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Newbie to Africa Board: Please help with "Giraffes in July" and explaining different outfitters

Newbie to Africa Board: Please help with "Giraffes in July" and explaining different outfitters

Old Sep 17th, 2007, 02:25 AM
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Hi fun4all4

in another thread concentrating on Giraffe-watch
i've written about the different Giraffes to be seen in Kenya
+ walking near Giraffes (Crescent Island)

i agree with ShayTay! Arusha NP (Tz) has a dense population of Giraffes


PS want to stress again
Samburu is a must for Giraffe lovers
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Old Sep 17th, 2007, 04:36 AM
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I will be traveling with 4 male teens, 2 18 yrs old, 2 13. We (they) are definitely looking forward to all the adrenaline activities at Vic Falls - bungee jumping, gorge swinging, microlight flights. Also, we will be doing a serviced camping trip which they will like as well. This is a splurge, but worth it to show our kids the rest of the world - I consider it an essential part of their education. It is not as big a splurge as it could have been, however, since we are going during the green season (over the winter holidays) and we are going on a scheduled trip -


This has helped tremendously. We are adding two nights at Lebala at the end, since the Kwando camps seem to be the most family/kid oriented, and we want to see the plains, and 1 night at Vic Falls, for the reasons above. If we had had more time we would have spent some time in Capetown, the two older boys and I love cities.

We chose Botswana because it is less crowded, the game drive vehicles are open, and one seems to have more choices there in the variety of activities. And, I love Pleasant Ramotswe (sp?).

I checked Big Five - they look OK, but expensive - top of the line lodges, which aren't always necessary. We are gong with Eyes on Africa, as you can tell from the link, although the Green Desert trip is actually a Wilderness trip, marketed in this case by EonA. Almost went with CC Africa, but they are a little big, and I forget the other reasons - gut feeling, I guess.

Have fun planning! Fodors has a safari book that I found very helpful in preliminary planning.
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Old Sep 17th, 2007, 05:08 AM
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Momliz -

It's "Precious" (not Pleasant). I'm now reading the latest in the series, The Good Husband of Zebra Drive.
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Old Sep 17th, 2007, 08:56 AM
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Hi, sandi,

funny - i just read that too. I love his style, though there is a great take off of it done on a BBC radio programme called "dead ringers".

the plot of this one seemed a little familiar though - if you are familiar with a UK detective series about "inspector Frost" based on the books by the same name, [and played in the TV by the wonderful David Jason] you will find the same story about the hospital deaths!!!

It didn't stop my enjoyment in reading the book.

regards, ann
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Old Sep 17th, 2007, 09:34 AM
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Ooops, I am terrible with names - but the books give such a charming view of what seems to be a delightful country. They have made me want to get to know Botswanan people, which we won't do as much as I would like, flying around.
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mpkp, Yellow Fever inoculations are no longer required for Kenya or Tanzania, unless you are coming from an area that has it.
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