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From Termites to Elephants: Around Botswana, Finale at Vic Falls

From Termites to Elephants: Around Botswana, Finale at Vic Falls

Jul 12th, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Thank you, Amy. I've enjoyed each installment of your report. You've included lots of interesting info. We're always planning our next African safari -- #4 for my husband, #6 for me!
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Jul 12th, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Amy,
I was in Botswana around the same time as you were, but in different camps, which were also fantastic-Duma Tau; Vumbura Plains & Little Mombo. I have not written a report yet, but do intend to. I did not take as many notes as you and others have, unfortunately. Loved to hear what you said about the camps you visited. I plan to go again in three or four years, and from your reports I think I will definitely try Kwetsani and may even ask for your guide!
Loved your photos too-what a pleasure to read about and see your trip. Thank you!

Debbie,
I agree with Amy about the road transfer. Not to say it was a classy experience-it was a bit unexpected and parts of it were surprising-but it was the only time we were among the people of the two countries, by ourselves, not spoiled with posh trappings. We saw the people waiting for the boats, their dress and poverty in a way that we had been shielded from on our posh safari trips. We passed many homes some schools, interesting signs, a man guiding his cows across a highway, people walking home from work or a few lucky ones riding a bike along the road, as many do not own cars. We passed villages where a chief lived with his various wives in their various structures. It was all very enlightening, and although at the beginning I was somewhat apprehensive about what we were getting into, I knew the AAC set it up, so it must be ok, and it was definitely an adventure I would not have wanted to skip.
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Jul 13th, 2009, 05:28 PM
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Great family photos--yours and the meerkats. Nice ostrich outing. Looks like one of the males was trying to get the ladies' attention.

Next up Vic Falls where I know you saw at least one zebra from the album cover.
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Jul 14th, 2009, 05:42 AM
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I forgot to write up in the report that there were Zebras all around on the grounds of the Zambezi Sun, and the last morning as I went to breakfast armed with my camera, there were several just outside our building.

I was able to get up very very close to them and take some pictures. The lighting wasn't the greatest, but the proximity was perfect... They were the last animals I saw in Africa... till I return...

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Jul 14th, 2009, 06:38 AM
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Thanks Amy and Karn for your experience with the road transfers. That's what we'll do next May on safari.
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Mar 4th, 2010, 05:44 PM
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Hi! We are just beginning to plan a trip to Africa and your report is very helpful. Could you possibly give me any idea of cost- I hate to be nosy and ignore this if you think it is rude.
Thanks,Shaynak
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