Safari myths???

Oct 14th, 2007, 11:28 AM
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Myths #1;
Having red luggage does not mean that you'll have unwanted visitors in your tent.

#2 All lions want to have us smelly humans for lunch

#3 One doesn't have to bring portable toilets, ten rolls of TP and go without water for days while on safari.

4# One does not need night goggles unless doing something covert.
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Oct 14th, 2007, 11:34 AM
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good post - I like your humor.

and, as an add-on to #3 - the animals are all out there waiting for you to come see them.

Also, # 9 - the lodges don't generate any trash, nor do they otherwise hurt the environment - actually they help it!
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Oct 14th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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Cybor, Is there a picture of you in goggles? I am into humiliating evidence this afternoon.
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Oct 14th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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The only goggles I have are swim goggles. I wear them with a scarf, a snoopy skull cap and nothing else - hey, you asked.

As for night goggles, I believe that Lady Keenya has them. She uses them along with her mossie bee keeper hat.

Myth #5; You must wear a mossie hat in the bush.
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Oct 14th, 2007, 02:06 PM
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I'd LOVE to go on a safari with a professional photographer, I don't see the urban legend in that one at all. He/she could teach me a LOT about photography, lighting, settings, photoshopping the result, etc.

I've often thought Johan, that you should really be leading one, as you are very good.

I will keep learning from anyone who is willing to teach (for a price is of course OK by me) until the day I topple over & die.
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Oct 14th, 2007, 05:15 PM
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Think I'll give this thread a myth

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Oct 14th, 2007, 05:15 PM
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Lynn: Too funny .......

Another myth i forgot:

when one of the guides goes to drop guests off at the airstrip (exactly a three minute drive from camp) finds two cheetah brothers there, he will come back to camp and take guests to see them! especially since they were trying to track them the entire morning!!!
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Oct 14th, 2007, 05:28 PM
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Oh yes, I forgot about Lady Keenya.

Lynda, I'm saving your next installment for on the job tomorrow. You would probably have the right idea and expectations about traveling with a pro photographer--getting guidance and advice. But the myth exposes that nothing is guaranteed and just because you go with a pro doesn't mean the animals will cooperate, the light will be good, or that you don't need patience and perseverance to get the best shots.
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Oct 14th, 2007, 07:18 PM
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Ahh, I see now - thanks Lynn! Yes, looking at it that way it is a myth that photographers have the animals on their payroll! I thought Johan was saying that you wouldn't get better pictures in general by going on a photo safari!
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Oct 14th, 2007, 08:04 PM
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I think I've mythed the point of this thread. (Thank goodness)

regards - tom
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Oct 15th, 2007, 12:28 AM
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@ Mkhonzo;

Johan spends at least three months a year in Africa, and spends a few days talking about it.

The average Fodorite spends a few days in Africa, and spends three months talking about it.

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Oct 15th, 2007, 05:19 AM
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Cybor, I'm confused by your myths. If you intend your three points are myths, then it would mean that you believe that red luggage DOES mean you'll have unwanted visitors, and that you DO need to bring portable toilets?

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Oct 15th, 2007, 05:37 AM
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You will indeed get visitors if you bring red luggage - could get ugly.

And you will need a portable toilet when in the bush. You will also need truckloads of various sundrees - load up with as much stuff as possible.

Myth# 6 - Cybor is a safari expert and should be taken seriously at all costs.
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Oct 15th, 2007, 06:16 AM
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As this thread seems at times to be a little silly, I thought it would be OK to say something really stupid.

If you go to a 5 or 6 paw camp you get what you paid for in toiletries and helping the local community.
Oct 15th, 2007, 06:52 AM
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It wasn't meant to be silly. As a matter of fact, I'll gonna explain later on (but not in the near future).


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I could never acuse you of being silly, it was just some of the ensuing comments!
Oct 15th, 2007, 10:51 AM
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And we wait for the punch line, which no doubt will be a form of promotion, on how a mobile safari is going to dispell all of Johans myths... No?

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Oct 15th, 2007, 01:01 PM
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As your average Fodorite, I spend WAY more time than three months talking about it!

But, I also will listen to anything anyone is willing to tell me of their experiences, no matter how short or long of a time they had been there, as I like to learn. And I can learn something new from anyone who would like to talk about it.
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Feel free what you want to think ... as I am.

Don't know why you react in such a way. Please tell me so I can understand ...



PS: Ignorance is bliss
Oct 15th, 2007, 01:50 PM
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Isn't it nice to have so many different opinion !!

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