Dennis is leaving for Africa

Old Sep 13th, 2007, 03:07 PM
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Dennis is leaving for Africa

And I'm jealous. Have a safe trip and remember us upon your return.
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 03:20 PM
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I'm jealous too. Have a great trip, as you always seem to. What's the itinerary?
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 03:31 PM
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Is this the Honolulu -> HK -> Dubai -> Africa trip?

Sounds like a great itinerary. Have a great time!
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 03:34 PM
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Aloha, Dennis, have a good one!
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 05:08 PM
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Aloha! Have a wonderful time and bring back lots of funny stories!
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 05:22 PM
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Have a great trip, Dennis! Take it easy on the G&Ts and stay out of Angola!
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 05:44 PM
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Have a wonderful trip. >- Drink one, or many for me. When are you leaving?

Gosh, what will the lounge do without you?
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 05:55 PM
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Have a marvelous time Dennis!
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 06:49 PM
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Thanks all! Leaving next Wednesday from Hilo. 58 hours later I'll be in Johannesburg then off to Kruger for 8 nights, 3 nights at Mala Mala, 1 night in Dubai and 2 in Hong Kong. Totally different trip with the self-drive, going to miss the guides, hosts, food and sundowner snacks and trying to remember how to tell the difference between a charge and a mock charge and how to drive on the "wrong" side of the road. Oh well, too late now, hopefully it will be fun and as rewarding as the previous trips and hope the Kruger packs haven't joined the Caprivi packs in Angola.
P.S. I have mastered the art of G & T's!
Aloha!
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 07:03 PM
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What? Your not going to Angola? But Dennis.....

I'm SO JEALOUS! Have a great trip!
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 07:45 PM
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Hi Dennis

how do you devide your 8 days among Kruger's different camps?
(or you'll decide there 'on the spot'?)

best wishes for the rarest of sightings

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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 07:47 PM
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oops... d<b>i</b>vide
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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 08:13 PM
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aby~it's recommended to book Kruger camps 1 year in advance. I didn't do that and it's a school holiday the first few days, so had to take what they had. Staying a total of 8 nights split between 5 camps. Starting in the south then up north and working our way back south, ending close to Mala Mala. The first two camps are 1 night each, the other 3 are for 2 nights each.
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 12:07 AM
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r u going up north as far as Punda Maria?
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 03:31 AM
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He's off again.

Can't help but be jealous, jealous.

... and as others, sure hope the game haven't all &quot;gone to Angola&quot;

Happy travels!


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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 05:40 AM
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Dennis, its very easy to drive on the &quot;wrong&quot; side of the road, especially in Kruger. But, the trick that I was told, and which has helped, is to always remember that the driver should be sitting in the center of the road, with the passenger on the shoulder-side.

What are you doing about food/drinks for the eight days -- are you stocking up at a supermarket before entering the park or relying on the shops within the park (which have a more limited selection). In either event, you need not deprive yourself of sundowners -- you can always mix cocktails and stop near the end of the day.

There's something very nice about barbequing at the end of the day, while enjoying a South African wine.

Have a great trip.

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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 05:46 AM
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Dennis

What are your MM dates, it's very possible we will cross. Mine are 24-26 at Main Camp.

Hope to see you.

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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 06:56 AM
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Dennis,

Here's wishing u a great safari!!!

Rgds,
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 07:57 AM
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Safe and happy travels, Dennis.
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 08:08 AM
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aby~not that far north. Starting at Pretoriuskop, to Orpen, to Shingwedzi, down to Letaba and then Satara.
Michael~yes, we will stop in Hazyview and stock up on supplies. Will do some bar-b-q'ing and eat at the restaurants. Orpen is the only one without a restaraunt, so for sure will do a braai there. I've driven on the &quot;wrong&quot; side in Rarotonga and New Zealand, but never with an elephant in pursuit!
Matt~will miss you by 5 days. We go to Mala Mala on October 1.
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