing for the parents, the lodges and the leopard.
hguy47 - I sent you an e-mail with a quick overview of our trip with Sunny - loved everything about the whole trip and the lodges etc. all exceeded our expectations. The box lunches do get a bit rough but we had learned from a post before we left that other people might really appreciate that food so we packed everything we were not going to eat and it was always handed out. We did not really care because we were eating so much great food at breakfast that we were rarely hungry for lunch and it made us enjoy the dinner more.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2007, 08:21 AM
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Ann..... can't tell you how much I am enjoying your travel adventures...the hints were so helpful to me because, as I mentioned, we are totally new at this. But, I am determined to "go for it." Not too sure "my honey of 43 years" is as excited as I am..... we hope to do the Ultimate Africa Trip . with OAT.... still not sure what month would be the best.... thanks again... we have been out of town so I haven't been able to read the entire thing...but, I will be soon..... I will definitely be back in touch....
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Old Jan 6th, 2007, 01:37 PM
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Hey Ann....

This is Nancy...(ChaChi) and I have one question. You mentioned that your roomate had taken the Ultimate African Safari and loved it.... would it be possible for me to get her/his email address? I would love to talk to someone that has done that trip....

thanks alot!!
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Old Jan 6th, 2007, 03:04 PM
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We are taking the same trip in June and would like to know if you encountered mosquitos in any of your hotel, lodge or tent sleeping areas
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Old Jan 7th, 2007, 07:08 PM
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bbm, we encountered some mosquitos, but actually there were fewer than I expected. The only time they were really annoying was when we arrived at the Amboseli Serena -- I think it just happened to be the exact time of day, at dusk. The lodges in mosquito areas all had mosquito netting around the beds, and I was never bothered by mosquitos when I slept. However, my travel was at the end of the dry season, so I probably was there at the time with the least mosquitos.

Nancy, I'll forward your email to my roommate, and ask her to reply.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 12:47 PM
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Ann.... this will show you how new I am with Fodors site... I wanted to ask Bo2642 a question but don't know how to get this to him/her. they said they were going to take the OAT Ultimate African Safari in September...as you know, we are planning to go in 2008 and I'm trying hard to do my homework since this is all new to us. could you tell me how to get this message to Bo2642?
thanks so much,
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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 04:34 PM
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ChaChi,

Welcome to the board! Being unfamiliar with Fodors is not why you can't figure out how to get ahold of Bo2642. You can't reach Bo because there is not a direct email. You could post a new message with Bo2624 in the title and hope s/he sees it and responds.

I copied and pasted something from the past on OAT. Since Phernska has included her email, you could contact her directly.

Author: phernska ([email protected])
Date: 07/16/2004, 10:54 pm
Hello Cherubuns....I am now a 50 year old solo traveler and your post caught my eye. In 2001 I went on the OAT Ultimate Africa trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe and had the time of my life. I am now planning a trip for 2005 and keep looking at the OAT trip you'll be going on this Fall. Would love to hear about it when you return. I'm considering a few other trips, but OAT's seems to be the most reasonably priced.


Here is a thread that discusses OAT.
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...4&tid=34828547

You can read about many Southern Africa trips on StefRs Index
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34772027
When you wish to post future questions, just start a new thread and keep all of your questions on that same thread.

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ChaChi,

Welcome to the board. Being unfamiliar with Fodors is not why you can't figure out how to get ahold of Bo2642. You can't reach Bo because there is not direct email. You could post a new message directed to Bo2624 and hope s/he sees it and responds.

I copied and pasted something from the past on OAT. Since Phernska has included her email, you could contact her directly.
Author: phernska ([email protected])
Date: 07/16/2004, 10:54 pm
Hello Cherubuns....I am now a 50 year old solo traveler and your post caught my eye. In 2001 I went on the OAT Ultimate Africa trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe and had the time of my life. I am now planning a trip for 2005 and keep looking at the OAT trip you'll be going on this Fall. Would love to hear about it when you return. I'm considering a few other trips, but OAT's seems to be the most reasonably priced.

Here is a thread that discusses OAT.
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...4&tid=34828547

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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 11:23 AM
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Hi Ann,

interested to hear that the Serengeti Serena was uncomfortably hot and sticky. We are planning to visit Tanzania in June. Do you know whether the time you went is the hot time of year or will the Serengeti Serena be a little hot and sticky all year round. Really enjoyed your trip report, very informative for first timers
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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 05:22 PM
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Hi Seleucus,

I believe that June will be a bit cooler (maybe about 10 degrees?), so being hot at night probably won't be such an issue for you. Since it's near the equator, there isn't a big difference between Summer and winter, but June is technically Winter. You might get a better answer from others who are more experienced than I am, who can tell you from experience how much cooler June is in Tanzania.

I'm sure you will have a great trip in any event.
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Old Jan 24th, 2007, 03:36 PM
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to avoid having to dry underwear (which, b/c of the humidity, didn't dry and nylon is "sticky") I bought disposable underwear. Wore and tossed for 11 days. What a great thing to have.
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Old Jan 24th, 2007, 06:18 PM
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heck, you coulda worn them for another 11 days. Just turn them inside out and put'em back on !!!!
regards - tom
ps - one pair for 11 days, and I thought I was doing good to get 5 days on each side!!!
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Kinda of reminds me, I went to my Doctor the other day and the nurse said she needed a urine and stool sample from me. So I took off and gave her my underwear.
regards - tom
ps -then I said "Doctor, watch my left arm, it hurts when I do that." He said, "Well, then don't do that".
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Old Jan 24th, 2007, 09:16 PM
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TTT

Let's get back to Ann's Adventure in Africa, zip up planes

So, Ann are you ready to do that Ultimate Africa trip now?

Have so enjoyed your trip report,as prev. mentioned Ann.

Cheers
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Old Jan 25th, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Hi Thembi,

So glad you enjoyed my trip report. I do have to admit that while I'm still awfully scared of small planes, at least I can now comprehend the idea of taking a trip that requires them. I'm not ready to go yet, but it could happen!

And the zipper really did look as if it was zipping the plane together!

I'm toying with Thailand for my next trip -- partially just because it's such a darn good value! It will be quite a while before I can save up enough to go to Africa again, but I'm sure I will at some point.
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Old Jan 25th, 2007, 12:38 PM
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Hi Ann, although we are going on a different OAT trip (Safari Serengeti)-I have read your full and facinating report and the interesting comments on this thread with great excitement. We leave TOMORROW!! I cannot believe it is finally here. I share your feelings of being a timid person, hence choosing a "safer" trip with OAT. However, people tell me, and I can surely tell you--you are totally brave. Africa is not an easy trip and one does have to overcome a certain amount of sanity to willingly put oneself so close to wild animals-especially on foot! You've given me more courage to just go and enjoy-thanks. Sue
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Hey Ann
Have a question for you. Please email me at [email protected] and I'll email you back.
Cheers!
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