Lisa's sharing a few of her Tanzania photos

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Jan 3rd, 2006, 08:30 AM
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Thanks for sharing your photos - I really enjoyed them.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 09:25 AM
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Yowza! These are truly great photos. Thanks, Lisa.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 10:27 AM
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Lisa, thoroughly enjoyed your pictures. Tell me more about the boomslang--how long- how close? Thanks Dick
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 12:58 PM
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The boomslang was probably around 20-24 inches, and very slender. We were within a few feet. He really couldn't have been less interested in us!
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 01:17 PM
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One more boomslang comment--who had the trained eye to catch that? Nice photo. So were the rest. It was great to get the baby vervet shot. Even the adults are so hard to capture. It's nice to photograph the lions drinking and running rather than just sitting or sleeping. The zebra shots were lovely.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 03:45 PM
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Thanks -- I think it may have been my husband who first saw the boomslang. Throughout the trip we each found ourselves sighting some things that no one else had. (Of course our guide was better than we were, but we each saw things the others didn't...which was nice...it kept all of us on our toes).
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Jan 4th, 2006, 02:39 PM
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Just read your trip reports and looked at pictures. Wonderful! I go to Tanzania for 10 day safari on 4 Feb with my 22 yr old niece who just graduated from the University of Hawaii. I'm still trying to figure out money and how much to bring. What did you tip your guide for the two of you on a private safari? I'm thinking $300-$400. Is $1000 cash and $1000 in travellers checks enough? Is $300 in tanzania shillings enough? I've gotten all my planning info from this great board. Now to put all this info to good use. Any info would be appreciated.
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Jan 4th, 2006, 06:50 PM
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dayoung -- The company we booked with recommended tipping our guide $15 USD per day total (not per person). On our 15-day trip this would have meant tipping him $225. We were thrilled with his guiding and in the end we decided to tip him $300 total ($20 per day). Tipping is obviously a personal thing though. Different companies may have different guidelines. You should feel free to ask what they recommend or suggest before you go, so you have a sense of what the range is. We did not convert any of our cash to Tanzanian shillings. Dollars seemed to be preferred (for everything except postage stamps). I think my husband and I each brought about $400 or so. This included a big stack of $1 bills (we each brought 50 singles and ran out right on the last day -- you use them a lot for tipping waitstaff, porters, etc.). Plus if you don't already have a Tanzanian visa & if it's not included in your price, you will need $50 USD for your Tanzanian visa upon arrival, plus you will need $8 for a departure fee, and various other stuff.
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