Okavango Delta -- game drives in flooded areas

May 16th, 2008, 02:00 PM
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Pippa,

As for you being an agent, this is what you wrote on a thread called Staff Turnover;

HariS

i wanted to book RAS/RUSS for a client for a exclusive all-over-kwando-safari for easter 2007 and i was told he "just" left for wilderness. so i took mothusi whow was excellent for my clients! RUS/ROSS was just an example for the temptation to change for better incentives.......

So the circus continues.......
 
May 16th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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May 16th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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I've got nothing but respect for the experience and knowledge of lbj, Hari, Skimmer, and others who have rightly pointed out the silliness of many of pippa's comments. However, I read pippa's previous comments about his/her clients to refer to people who were in some sort of client-consultant relationship that was not necessarily travel agent-traveler.
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May 16th, 2008, 03:12 PM
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"As for you being an agent, this is what you wrote on a thread called Staff Turnover;"..........

the circus goes on......ofcourse! there are other reasons besides being a travel agent which include recommendation!
sorry if that exceeds your imagination!

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could you please be a bit more precise especially because you mention individuals who consider my posts "silliness" means you hide behind others...it's not really stylish ;-)
 
May 16th, 2008, 04:30 PM
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I want to know if RickMck was scared, even a little bit, with his delta dip due to the crocs.

I like the suggestion of starting a swimming with crocs outfit. Maybe we could suggest that excursion to some of the posters who irritate us. That could be the ultimate Fodors insult. "Why don't you go swim with the crocs?"

I once talked to a Mombo guide who recounted a romantic evening swim (not at Mombo but somewhere in Botswana) with a young lady he was interesed in. At one point the guide said he felt something strange on his head but did not pay much attention to it because he was engrossed in the water ballet with his lady friend and his mind was clouded by alcohol. When he emerged from the water he had zig zag marks and tiny cuts along his forehead. Croc teeth!

I may be wrong, but I thought there was some talk of one of the Selinda reserves doing snorkeling.

As for the tone of posts, I'd be happy if they all just had some capital letters to start a sentence, regardless of content.
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May 16th, 2008, 04:38 PM
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lynn, i agree
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May 16th, 2008, 04:52 PM
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May 16th, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Yea, eyelaser, you, ee and kd lang.
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May 16th, 2008, 05:38 PM
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No news to anyone here, but also my vote for simple sentence punctuation and capitalization. (I can ignore a few spelling errors). The disregard for doing this to me means disrespect for the (us) readers. My personal decision to maybe improve this is not to respond to such posts.

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May 16th, 2008, 05:54 PM
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isabel & Lynn, never saw a croc in my few days in the Xigera area, and our guide *assured us* that there were no crocs at the "swimming hole." To be honest, I was a bit more concerned about Hippo and/or the dreaded bilharizia... In the October heat, however, the swim was refreshing and the polers /staff initiated a lively game of water tag with the guests.
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May 16th, 2008, 06:28 PM
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As usual the soap opera threads reach it's peak during my overnight hours here in India.

Glad to catch up --

Anybody can click a posters name on any of the threads to see what they have previously written. Nobody needs to be a rocket scientist to figure that out!

Lbj: Yes, I distinctly remember that thread where Pippa was talking about asking for Ras Mundu to guide her clients. Too bizarre!

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May 16th, 2008, 06:38 PM
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It's not the Delta but here is the chance to swim with crocs:

http://www.sa-venues.com/activities/...age-diving.htm

To me the ultimate Fodors put down is still to call them a smelly old polecat although I like 'why don't you go swim the crocs' as a new catch phrase.

Isabel: please add me to the group that believes July is a high time for the floods, and thus you will almost certainly drive through water as most of us have when visiting the Delta. Consistent with others in my experience beyond your feet you are not likely to get wet and quite possibly your feet will stay dry too.
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May 16th, 2008, 06:40 PM
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Hi Bill,

Don't forget the snorkelling activity at Motswiri?
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May 16th, 2008, 06:51 PM
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Hari, you confirmed my recollection of plans for snorkeling in Selinda. Predator, diving with crocs would be quite the experience. If my husband won't let me get in the shark cage, I doubt he'd let me in the croc cage and I don't know that I'd want to. Yikes!

Smelly Old Polecat, why don't you go swim with the crocs?

Next time I am offended, I'm going to give them one of these:
SOPWDYGSWTC

With all this talk of swimming and getting wet, I hope the same folks that bring us the spas and the chocolate covered strawberries don't decide we need a delta water slide. Could mini golf be far behind?

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May 16th, 2008, 07:28 PM
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Hari: good call on snorkeling at Motswiri -- with your head in the water you can't see all the skittish game disappearing so that was a good place to do it.

Lynn: in honor of Hari lets amend it to SOPWDYGSWTC and then choke on your CCS. That could bring on cyber tears.

I'm sure someone will suggest putting in a fullscale waterpark before you know it. Just think the nanny could take the kids there while the adults have their spa treatments. At that point we will have to follow the animals to Angola!
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May 16th, 2008, 08:09 PM
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Bill and Lynn: Funny, the "Wet and Wild" parks would be a first! Don't forget those wooden walkways that lead you from waterslide to water-coaster!

Lynn - Does that mean, you aren't going to do the shark dive thing this upcoming visit in CT?
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May 16th, 2008, 11:44 PM
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"never saw a croc in my few days in the Xigera area, and our guide *assured us* that there were no crocs at the "swimming hole." To be honest, I was a bit more concerned about Hippo and/or the dreaded bilharizia... In the October heat, however, the swim was refreshing" rickmck

I saw crocs while walking at Xigera, so I wouldn't accept any such assurances. There have been far too many croc 'accidents'. I agree that hippos gave me more anxious moments. All the water I saw was clean and flowing, though-- most inviting for a dip if I'd been there in hot weather.

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May 17th, 2008, 02:37 AM
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isabel25,
I have been to Kwetsani recently in June 2007. It is a wonderful camp allthough it has just been turned over to new managers so? The previous managers, Shane and Kim, were truely outstanding but have moved on to higher positions within Wilderness. The floors and seating in actual game drive vehicles at these water camps are built up higher than one might expect in a typical Land Rover and there is a mesh grate underfoot with approx. an 18 inch space for water to collect. This should keep your feet dry unless you fall into a HH (Hippo Hollow). The vechicles typically go into water up and even over the bonnett (hood). If they go over the hood, the fuse box becomes flooded and that's not a good thing. If you are really concerned I would take a seat in the last or highest row. If you get wet there, better look for a life jacket and keep your mouth closed By the way there is nothing your Doc can do to protect you from an accidental dunking, I'm a doc and I know.
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May 17th, 2008, 09:01 AM
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I love the growing insult.

No cage diving for me, that's right. All shark viewing will be from on deck.
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May 17th, 2008, 09:04 AM
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We better stop with this water park silliness. The ideas are getting too good and might be taken seriously.
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