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Mar 3rd, 2006, 08:45 AM
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Welcome back, Phil. When you get a chance, please post your photos. I know they'll be good!
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 08:42 PM
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My (Rare sightings).....African wildcat (Kwara), Sable (Kwara), Porcupine (Masai Mara), Serval (Lebala and Masai), Sitatunga (Lebala), Black Mamba (Lebala and Mala Mala), Black Rhino(Ngorongoro and Masai Mara), Wild dog (Kings Pool), Brown Hyena and Meerkats(Jack's camp), Tigers (Ranthambore and Kabini, India), Golden Jackal (Ngorongoro), multiple white rhinos on every single drive in Mala mala..

One's i really wish to see.....Aardvark, Pangolin, Caracal, Honey badger, Aardwolf, Roan, Striped Hyena.....talking about rare......would like to see any predator kill......
 
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 10:54 PM
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Hello, I am back from kanha, 11 sightings of tigers, nice to know that they are many in kanha. The best season to spot the tigers is the dry season maily btw feb end to may... In October the weather is good but due to the lush foliage u cannot spot many cats

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kanha
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barasingha
indian wild dogs
indian sloth bear
svalbard
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long list of africa, will post later, gotta go,
Sonali.
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 11:27 PM
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Hi michael

Out of your wish-list the easiest to see is Klipspringer:
U've missed some since u've been to Serengeti - it is easy to spot it in some places e.g. Lobo area, u can also see it in Manyara. same with Mara & Samburu (Klips best seen in Shaba though.)
(for your next safari) Tsavo - good Klipspringer country

BTW - Dikdiks in Samburu & Serengeti could b different species! Guenther's can be seen in Samburu. Kirk's in both parks

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Mar 4th, 2006, 03:18 AM
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Hello,

Kavey's comment about spiders made me laugh -- I feel the same way, mostly because I'm rather seriously allergic to spider bites. My philosophy with spiders is that the best defence is a good offence...so out comes the shoe to swat the buggers.

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Mar 5th, 2006, 08:46 AM
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Shoe swatting is acceptable in emergencies but then one ends up with icky spider "juice" over one's shoe and in one's tent too (if that's where said swatting took place) and one may accidentally brush against the juice at a later date... ICK!

I quite like those camps that provide spray to kill the spiders with and then their horrible dead (but better than alive) bodies are taken outside by husband or staff!

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Mar 5th, 2006, 04:23 PM
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Michael

Klipspringer - ten a penny at Mala Mala

Aardwolf - Savuti
Honeybadger - many
Genet - many
Civet - Chiefs
Honey Badger - many
Bat Eared Fox - Savuti
Black Backed Jackal - many
Side Striped Jackal - many
African wild Cat - Mashatu
Porcupine - Mashatu
Sable - Mala Mala
Roan - Kings Pool
White Rhino - Mala Mala, Chiefs
Wild Dog - MM, Savuti, Kings Pool
Reedbuck - Delta
Serval - MM
Caracal - Kwando
Python - Chiefs
Steenbok - MM
Nyala - MM
Tsessebe - Delta
Hartebeest - Madikwe
Eland - Mashatu

Haven't seen

Zorilla
Cape Clawless Otter
Aardvark
Pangolin
Brown Hyena
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