Patty & Mark's Kenya Tanzania Trip

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Mar 31st, 2006, 03:25 AM
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Mar 31st, 2006, 09:20 AM
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So true, sandi

Joyce,
To be honest, Amboseli isn't one of my favorites as it gets a high amount of vehicle traffic for a small area. My husband and I are both very crowd adverse. We went in February and this may or may not be as much of an issue in late Nov/early Dec, I don't know. You could try a search for reports of Amboseli at that time of year. Tsavo West in contrast is a much larger park and probably gets fewer visitors in total than Amboseli on a given day. Plus we loved the rugged, dramatic landscape of Tsavo West.

That said, in Amboseli you'll see a lot of game very easily due to the flatness and openess of the landscape, whereas in Tsavo West you need to work harder for your sightings. And from Amboseli there are great views of Kili if the clouds cooperate.

I'm glad we went to Amboseli as it was such a contrast in environment to the other areas we've visited, but that and Lake Nakuru are two parks that I don't see us returning to unless there's a compelling reason to do so.

I haven't been to Tsavo East, so can't compare/contrast that park. You could easily combine all 3 parks and form your own opinion
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Mar 31st, 2006, 08:21 PM
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besides scouring the internet for info i've been reading the Rough Guide to Kenya. You could have written a few of the chapters. He says the exact same thing about Amboseli. Will probably have to go there as it seems like a place you should go to at least once in your life.
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Apr 1st, 2006, 06:34 AM
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Joyce:

You should start your own thread. You will get many more people giving great advice. We are going to Kenya in August and found this forum very helpful.

For our trip I found best airfares on Orbitz.

Good luck,

Kevin from Newbury Park, CA (of all places)
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Apr 1st, 2006, 10:52 AM
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Patty

Great report! I kinda missed it for obvious reasons but you have added some more places to my list.I love bob the Zebra.
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Apr 1st, 2006, 11:23 AM
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Thanks, dlo!
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Oct 27th, 2006, 05:39 AM
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Hi Patty-

May I ask how often you and Mark ride at home, that you were able to do the riding safari comfortably?

My husband and I both did a fair bit of riding in our younger days, but don't ride regularly at all. Just wondering how much "training" we would have to do before considering a trip like this.

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Oct 27th, 2006, 07:41 AM
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Hi cruisinred,

Like you, I also did quite a bit of riding when I was younger but don't ride regularly anymore. We found a ranch close to us which proved to be an ideal training ground for safari riding as they had not only an arena where we could brush up on our skills but also a lot of acreage for open range riding practice. We went there for about 6 weekends prior our trip.
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Oct 27th, 2006, 08:09 AM
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Patty,
Aren't you going back, compliments of your astute accountant?
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Oct 27th, 2006, 08:59 AM
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Yep, leaving on Nov 28th, woohoo!!!
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Oct 27th, 2006, 12:50 PM
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wow-it is practically November so not too long now before your trip.
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Oct 27th, 2006, 02:10 PM
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cruisinred - head over to Claremont Stables (W.87, I believe) and practice.
 
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Mar 11th, 2008, 11:37 AM
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Sorry about the top, but I need to link an addendum to this trip report 2+ years later http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=35115017
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Mar 11th, 2008, 04:29 PM
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I thought you probably had headed off again to Africa after recovering from Seychelles jet lag. You must admit, your excursions are getting more frequent, though not quite monthly--yet.
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