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Hausfrau's Micato Stanley Wing (Kenya / Tanzania) Trip Report

Hausfrau's Micato Stanley Wing (Kenya / Tanzania) Trip Report

Jun 2nd, 2007, 07:55 AM
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Hey, Jessica, I'm back! Just checking to see if you had posted anymore.....
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 01:30 PM
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Welcome back Lynda! You've guilted me into it - I am finally back to work on my trip report. By the way, I got an email from Renny a couple of days ago and he told me that you were on his safari!

I know it has been a long time coming (at least I left you hanging in a lovely place - Ngorongoro!), but you can now view the next installment on my blog: Ngorongoro to Serengeti. I have posted a few photos directly onto the blog as I have not yet updated my Flickr site yet. Enjoy!
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 01:53 PM
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I am so glad, Hausfrau, that you're writing again; I was really a bit worried, and hoped you were OK - and just busy; I know too it is not an easy matter to put together an account that's as well written and illustrated as yours. I could just picture myself right there with you.
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 03:26 PM
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What a wonderful installment Jessica! I can just see Renny pointing out the homo sapiens! He ws so funny! We were all very disapointed that Dniel couldn't go into Tanzania with us (new regulations), but once we met Renny all was well!! He called us 'Lynda and Jungle Jim' - the name really stuck. We had Steven as a driver - he was incredible too - and our paths kept crossing with Rodgers. He remembered us from last year, even though we didn't have him as a driver, (we had Bernard), he was driving one of the other two Land Cruisers with us.

I just adored Renny though - I really miss the way he says 'no,no,no,no,no' when he is answering in the negative! I mentioned you, but for the life of me, I couldn't remember whether Ann was the other person who had him last year from this board, or someone else. But he sure remembered you and your group! (all J's, he said, in the family....)
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:16 AM
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jvnoledawg, thanks, glad you are enjoying it! You will have an awesome time on safari!

Jess, how sweet of you to be thinking of me. No worries, I have indeed been busy and it does take a lot of time to write these up. I'm just glad I took the time to take such good notes, otherwise I'd be lost!

Lynda, now I understand why we had two guides and you only had one last year. Renny did mention something about that. Yes, we were the four J's - it was pretty funny, but made it somewhat easier to remember us, I suppose! Renny is so funny - you probably heard that he spent several years in Japan, so we kept joking about his subtly Japanese mannerisms!
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 07:18 AM
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Jeez, I forgot to mention (hold onto your hats) that I've got another post up! Yes, that's 2 post in 2 days! Our day in the Serengeti was unforgettable (OK, EVERY day was, but this one was particularly so!).
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 11:57 AM
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And now my Serengeti photos are up on flickr:
www.flickr.com/photos/hausfrau

Only 5 more days to go!
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 12:40 PM
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I missed this before, don't know how! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 02:00 PM
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Tree climbing lions! Wow, I had forgot that they sometimes do that in the Serengeti - you were SO lucky!

That more than makes up for the leopards!

I too thought the food at the Sopa was good, but the service was slow. Pole, pole, you know - Africa time!
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 02:46 PM
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Thanks for continuing. The photos are quite impressive. Love all your bird shots, quite a great jackal-in-the-grass pic and the lions in the trees are gorgeous. Too many good ones to name them all.
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Jun 3rd, 2007, 08:36 PM
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Love, love, love the "elephants and palms" photo. Simply beautiful. So many others that are fantastic as well. January seems so far away. ::heavy sigh::

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Jun 5th, 2007, 03:33 AM
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Jessica, Good installments. What about the remaining days? Eric
 
Jun 6th, 2007, 03:15 AM
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hausfrau, keep it coming.
 
Jun 6th, 2007, 07:04 AM
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hey lynda - it wasn't me that had renny last year. we had kennedy and gus. both were great. ann
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Jun 18th, 2007, 12:16 PM
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Great pictures! What camera do you use? Baby hippo, lioness on tree, etc are really quite professional quality.

Looking to read your adventures in Kenya and beyond. Thank you.
 
Jun 18th, 2007, 11:48 PM
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Thanks everyone for the continued motivational support! I promise to get my report finished soon. In fact I am on a deadline because I leave on Friday to visit the U.K. for 2 weeks.

julianewman, I used a Canon EOS 400D (called the Rebel XTi in the U.S.) with an 18-55 mm lens and a Canon Ultrasonic 70-300 mm zoom.
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Jun 19th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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OK, I am back in action. Our very full day from the Serengeti to Masai Mara is now up on my blog!
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Jun 19th, 2007, 05:29 PM
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Nice job. I liked the shot of the serengeti goodbye from air. You use a very good camera.

Come on now, finish it up
 
Jun 20th, 2007, 09:43 AM
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Just wanted to thank you for another exceptional installment - both words and pictures. Better than a lot of professionals (although perhaps you are one, when you are not in the haus, Frau).
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Jun 20th, 2007, 11:00 AM
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very good installment and beautiful picture of mother and child. with the storm y'all had a real safari experience!

Tx.
 

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