Safari Lodge Photo Album

Jul 29th, 2006, 01:38 PM
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Safari Lodge Photo Album

Hello,

Thank you to all those who have contributed your photos - a considerable backlog has accumulated whilst I was in Botswana, but I'll post them as soon as I'm able. The Photo Album can be accessed on the following link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasher/sets/

For those who missed the thread which was the genesis of this project and who would like to learn more about the Fodors Safari Lodge Photo Album, I've pasted it here:

Just as all men are handsome and all women are beautiful in the dark, all safari camps look brilliant when being photographed by a highly paid professional photographer who takes pictures of the best room in camp in the best possible weather and lighting.

I've received a lot of requests for my pictures of Londolozi and Duma Tau, which got me thinking -- now that we have the Trip Report indexes and the Photo Kit in a Bag thread, why not start a Safari Camp/Lodge Photo Album with photos taken by real travellers?

This could help out both people who want to know whether they will like a camp, and those who want to know what the best rooms are in a given camp.

So now I'm asking everyone to send me their camp and lodge photos (Southern and East Africa). I'll put together a set of albums by country and post the link here for people to access.

To make the albums as useful as possible, it would really help to have the following information:

1. Name of camp/park/country
2. Room number and type (e.g. Suite 1, Mombo Main Camp) or name of public room (e.g. Boma, Londolozi Tree Camp)
3. Month and year of visit
4. Any comments about the room/camp (e.g. 'This room has a great view!')
5. Your Fodors username (unless you would prefer not to have it posted) so people know who has stayed at that camp

Pictures of interiors, exteriors, views from rooms, and shots of camp dining areas/pools/spas/etc will all be helpful.

Please send photos as small-ish JPEGS (about 600 pixels on the longest side).

Cheers,
Julian

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Jul 29th, 2006, 02:46 PM
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The following camps have now been posted to the Safari Lodge Photo Album:

SOUTHERN AFRICA
Londolozi Founders, Sabi Sand, South Africa

Ngala Tented, Timbavati, South Africa

Little Mombo, Okavango Delta, Botswana

EAST AFRICA
Tortilis Camp, Amboseli, Kenya

Indian Ocean Lodge, Malindi, Kenya

Larson Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

Mara River Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

Serena Mountain Village, Arusha, Tanzania

Serena, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Migration Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania

Serena, Serengeti, Tanzania

Kikoti Camp, Tarangire, Tanzania

Tamarind Camp, Tarangire, Tanzania

More camps will follow.

Cheers,
Julian
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Jul 29th, 2006, 04:26 PM
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I am sending over Tarangire Tree Tops, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.
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Jul 29th, 2006, 06:52 PM
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You are all amazing. This will such a big help to all of us who are debating between lodges and look at the professional pictures and say are they all that perfect.
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Jul 30th, 2006, 01:49 AM
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Hi Julian
Can you also create a group for them? Then those of us with flickr accounts can put them in the group directly which will save you a lot of time? Mine are already up on flickr and was just waiting to find out the group so I could add them to it?
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Jul 30th, 2006, 01:50 AM
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Ah, no, I see - you're using sets to sub group by camp...

I've got a lot of pics... is the easiest option for you to save them directly from flickr?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kavey/s...7594165960597/
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Jul 30th, 2006, 03:21 AM
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The following camps have now been added to the Photo Album:

SOUTHERN AFRICA:
Jao Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

King's Pool, Linyanti, Botswana

Mashatu Main Camp, Tuli Block, Botswana

EAST AFRICA:
Plantation Lodge, near Karatu, Tanzania

Treetops, Tarangire, Tanzania
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Jul 30th, 2006, 03:39 AM
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The first Zambian camp has now been added:

Tafika, South Luangwa, Zambia

Cheers,
Julian
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Jul 30th, 2006, 06:44 AM
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The following camps have now been added:

SOUTHERN AFRICA:
Duma Tau, Linyanti, Botswana

Little Vumbura, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Londolozi Bateleur, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Londolozi Pioneers, Sabi Sands, South Africa

EAST AFRICA:
Sand Rivers, Selous, Tanzania
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Jul 30th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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I'll send you my three Botswana camps -- (just popped over to see what's going on here lately. This year we're headed for France & Spain for a month, so no Africa, but WE WILL BE BACK!)

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Jul 30th, 2006, 07:12 AM
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Julian
As per above, can you let me know best way to provide my photos and info?
I can send photos by email (if you can accept such) but all the information about what each photo shows is in my flickr set. Would also be good to have a note in the description letting us know who took each picture and in what month/ year?
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Jul 30th, 2006, 07:51 AM
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Yes -- I fear my first attempt was way too large. Since I've found an easier way to prepare them. You'll hate me for the mess I've sent.
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Jul 30th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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Hi Kavey,

The simplest way is just to email them to me, divided by camp, with information as above.

Cheers,
Julian
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Jul 30th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Hello,

The photos have really been pouring in today - keep it up! Just because a camp is already listed doesn't mean I don't want your photos - it's always helpful to have pictures of different rooms and camps at different times of year. Recent photos are particularly helpful.

The following camps have now been added:

SOUTHERN AFRICA:
Savuti Camp, Linyanti, Botswana

Nxabega, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Sandibe, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Simbambili, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Luangwa River Lodge, South Luangwa, Zambia

Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Cheers,
Julian
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Jul 30th, 2006, 02:17 PM
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Julian,
There's no way for me to copy the information out of each photo's description - I wrote it in there directly...
I'll send photos only as at least the file names tally with camp names.
I don't have time at the moment to copy and paste the info out of the description boxes manually... there are a LOT of pics!
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Jul 31st, 2006, 06:20 AM
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Will add some from Kwando......soon

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Jul 31st, 2006, 07:07 AM
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Julian, Thanks for this useful index. And as a warning to my fellow africa-philes, it gets addictive looking at camps you want to visit!
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Aug 1st, 2006, 06:13 AM
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Hello,

I've added the following new camps:

SOUTHERN AFRICA
Tubu Tree, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Puku Ridge, South Luangwa, Zambia

I've also added more pics of the following:

Little Vumbura, Okavango Delta, Botswana (we now have pics of this camp in March and in June)

Little Mombo, Okavango Delta, Botswana (we now have pics of this camp in March and June as well)

Thanks for the pictures - keep them coming!

Cheers,
Julian
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Aug 1st, 2006, 06:15 AM
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BTW...if you have contributed pictures, you may want to take a look and make sure I titled them correctly - there were a few cases where I had to guess what something was. Please email any corrections to me and I'll update the photo album.

Eventually I will go through and cull some of the redundant pics, but for now everything is being posted.

Cheers,
Julian
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Aug 1st, 2006, 07:49 AM
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This will be a fantastic resource for anyone planning an African safari. Me for example. I suppose you will eventually sort them by country ? Keep at this as it's such a good idea.
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