Dereck and Beverly are coming to town ...

Oct 7th, 2007, 03:57 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,881
Dereck and Beverly are coming to town ...

this Wednesday, and since I think their cinematography and photography is exceptional I thought I'd go, until I saw the tickets are $94 - 330 per seat.

This is for a screening of "Relentless Enemies: Lions and Buffalo" plus a lecture.

Sure is expensive ... anyone out there in Fodor-land seen this and have an opinion on whether or not it was worth almost $200 for a couple, or should we wait for the DVD?

Bill
Bill_H is offline  
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:16 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,274
I'd wait, Bill. You are aware, from posts here, of the forthcoming increase in rates at their Zibalianja camp?

John
afrigalah is offline  
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:31 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,558
What town? I would love to see them in person.
CarlaM is offline  
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:40 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 14,440
I've seen Relentless Enemies and went to Duba Plains to see it in person. It was good, but not worth $200. But the added element of seeing/hearing the creators in person may be worth it.

If you occasionally spend $200 on an evening out, then I'd go. If not, then I'd save that money to get you back to Africa.
atravelynn is offline  
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:54 PM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,881
What town? I would love to see them in person.

Carla, it's part of a "National Geographic Live!" tour ... I just searched to see if they list dates for other cities and it looks like $94 is the price for tickets to four weekly presentations given by different NG contributors, and individual tickets for just the Jouberts' presentation are $26 (so thanks for having me look this up). The newspaper omitted this rather salient fact. $26 is more like it ...

http://phoenix.about.com/b/a/257588.htm

Bill
Bill_H is offline  
Oct 7th, 2007, 05:05 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,274
That would be worth it, Bill.

John
afrigalah is offline  
Oct 7th, 2007, 06:34 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 14,440
You could even go out to eat at that price.
atravelynn is offline  
Oct 7th, 2007, 06:42 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,528
Hi Bill,

If you do get to meet them, maybe you can ask them about the future plans for Selinda direct from them ......

Sounds like an interesting lecture, though .... in terms of the photography and the animals.

Cheers,
Hari
HariS is offline  
Oct 7th, 2007, 06:57 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,528
Bill,

The DVD is already out ...... it is definitely a great one for your library!

Hari
HariS is offline  
Oct 7th, 2007, 11:06 PM
  #10  
sniktawk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
It's nice to know they have found another way to make money, apart from destroying Selinda!
 
Oct 8th, 2007, 07:50 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 14,440
Sniktawk,
Can you elaborate? Or if you have already and I missed it, can you put in a link?

atravelynn is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 11:55 AM
  #12  
skimmer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I think Ken is referring to the upgrade of the camps and the accompanying high prices.

Unlucky for us, it's all over Northern Botswana (Linyanti explorations, Kwando, WS, ...) and I don't see it stoppin' very soon.

The best value for money (if wildlife is your priority while there) is actually a "private" mobile safari and I'll hope to prove this to you all next year.

I am a big fan of Dereck and Beverly when it comes to their documentaries and their opposition against hunting. What is happening at Selinda is a purely business decision and time will tell if their decision will be the right one.

 
Oct 8th, 2007, 06:09 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,528
Lynn,

You probably missed sniktawk's threads including his trip report during your travels ....... just click on his screenname should lead you to his trip report!

Hari
HariS is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 06:16 PM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,528
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=35045039

Lynn: that was his trip report from Botswana .... don't know if you hv seen it yet!
HariS is offline  
Oct 11th, 2007, 07:44 PM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,558
Bill, did you make it to the event? Too bad they are not coming to the LA area. If anyone hears anything please let me know.
CarlaM is offline  
Oct 12th, 2007, 05:36 AM
  #16  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,881
Bill, did you make it to the event?

No, we passed. I originally thought they were touring to promote a new book/film but it's an older film that's available on DVD and the book is at our library, so we skipped it.

Bill
Bill_H is offline  
Oct 12th, 2007, 04:45 PM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 14,440
Enjoy the DVD Bill. I saw you were posting about Alaska over on the US thread.

Hari, thanks for the link. I did indeed miss that whole report and conversation. I am so sorry you missed a pangolin. You'd think 3 vehicles would be allowed for that once in a lifetime vieiwng.
atravelynn is offline  
Oct 12th, 2007, 06:21 PM
  #18  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,528
Lynn,

I didn't even know about it until i was at camp ...... saw everyone's pictures (touching the pangolin) including the other guides.

Hari
HariS is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:43 PM.