Colors and Clothes on Safari?

Old Apr 16th, 2007, 02:19 AM
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What an absolute hoot this thread has been - sounds like you are all going on the set of Daktari in your Khaki's for a TV show. Wear whatever you are comfortable in whether it be red, green, bright yellow or polka dots. The animals nor the locals will care, in fact the locals laugh at all the tourists who get dressed up in the Khaki Gear. Just remember to have fun - the experience will be fabulous irrespective of what you wear.
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Old Apr 16th, 2007, 08:57 AM
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I haven't thought of Daktari in years!
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Old Apr 16th, 2007, 10:25 AM
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Leely,
I'm firmly with you in the cotton, no vest camp too (or as Mark calls it, the synthetic denial stage). But kudu and oryx? C'mon, don't you know that's <i>so</i> last season?
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Old Apr 16th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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Patty, really?!? I'm firing my personal safari shopper.

What's Daktari? Is it like a daiquiri?
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Old Apr 16th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Patty is so right, I thought everyone knew that wildebeest is the new oryx!
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Old Apr 16th, 2007, 11:14 AM
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Maybe I should just order a Daktari the next time I step up to the bar and see what happens. Daktari was a show about vets in Africa when I was a kid.
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Old Apr 16th, 2007, 12:02 PM
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Clarence the crossed-eyed Lion!!!!
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Old Apr 16th, 2007, 12:52 PM
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Awhile back I tried to find Daktari on DVD or VHS. Couldn't find anything so I guess it will have to remain a memory!
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Old Apr 16th, 2007, 08:15 PM
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In my home country in the translated version of Daktari the name of the chimp was Cheeta (don't know the original name). That is still causing some confusion when my countrymen are on safari and the guide suddenly says: Look, there's a cheetah...
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Old Apr 17th, 2007, 07:12 AM
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Just my 2 cents worth after just returning from safari. we bought safari colored clothes. At the 2nd camp we went to, we were the only people in the camp, except for a couple who worked in a sister camp (one was a ranger). they showed up for one drive in jeans and navy tee shirts. so much for suggestions. the one true suggestion i would make, is bring quick dry, micro fiber pants. they will get wet at some point and the quicker they dry the better.
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Old Apr 18th, 2007, 03:06 AM
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Will camps wash oryx smalls?
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Old Apr 18th, 2007, 11:07 AM
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I just found this on the website of a Kenyan air charter company...

Would you recognize this guy in his safari outfit?
www.als.co.ke/images/bill.gif

The caption says: Mr. Bill Gates - Founder &amp; Chairman of Microsoft with our chief Pilot Col. Paul Denge.
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Old Apr 18th, 2007, 03:37 PM
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Daktari was a TV programme on when I was a kid about vets in one of the parks - all the actors wore these Khaki coloured clothes - as a kid I loved the show and hence my love for Africa. Unless you go on a guided walk there will be no opportunity to scare the animals with your colour of clothes that you have on. You will be safely tucked up in the vehicle either airconditioned or no sides. Personally the open sided ones are more fun - the thought of being in a air conditioned vehicle out in a game park would be most unrealistic and not gaining the true experience of being in the bush. If anyone gets the chance go for one of the morning walks they usually leave about 4.30am it has been the highlight of our trips.
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Old Apr 18th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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Oryx smalls

Before I laugh too hard, I should check the LL Bean catalog. Could be a new item for Sprint.
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Old Apr 18th, 2007, 04:35 PM
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Spring, not Sprint.
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Old Jun 13th, 2007, 01:50 PM
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Ok, I'm not that fond of the squatting idea----how long are these game drives??? Surely I can potentially make it through the whole drive without needing a bush break???
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Old Jun 13th, 2007, 03:16 PM
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The drives can go from about 3 hours to all day if you bring a boxed lunch. The drives are bumpy so it be can uncomfortable &quot;holding it.&quot; You can clear out everyone from behind the vehicle hang onto the back bumper for stability as you squat, if you choose.
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Old Jun 13th, 2007, 09:48 PM
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I plan to bring along a device I use while mt climbing - an extender thingy so I can pee standing up or in a bottle. Even though I plan to ride in (open) jeeps I wear my boots so I am always prepared to walk a long distance due to unexpected service failures. I will wear the standard issue light clothing in respect for my jeep mates and so as not to attract bugs or be a distraction to others (including wildlife. I believe the bit about animals and insects only seeing black &amp; white; given most of the landscape is light I suspect we all stick out like dark objects and easy to spot. I will minimize my impact and save my pretty colored negligee for my husband back at the tent. Zimbabwe/Botswana/SA 9-1-07
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Old Aug 12th, 2007, 08:59 PM
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A bush potty tip for women only:

Last February, I and 4 other women, &quot;indulged&quot; in our first communal pee-in on a terraced farm field in Bhutan. We were unprepared for the pit stop and none of us had the appropriate bush toilet items. You might say we were caught with our pants down. A couple of the women shared a kleenex, a couple of us valiantly tried to shake and drip dry and one woman smugly shared a tip. She wears Light Days, thin sanitary pads. They absorb the wee little drips and protect your undies. Just throw them out when you get back to your lodgings. I'm bringing a pack on safari.

P.S. I hope it rained before the crop was harvested,
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Old Aug 13th, 2007, 07:49 AM
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Arkay, your post brings to mind something I have wondered about - what is done with the trash generated by the camps? is it packed out? I bet there is a lot produced...
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