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Trip Report – Tanzania – Jose Vigano – July/2007

Trip Report – Tanzania – Jose Vigano – July/2007

Old Aug 5th, 2007, 02:19 PM
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Excellent photos - my favourites are probably the contre jour Wildebeest ones.
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José, thanks for your extremely organized report! But, I strongly disagree with “A safari is not for you if you: e) if you can’t afford $300 to $500 pppd (per person per day)” also, wanting to stay in bed till late isn’t a problem because that will change once you’re on safari.

Your photos are simply amazing – all of them!
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Old Aug 9th, 2007, 09:32 AM
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Thanks everybody again for the constructive feedback and positive comments.

Lynn: For our full day in ANP, we left in the morning (9am) after breakfast. We had a lunch box (provided by Saidi/Good Earth) with us. The water fall walk was right after lunch. I don’t think we saw any Colobus.

Yes, the “Large groups drinking…” in Tarangire refers to elephants ;-) Sorry if that was not clear on the report. I lost some of the formatting/tabbing when it was posted.

Roberta: I emailed you the bear info. It’s in Katmai NP should others want to check it out. This is not a regular NP: no access roads (you have to fly a float plane in) and advanced planing/reservation is required. Very worth it.

Nyamera: Thanks for pitching in. You (and everybody else) should take my comments with caution since my experience is a “sample of one”. I’m sure there are other insights from more frequent safari travelers that may be more valuable and differ from mine. Regarding cost, I can tell you that I researched quite a bit for discounted air tickets and all inclusive safari packages and I did not find acceptable alternatives that would average out below $300 pppd unless you make compromises (that may be acceptable for several of you) on locations you stay/visit.

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Old Sep 24th, 2007, 02:16 PM
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Jose your pictures are absolutely fabulous. Thank you! I can only hope that the ones that I will take in Jan 08 when we go are half as good.
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Old Sep 24th, 2007, 08:37 PM
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Jose, wonderful pictures! and, thanks for the pix of Arusha. I loved seeing the town and the folks (I find that as interesting as the wildlife)
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I now have a selection of Tanzania safari on my website at:

There you'll also find a link to an audio slideshow.

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