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Narrowing the hit list in Africa- can you help me link it all together?

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Apr 9th, 2003, 02:23 PM
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Liz
Yes you're right that many third world countries have that aspect. I've visited many - India often, poorer places in S America etc.
This was the only place it was racism rather than a wealth thing.
Shrug...
My thoughts now are moving towards the second chance and things change and I'm going to try and plan a trip there in 2005 or 2006.
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Apr 9th, 2003, 03:58 PM
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Mariacallas:

It sounds as though you will be an extremely busy and tired lady with that itinerary!

At Amboseli you could stay at Tortilis Camp which I hear is excellent. The Serena is also good. However, I myself prefer Ol Tukai Lodge for the scenic landscapes from the lodge (you can pick either Kilimanjaro view or elephant view rooms). The Maasai that run the lodge are marvelous people. The lodge is fairly new having been completed around 1997 or '98. You won't be disappointed here.

You also mentioned Tsavo. Are you thinking of Tsavo East or West? If you wish to go to Tsavo East Satao Tented Camp is a super place to go, particularly in the dry season when hundreds of elephants will be right in front of your tent at the borehole. I have stayed there the last three trips running and I adore it. Am already planning my return for the fall or early winter.

You might even think of splitting your itinerary into two trips thus giving yourself a little more time in each place. No matter how many times you travel to Kenya (and I imagine other places in Africa) it will be different each and every time you go -- making the desire to return even stronger.

Good luck with your planning. If you want an excellent Kenyan travel agent to help coordinate your trip for you, contact Southern Cross Safaris - they are excellent. Even traveling alone with a private car and driver, the cost was far less than what I would have paid to most travel agencies here in the U.S.

Please keep us informed of how your planning is coming.

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