Less than 30 days then off to Kenya/Tanzania

Old Jul 17th, 2008, 03:15 PM
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Less than 30 days then off to Kenya/Tanzania

Well after 18 months of research, planning, and lots of reading, its almost here. I’m off for an adventure of a lifetime in less than 30 days. I leave Orlando on August 15th for a 3 week experience in Kenya and Tanzania. I want to thank everyone on the Fodor’s board for providing tips, recommendations, and suggestions – all of which helped me prepare for this adventure.

Itinerary is as follows:

August 15th – Depart Orlando
August 16th – Arrive Nairobi
August 17th – Nairobi activities with Kennedy from Waymark Safaris
August 18th – Depart for Masai Mara – Serian Camp (4 nights)
August 22nd – Transfer to Rekero (3 nights)
August 25th – Travel to Tarangire – Oliver’s Camp(3 nights)
August 28th – Travel to Ngorongoro – Sopa Lodge (2 nights)
August 30th – Move to Lake Manyara – Kirurumu (1 night)
August 31st – Travel to Ruaha – Mwagusi (3 nights)
September 3rd – Travel to Selous – Sand Rivers (3 nights)
September 6th – Return to US

I plan to post pictures and a trip report upon my return, as the many reports I reviewed were so very helpful to me and I hope that I can help someone in planning their adventure.

Thanks again to everyone for their help.
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Old Jul 17th, 2008, 03:50 PM
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Have a fantastic trip! Looking forward to your photos and report.
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Old Jul 17th, 2008, 03:56 PM
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Great itinerary! Have a wonderful trip, and I too look forward to reading about it when you get back.
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Old Jul 17th, 2008, 04:02 PM
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Packing time for you!
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Old Jul 18th, 2008, 02:39 PM
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all the best for your trip !! We leave home aug 19th to Northern Tanzania and Masai Mara !! Just wondering why Serengeti was not included in your itinerary... !!
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Hi Fabio,

From what I've gathered, the migration will primarily be in the Mara at that time. While I'm sure there will still be some herds left in the Serengeti, I wanted to try to position myself closest to the migration. Also, I really wanted to stay at Serian and Rekero.
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Thanks... I see...

It seems our paths do not cross anywhere, except maybe for the Ngorongoro part on 28th, you coming from tarangire and me going to Arusha :

19th Leaving Florence
20th Arriving in Kilimanjaro
21st Arusha to Tarangire
22nd Tarangire to Lake Manyara
23rd Lake manyara to Serengeti
24-25th Serengeti
26th Serengeti to Ngorongoro
27th Ngorongoro
28th Ngorongoro to Arusha
29th Arusha to Nairobi
30th nairobi to masai Mara
31st Masai Mara
1st Masai Mara to Nairobi airport for the late evening flight back home

anyway we are doing a camping safari, no lodges !!

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Old Sep 19th, 2008, 02:48 AM
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Would love to read your report, did you post anything?
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Old Sep 19th, 2008, 04:23 PM
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Your comments in the "What brings you back to Africa" indicate all went well. Hope it was a trip of a lifetime. Or maybe not, if that means there could be more trips.
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Old Sep 21st, 2008, 12:41 AM
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not yet sorry !!!

I was very busy with other business trips in the last weeks. It was a great trip. Hope to get ready with the report within the next few days !! thanks a lot !

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Old Sep 21st, 2008, 12:43 AM
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ok I assume your last two posts were addressed to tripofalifetime, not to me ! however I am working on it !
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Yes they were but I'm looking fwd to your report too!
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Welcome back, Fabio. I'm looking forward to your report too! (and tripofalifetime's if you're reading this)
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... is coming in another post within minutes !!
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Old Oct 1st, 2008, 02:27 AM
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Trip report will be coming soon - trip was incredible.
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