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Nov 5th, 2005, 09:34 AM
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Sandi,

In that case, we had better put out glossy coffee table book type of brochures and start charging double our current prices. We could give out a hat, a tote bag and host dinner on one of the nights in the estate style house that we are able to build with such prices!
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Nov 5th, 2005, 10:45 AM
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Rocco -

How could I forget dinner with Rocco and Sandi and their eclectic Fodorite/Africaphile friends!

The best table in Africa!
Oh, the tales that could be told.
 
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Nov 5th, 2005, 11:16 AM
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Sandi,

I say we put in a bid for Shiwa N'Gandu. This is probably about halfway between the Northern Circuit of Tanzania and Botswana, and not too far at all from South Luangwa and especially North Luangwa.

http://www.shiwangandu.com/

I could get used to living in a cozy little place like Shiwa N'Gandu!

Nice connecting point for combining a Southern African safari with an Eastern African safari. You wait and see...Fodorites are going to change the safari world as we know it...just one example is the recent thread by the Fodorite who has combined Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania, using South Luangwa as a safari destination on her way to Mahale, Tanzania. You are not going to see that in a brochure anytime soon, but once you do, it will have come from a Fodorite.
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Nov 5th, 2005, 11:31 AM
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Of course, The Africa House.
It's looking pretty good, considering the disrepair over so many years. A friend made a stop here in '02 on his way from SA, thru Zim, Zam onto Tanz (Mafia Isl. for scuba) and return. He said the place was quite impressive.

Yes, why not a way-station between north and south. It's got my vote.
 
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Nov 5th, 2005, 12:26 PM
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I was at Africa House the 1st time '96. The place looked like a tear down then. Holes in the roof, leaks, broken windows, noone living in it. FEMA would have tagged it. Its come along way in just a few years. This is a prime example how tourism positively effects the country.

Restock the property with more game and few cats to keep it interesting. Crocs and hippos in the lake.

Even advertise as a place to tie the knot in the wedding chapel.

So if we incorporate, do an IPO, sell VP positions-need lots of vps, yep, looking better all the time.
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Nov 5th, 2005, 01:48 PM
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What a hoot this is! It is indeed "spit water on your computer" funny.

I want to apply for a job with your agency but I think you've filled all the positions except caterer and you don't want me doing that.

About all I can contribute are some ideas on what to name this fine operation.

With the recent posts on gaining weight on safari, how about FATTER--Fodor's African Travel Team of Experts & Rocco.

Lions for Less

Safaris R Us (wish I could make that backwards R)

Croc Tours

The Wacky Khakis

Masai Mart (specializing in East Africa)

Discount Delta (at last affordable Botswana)

Hippos and Hookers

Whaterver you call it, there should be a strict policy of "no cheetah the client."
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Nov 5th, 2005, 02:02 PM
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atravelynn,

FATTER is a winner. My personal fave. A

nd remember, the hooking positions at FATTER are always open. We've seen what you look like on an ATV, and I think you could really reel in the clients.
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Nov 5th, 2005, 05:54 PM
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luangwablondes,

You are pretty smart for a driver!
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Nov 5th, 2005, 06:58 PM
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It just makes sense. I don't think we would properly enjoy this enterprise if we didn't have shareholders to take on all the financial risks while we endanger life and limb in Africa.

If it goes belly up for some unknown reason, we then can pass the buck to the vps who bought into this.

What else does a driver have to think about all day?


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Nov 6th, 2005, 01:43 AM
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Well
That's were I can come it, why don't I organise the funding via an IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange with secondary listings on NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange before the Deutsche Bourse takes it over - but if they do, it means Bwana Mitch (being German) can invest as well. Speaking of which - we need to find a role for Bwana - can he set up the website? It just can't be too risque with the hookers.
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Nov 6th, 2005, 04:17 AM
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This thread get's better with each posting. Haven't laughed so hard in a long time - definitely water (or coffee) spitting on the laptop and tears rolling down the face.

Absolutely need shareholders. With the luck (or lack of) for any of us winning our local lotteries, the bucks have to come from somewhere. But do dread having to sit though those shareholder meetings to justify our existence! That's how most of the owner-hosted lodges/camps have done it.
 
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