kenya Tanzania June 15 day what to wear??

Jun 25th, 2003, 12:06 PM
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Liz, I know what you mean. in Zimbabwe and Botswana we were in open-sided vehicles with nothing between us and the animals but thin air. In Zambia we were allowed out of the bus to photograph white rhino - the guide said he would warn us if the rhino looked like charging, but asked us not to all try to squeeze through the bus door at the same time!
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Jun 25th, 2003, 12:59 PM
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Ah, la difference is everything, white rhino, black rhino. If a black one, he'd have eaten the vehicle before you could get in, and then the real fun would have begun.

We used to dangle our feet, until someone suggested it might be foot.
Jun 26th, 2003, 10:10 PM
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bump - more good packing info
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Jun 28th, 2003, 09:39 AM
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I just want to make sure I get it right. Blue is not a good color; is that all shades of blue or just Navy and bright Blue? What about chambray?
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Jun 28th, 2003, 09:53 PM
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Dottie, I really don't know. The tsetse fly traps had bright blue plastic sheets, if that's any indication. As LizFrazier said in an earlier post, if you are warm blooded you will be bitten anyway. I don't really see any sense in buying a whole new wardrobe for a short trip to Africa, but if you stick to earth colors the insects will be less likely to home in on you.

Incidentally, in England, where I live, insects of all kinds are attracted to yellow and red - I suppose to them it means flowers. Not a problem in the city, but if you are on a picnic in the park the bugs will drive you crazy when you wear those colors. I guess that's a case against bright colors on safari.
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