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Dec 8th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Hi all - by "bathroom" I mean _something_ within the tent - chemical toilet fine. Do not mean a luxurious bath in a tent, LOL. Although in Tanzania we did have flush toilets in the tents, along with the bucket shower, and that was great
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Dec 8th, 2010, 01:02 PM
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@ Gilles; you are right about the guides.

@ KensingtonGirl; good post! You are so right. If I look at the camp pics on that Capricorn website, I can see the metal structures to which the buckets showers are attached. That's a weird sight for me, in he bush.

But I must admit the tents are nicer and bigger than Ewan's. Actually, I wonder how they get these things down and back up every other day. Or do they hire their campsites for longer periods and then (hope to) fill them with one customer after the other?

Also, are these private safaris or do you get to share the camp with other people?

In general, I mostly like what I see on that Capricorn website. Certainly if I read the "About Us" page!

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J.
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Dec 8th, 2010, 01:04 PM
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Edit; ...except for the price. Wow, quite hefty, 500$+ pppn.
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Dec 8th, 2010, 02:53 PM
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@Pixelpower; The crew gets those tents up and down very quickly and the tents move with you on your travels. My husband couldn't believe he could actually stand up in a tent. There are two beds with nightstands and shelves for the clothes in the tent. They also have a dinning tent that goes up and down. We stayed a minimum of 2 nights at each location and sometimes 3. When we moved campsites, the truck with the tents took off for the new campsite while we took the longer way with game watching. When we arrived at night, the camp would be set up. There are no other groups at the campsite and we couldn't even see any other campers.

Capricorn seems to have group trips and also private ones both for individuals and other companies. We were actually on a private group trip, organized by Wilderness Travel - i.e. you could only book that itinerary/departure through WT.
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Dec 8th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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Thx for the info, KensingtonGirl.

It seems the way of working is idem as Masson's then.

Too bad (for me) the price is so high. I'd give them a try if it would be like 300$ pppn or so (my absolute limit, and I know even Masson is about that price range).

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Jan 28th, 2015, 09:09 AM
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Sorry, Michael. The OP is from 2010. But good info. Thanks for caring.
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