Safari myths???

May 22nd, 2008, 03:32 PM
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I have not encountered tse tses in the delta or the couple places I've been in South Africa in the dry season. I even wore some black in the delta.
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May 22nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
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They are in parts of the Delta because I've seen the black and blue flags used to trap them. Still, I didn't see too many of the actual flies there...whew!
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May 22nd, 2008, 04:18 PM
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Yes, I've seen those traps too, but not the flies. Maybe in wetter times.
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May 22nd, 2008, 06:02 PM
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I have seen a few of them in the delta - but, nothing that bothered me. Just a couple of them!
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May 22nd, 2008, 08:14 PM
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I've seen the traps also but never a tse tse fly. I wear neutral colors because they don't show the dust, and because I already own the clothes. However, my favorite fleece jacket, hat, and scarf are black, and that is what I take on safari. I am olive skinned, and don't look good in navy. So that's a color I don't own/travel with. Maybe that's why I've never seen a tse tse fly!
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May 22nd, 2008, 08:18 PM
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Oh, forgot, I'm supposed to play:

Myth #??: a business center (i.e. internet, fax machine, etc.) or spa (massages, facial, manis/pedis) will enhance your safari experience.

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Jun 18th, 2008, 10:26 PM
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Here's the myth:

East Africa is not good for quality gameviewing. You are mostly at sightings where the poor cat is surrounded by 50 or more cars and is hounded by uselss drivers.

In light of the above, you better book to be at Singita or Mombo or Duba Plains for that ultimate experience!
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Jun 18th, 2008, 11:15 PM
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Hi Hari,
I actually had bad experiences in Masai Mara and Amboseli on that concern (Feb. 2007).
We found a lioness with 3 really young cubs. So we watched them for a while on our own. Then other cars approached as they realized that we were watching something interesting. They´ve been so ridiculous moving around with their cars that they seperated the cubs from the mom. The cars moved away after a while. But we stayed for a bit. The mom was calling one still missing cub. But it didn´t show up. So I told our guide to move on, so the lioness could search for her cub without harrass.
Another day we came to a pride of lions trying to hunt Topis. They´ve been surrounded by at least 20 cars.

But that was at a time before the riots in Kenya, maybe it has changed now, because tourists avoid this country. But after a while it will be the same.

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