How many times have you been to Africa?

Jul 26th, 2007, 02:17 PM
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How many times have you been to Africa?

As there are many well travelled people on this forum it would be interesting to know

1. When was your first trip to Africa
2. How many times have you been back since that first trip. and over what period of time.






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Jul 26th, 2007, 04:18 PM
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1. 1999, South Africa, 10 days
2. 2000, South Africa, 10 days
3. 2001, South Africa, 12 days
4. 2003, Botswana mostly, 1 month
5. 2007, South Africa/Botswana, 1 month

with trips to other places in the non-Africa years

nancy
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Jul 26th, 2007, 04:23 PM
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September/ October 2005, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. (28 days)

Junly 2007, South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. (37 days)

November/December 2007 16 days (Zimbabwe)

Hope to move there in the next 2-7 years (Zimbabwe) depending on my retirement date/options.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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I have been fortunate to travel to Africa every year since 2001. Funny to think back on my first trip to South Africa and the fears I had to overcome, even though staying at nice game lodges. After my first trip, I was absolutely hooked and had to up the ante by adding Horseback Safari in Botswana to my life list. Wanting more Africa, this year's trip was Horseback Safari in Tanzania. Next up, a gorilla trek in Rwanda. There is so much to see on this wondrous continent.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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1998 - Kenya
2000 - Botswana, Zimbabwe
2001 - South Africa
2002 - Egypt
2003 - Zambia
2004 - Tanzania
2005 - Tanzania (and Nairobi)
2006 - Botswana, Vic Falls (Zim) and South Africa
2007 - Tanzania (and Nairobi)

I've also been to Italy and Costa Rica within these years, but Africa always calls me back! Now, I'm trying to decide where I'll go next. I'm looking at leading a "Focus on Planet Earth" safari for David Anderson next year. It's for photographers who would use their photos to raise awareness of the impact that we are having on our planet. The mission statement for this project is at:

www.focusonplanetearth.org
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Jul 26th, 2007, 05:21 PM
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November 2006 to Tanzania.
The beginning of many to come. I am hooked.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 06:17 PM
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Eleven times.

beginning with Kenya in 1986 since then Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia & Sth Africa between 1993 - 2005.

Geoff.

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Jul 26th, 2007, 07:00 PM
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3 times
1. October 2005 to Zambia 11 nights
2. March 2006 to Zambia 11 nights
3. September 2006 to Caprivi Strip in Namibia, Hwange in Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls 11 nights
4. (54 days to go) to Kruger and Mala Mala in South Africa 12 nights + stopover in Dubai and Hong Kong
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Jul 26th, 2007, 07:45 PM
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August 1994 -- Morocco
August 1997 -- Egypt
August 1998 -- Egypt
August 1999 -- Kenya and Tanzania
May 2000 -- South Africa
November 2000 -- Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Togo and Ghana
May 2001 -- Egypt (one day stopover on way back from Saudi Arabia)
August 2001 -- Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi
August 2002 -- Swaziland, Mozambique and Namibia
August 2003 -- Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya
May 2005 -- Madagascar
December 2005 -- Tunisia
July 2006 -- South Africa and Lesotho

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Jul 26th, 2007, 07:54 PM
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Twice, but it will be three in January...

Mauritius in Sept. 2004 for honeymoon
South Africa in January 2005
Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda in January 2007
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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:13 PM
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Three times and still counting-

2003 - South Africa and Namibia
2006 - Kenya and Tanzania incl Zanzibar
2007 - Kenya and Tanzania
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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:44 PM
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once...so far

1993 - Somalia/Kenya (military deployment with 4-day R&R to Mombasa)

First safari coming up in Jan 08 - Kenya/Tanzania

Two future trips in early planning stages.
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Jul 27th, 2007, 12:18 AM
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2004 - S Africa, 17 days
2005 - Namibia, 15 days
2005/6 - Egypt, 9 days
2006 - Botswana, 16 days
2007 - Morocco, 4 days
2007 - Zambia, 14 days
2007 (Sep/Oct) - S Africa, Botswana, 11 days

Well and truly addicted ;-)
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Jul 27th, 2007, 03:27 AM
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First trip in 2000, then 2 more and then decided to live there. Stayed for 3 years near Durban. Big mistake. Traveling as a beloved tourist quite different than as a hated resident. Made a lot of good friends and plan to return in Feb 2008 for a dive trip!

Kim
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Jul 27th, 2007, 03:40 AM
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If I was born in Africa and live here does it count?
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Jul 27th, 2007, 03:53 AM
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My first camp was Mala Mala in 1974. Since then 64 camps in total, in
Botswana
Kenya
Namibia
Mozambique
South Africa
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
I shall be back in Botswana in October to Zibalianja, Jack's, Mombo and Nxamaseri.
I usually go for 2-3 weeks, and sometimes twice a year.

Yes, I'm another addict.
Jan
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Jul 27th, 2007, 04:13 AM
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'96 - Kenya (16/days)
'98 - Kenya/Tanzania/Seychelles (21/days)
'00 - Egypt w/Jordan (14/days)
'01 - South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana (17/days)
'03 - Kenya/Tanzania (6/days)
'04 - Kenya/Tanzania (6/days)
'05 - Tanzania/Kenya (16/days)
'06 - Tanzania/Kenya (14/days)
'07 - Tanzania/Kenya (19/days)

Try to get in two trips a year, but schedule doesn't allow... boo-hoo-hoo!

- other destinations inbetween, including Australia (16), Provence (14), Thailand/Cambodia/Myanmar (18)... and I'm sure others that mind can't recall right now.
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Jul 27th, 2007, 04:36 AM
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From the replies so far, it appears that Africa has the ability to get under everyones skin! And to think people initially think going will be a once in a lifetime trip;-)

We are novices , having been on our first safari to South Afria and Botswana October last year, which included a night in Zambia at the falls and a few night in Mauritius at the end. On day two of the safari we were already thinking, why didn't we do this before and when can we do it again.

The second trip was booked for February this year,Southern tanzania. This had to be cancelled, and we resheduled for June/ July, for Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Before we had even been on the trip , we had already booked our next one, Kenya in late September / early October.



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Jul 27th, 2007, 04:51 AM
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Jan., 1998 - Kenya & Tanzania
August, 1999 - Tanzania
Oct, 2001 - Tanzania
Feb., 2002 - Algeria
Nov, 2002 - Tanzania
March, 2003 - Kenya
May 2003 - Egypt
Nov., 2003 Tanzania
March 2004 Kenya
July 2004 - Tanzania
Feb, 2005 Seychelles
Nov., 2005 Tanzania
March 2006 - Morocco

With all those trips, I have been on only one 3-day safari. I really did not enjoy the experience, and will probably not do another one. There is more to Africa than safari.

Different strokes for different folks...
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Jul 27th, 2007, 04:58 AM
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March 2005 - Kenya
February 2006 - Uganda
October - November 2006 - Ethiopia & Egypt
May 2007 - Benin & Togo
Hopefully summer of 2008 will be fifth trip!
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