Central African Republic Wildlife Expedition!

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Sep 12th, 2012, 03:33 AM
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Central African Republic Wildlife Expedition!

When we arrived in Bangui international, we sooned found out that we were the ONLY tourists to arrive in a week! Seriously! But this country is home to some of Africa's most impressive an remaining wildlife. Take a look at this trip report and let me know what you think! Cheers,

Coke

http://www.cokesmithphototravel.com/...onal_Park.html
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Sep 12th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Now that's a Trip Report. Seriously impressed. You had some tough travel getting there but was it worth it. The picture of the "Golden Elephant" coming out of the forest at Dzanga is just stunning.
Fantastic photography. Your report is a keeper and I am saving it to savor slowly later.
Thanks for sharing. Again congratulations on making and recording this trip.
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Sep 12th, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed it!
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Sep 12th, 2012, 04:19 PM
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Your trip report is creating a buzz on Safaritalk.net. If you are not a member please join us there.

http://safaritalk.net/topic/9215-cen...tr/#entry74247
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Sep 14th, 2012, 12:04 AM
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This is the best trip report I´ve seen on this forum!! I been to Africa many times, but I really want to go CAR or Gabon to see the forest species. But it just seemed to be too many obstacles, (and I also have 2 kids aged 3 and 8). But after reading this report I am going to start saving up my penniesThanks...

Is your budget a secret or could you share some of it with the rest of us??
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Sep 14th, 2012, 03:44 PM
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Another one of your fabulous reports. Very admirable. Thanks.
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Sep 14th, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Thanks jesron and femi! Yes, travel with kids can be challenging but CAR if fine in my opinion. As for the budget - basically we spend a significan portion of our annual income on travel. What we don't save and eat, we use for our expeditions. We long ago dumped the mortgage lifestyle in the USA and moved overseas to teach at international schools, which was financially the smartest move ever. Teaching internationally (not English language - different story altogether...) provides better incomes and work conditions than you could ever get back in the states. So with little to know expenses, we get to save most of our income, and the rest is for travel!
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