Trip Report of 3 Amazing weeks Kenya & Tanzania

Nov 14th, 2010, 07:03 PM
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Trip Report of 3 Amazing weeks Kenya & Tanzania

I keep a blog during the surgical mission and safari's.

I thank all of the wonderful people on this site who guided and gave such priceless information allowing me to have the things and the knowledge needed for a first time solo traveler to Africa!

If you want to read it in order just click Aug. 13 on the right as that is the first entry, and so on. The opening page is the last day.

I took about 1500 pictures!!!! Maybe I will get that together one day soon...... Max
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Nov 14th, 2010, 08:35 PM
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Welcome back Maxine!

Sounds like a truly incredible trip! Some great photos to tease us with until the other 1500 are loaded.
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Nov 15th, 2010, 01:33 PM
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I truly enjoyed your blog - from the heartache of seeing the deformities - to the joy of seeing the smiles --and on to the excitement (that was contagious) of your safari experiences.

Great job, Maxine. Hope you will post more details and pics for us!

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Nov 15th, 2010, 05:04 PM
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thank you...M
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Your blog is very inspirational. What an incredible experience to spend time in the small communities assisting people with medical challanges, and most people will never be able to achieve the satisfaction of doing such important work in Africa. You certainly deserved to have a great time on Safari and I'm glad you were so fortunate with your wildlife sightings and experiences.

Your photos of the Lion kill and the Wildebeet Crossing are amazing and I also enjoyed your other photos in the villages. It looks like Kennedy still has great connections at the Nairobi Ntl. Park Safari Walk as I love the photo with you and (could that be Wendy) the Cheetah laying down.

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time in Kenya and Tanzania and I wonder how long it will be before you're off on your next adventure in Africa.
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Nov 15th, 2010, 05:32 PM
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I agree with the others, what a terrific blog and what an experience for you. Thank you so much for sharing it here!

I do hope safari jeeps were not really going 40-50mph in the Mara, though (fear that they were)! Eeps, bad bad bad for the wildlife.

Such a great trip for you--and for those whom you helped so much. Try Rwanda next time.
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Nov 15th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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Terrific, as all the others have stated.

What a lovely experience you had and what adventures you saw as evidenced by your pictures.

Thank you so much for sharing with us all
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Nov 15th, 2010, 06:23 PM
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I'm only part way through your blog, but I'm finding it truly moving already. I'm so glad to see some of the photos from your adventures, but even more than that, I'm touched by what you were able to do for some of the people you met.

Good for you; what an experience!
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Nov 15th, 2010, 07:18 PM
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Thanks for sharing this unique African experience. Your photos were great too.
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Nov 15th, 2010, 08:33 PM
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Maxine did you pre book your bush dinner or were you able to book it while there.

I'm going solo as well and would love to do a bush dinner...but not just with me and a bush!! lolol
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Nov 16th, 2010, 06:45 PM
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Hi bush dinner? Not sure of what dinner your referring to. Sorry..

I did have a lovely lunch in Nairobi at the Karen Blixen Cottage. ( on my birthday ). The Jakaronda trees were in full bloom. They have the most beautiful purple blooms!

The dinners at the camps are impressive. The gueats eat all together or in small groups. As a single you will always feel welcomed. It's prettty remarkable how they can prepare and serve these dishes in the middle of nowhere!

You will have the time of your life!!!!
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Nov 16th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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Sheesh! Sorry Maxine I must be getting my trip reports mixed up! (insert rolling eyeball emoticon here)
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