Sep 5th, 2003, 04:04 AM
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OffToAfrica -

Comment re your $300 worth of innoculatiions. Since most of these last for 10 years, you won't have to do it again till.
As to the Yellow book - whether they ask for it or not - keep a record of all your innocs in it and the years you take malaria meds/type. It's good to carry with you on Int'l travel as you never do know when it will be asked for.
We went onto the Seychelles after our trip in East Africa and though there is no requirements for Yellow Fever innocs on the islands, since we had come from Kenya, were asked for the Yellow book upon arrival.
As to mosquitos - you will not find mosquitos at high altitudes (such as in Nairobi, Mt.Kenya) nor on clear, windy and cold nites. At lower altitudes you have to be prepared.

Checked out the photos - very interesting the Zebroid!
Sep 5th, 2003, 05:50 AM
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Thanks for sharing your photos! And your migration photos come to life even more after reading your story!

Out of curiousity, what kind of camera / lens / filter did you use? We've just gotten a basic SLR, but are trying to learn as much as possible about all the other "stuff" between now and November.

Also, we have the option of a layover in London like you did (then a red eye into Nairobi to hit the ground running), versus flying from the States to Amsterdam to Nairobi in the same 24 hour span, to then spend a night in a Nairobi hotel before heading into the Mara the next day. Did you like the layover option? Or did you find that it took several days to adjust?
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Sep 5th, 2003, 10:26 AM
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New link to Ofoto album:

HLPhillips - I used a very basic automatic SLR with a 38-170mm zoom, no special lenses or filters.
We didn't mind the London layover at all. Our redeye flight from London to Nairobi wasn't very full so we were able to get some pretty decent sleep and hit the ground running... no adjustment at all, in part I'm sure because we were so excited to be there. The trip home was another story...I have never been so jet-lagged even after a looong flight home from Australia.
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Thanks Tracy, that's very encouraging to read, except the jet lag riding back LOL! Although I tend to have a harder time heading west to east than east to west (had very little jet lag after Australia, although didn't you find it surreal to arrive before your time to depart!). As our schedule stands now, we will probably arrive back in the states in the afternoon, so we'll have some time to recuperate before heading back to work
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Sep 5th, 2003, 12:14 PM
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"Work" is a four-letter word that ought to be banned from this website. Unless of course your work is travel agent, naturalist, tourguide, pilot, park ranger or something else of interest to us travel junkies. IMHO, the purpose of work is to finance the travel.
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OTA - Tracy

So right!
Sep 5th, 2003, 01:07 PM
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I just raised my wine glass as a toast to you Tracy and your last posting. Here, here!!! =D>
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