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Can anyone identify the camp where this elephant encounter occured?

Can anyone identify the camp where this elephant encounter occured?

Jan 5th, 2008, 09:57 PM
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Can anyone identify the camp where this elephant encounter occured?

Can anyone identify the camp where this elephant encounter occured?

Is it Kikoti?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zKRyZIDbNA
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Jan 6th, 2008, 02:36 AM
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It looks like Tarangire Safari Lodge.
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Jan 6th, 2008, 04:10 AM
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It definitely >>IS<< Tarangire Safari Lodge!

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Jan 6th, 2008, 05:47 AM
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Definitely Tarangire Safari Lodge. Can tell from the all too close to one another tents.
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Jan 6th, 2008, 06:00 AM
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Thanks!
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Jan 6th, 2008, 07:46 AM
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JazzDrew,

Does this mean that you are checking out camps and planning another Africa trip now that you are done caucusing?
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Jan 6th, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Atravelynn,

Why yes, I did participate in my first caucus Thursday, and yes, I am planning another safari!

We had such a great experience in 2005 that I am talking with friends to join us for a return in 2009 or 2010.

I have been lurking around here for a few months since our friends indicated an interest in joining us on another vacation (we were with them in Switzerland and Germany last summer). I like to be a trip ahead in preparation (next summmer is a cruise to Rome, Turkey, Cryprus, Greece (Athens, Mykokos, Rhodes), and to see the pyradmids in Egypt). So techanically it will be 3 trips to Africa in 4 years with a couple of trips to Hawaii and a nice visit in French Polynessia thrown in. Phew...I am tired just thinking about all those hours in coach


Here are some pictures from our last safari, and some of the other trips:

http://www.pbase.com/jazzdrew/root


Anyway, our friends have never considered a safari before we "talked" them into it, so I need to keep it rather economical and fairly mainstream.

So far we are considering:

Tanzania in June/July 2009

Tarangire (Kikoti)
Ngorongoro (Serena or Sopa)
Serengeti (Central either Serena or Oldavai camp and Kirawira or Mbalgeti).

Any suggestions? I really to do a nice tent (we did Tortilis, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge and Kirawira last time), but need to really keep the budget much lower!

JAMBO
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Jan 6th, 2008, 10:38 AM
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Here are some pictures from our last safari

I recognize your guide, Salvatory. He's been along on a couple of our trips ... what a nice guy
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Jan 6th, 2008, 10:54 AM
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Yep, Tarangire Safari Lodge. Our tent was furthest to the right.
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Jan 6th, 2008, 11:57 AM
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I only guessed on the caucusing. You're one of the 6%!

Your choices look good. How nice you have convinced friends to join you.
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Jan 6th, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Bill - You are right...Salvatore was great. We could not have asked for a nicer, more professional guide. We already plan to request him again! Sanjay (Roy's Safari) was very patient with us last time as we planned our first safari. I imagine he assigned Salvatore to us as we may have seemed in need of a great guide We were lucky to have found Roy's and Salvatore for our first experience.

Atravelynn - Planning this safari may be a bit of a challenge for me, as we will likely be 3 families (with children ages 8 - 14) totaling 11 people! And we need to keep the price down. That is whay I am starting out early. And to make things a bit more complicated, none of the other families had even considerd a safari until a few weeks ago, and so I need to educate them. The moms are just as "protective and concerned" as my wife was when I first suggested taking the family to a "third world". So the learning curve for the other 2 families could be a challenge! I'm afraid that they still don't understand that you need to plan EARLY, especially to get 3 families to see the migration in the right camps. I'll keep you posted!



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