Leaving for Kenya and Tanzania in 4 days

Sep 4th, 2006, 05:53 PM
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Leaving for Kenya and Tanzania in 4 days

It has been a long wait for me. Having logged 5 previous safaris to various places in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, I had to wait 9 years for this 6th one (marriage, kids, job, etc.). My itinerary is as follows:

- 3 nights at Campi ya Kanzi (Kuku Ranch)
- 2 nights at Elsa's Kopje (Meru National Park)
- 2 nights at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
- 3 nights at Kirawira Camp (Serengeti)
- 3 nights at Mhuba Camp (Ugalla Game Reserve)

But for Ngorongoro, I have not been to any of these places (in East Africa, I have been to Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo West and East, Samburu, Nakuru, Lewa Downs, Shimba Hills, Baringo, and Tarangire). Since I have been to many popular places, this itinerary is a bit offbeat. I am really looking forward to Ugalla, which is technically a hunting concession (I do not hunt), but we are visiting under a special arrangement. It is supposed to be a cross between Ruaha, Katavi, and the Okavango Delta -- lots of wild game including huge sables and roans.

I will surely report back.
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Sep 5th, 2006, 06:33 AM
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Dude:

Have a good trip. Hope you can report to us.
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Sep 5th, 2006, 06:43 AM
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Have a great trip, I am looking forward to reading all about it in your trip report when you come back!
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Sep 5th, 2006, 07:31 AM
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Safaridude,
Sounds like an interesting trip. Is it possible to see chimps in Ugalla?
Safari njema!
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Sep 5th, 2006, 08:19 AM
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I think there are some chimps on the very western edge of the greater Ugalla complex, but there aren't any in the concession itself. On the other hand, there are frequent wild dog sightings... lots of impalas, kudus, Lichtenstein's hartebeests and topis --and a relatively low population of lions and hyenas make it a good habitat for the dogs.
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Sep 5th, 2006, 11:16 AM
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Very interesting trip! Have a great time and looking forward to your report when you return.
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Sep 5th, 2006, 12:32 PM
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Have a wonderful time and looking forward to your experiences in these unusual places.
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Sep 5th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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Have a great trip--it will be interesting to read about Ugalla.
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Sep 6th, 2006, 05:32 AM
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safe trip and dont forget to send us a report after your safari.
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Sep 6th, 2006, 06:11 AM
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This does look intriguing! Please do let us know how it went. Hope they won't be hunting while you're there.... ;-)
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Sep 6th, 2006, 06:19 AM
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Have a wonderful adventure and tell us all about it when you return!

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