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Nov 23rd, 2004, 04:02 PM
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total packing emergency- duck boots ok for safari? hiking boots too heavy!

i will be on safari for 7 nights...starting next week (leaving wednesday). it's rainy season, so how important is my footwear in terms of waterproof properties? my hiking boots are so heavy, i may want to take my ankle high lace up duck boots instead. problems with this idea anyone? thanks!
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Nov 23rd, 2004, 04:38 PM
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sounds like a good idea to me. What will you wear when you are in the lodges?
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Nov 23rd, 2004, 05:30 PM
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hi kerikeri,
i went last rainy season to botswana and endured a couple of rains with tennis shoes. they were fine but obviously boots would be better. the only thing is packing space, so if you can handle that go ahead but otherwise just stick with your regular shoes. just bring extra socks, taht more important.
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Nov 23rd, 2004, 09:45 PM
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thank you. i should have made it clear that though the safari is next wednesday, i leave tomorrow. so good advice about the socks...thanks for that. also re the tennis shoes. i thought i'd need something that went up higher. i have these in between hiking things- they are in between a sneaker and a hiking shoe so maybe they will win for versatility. thanks for responding!
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