Zambia Safari Finalized

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Mar 19th, 2005, 08:44 AM
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Zambia Safari Finalized

My wife (she posts as MPKP) and I have finally have all the arrangements made for our Zambian Safari in Sept. Many thanks to Rocco and all of the others that have helped us along.
Here's the itinerary:
Three days in Capetown
In Kaingo 27 out 30 Sept
In Mwamba 30 Sept out 3 Oct
In Puku Ridge 3 out 6 Oct
In Kasaka 6 Oct out 10 Oct
And back to Capetown for a couple of days

Once again thanks to all who've been helpful and a big thanks to Karen (my wife) for stretching this as far as the budget will allow. Although the stretching is Rocco's fault not mine.
Mike
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Mar 19th, 2005, 09:32 AM
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Mike,

Congratulations on a great itinerary!

I think you have scheduled the lodges in the perfect order and will have an amazing safari.

My only suggestion now would be to pick up a really nice camera, if you don't already own one. You are going to have so many amazing photo opportunities, as you really are going at the very best time for gameviewing.

It looks like just as I am arriving home on the 21st of September, you will be taking off the very next day.

Hopefully I can get in a trip report that you can print out and read on the plane, although I doubt I will have any pictures downloaded so quickly.

Again, congratulations on a wonderful itinerary.
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Mar 19th, 2005, 09:49 AM
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Rocco, you do NOT have to encourage him on a camera. When we went 5 years ago we bought a video camera that was only used for that trip and a Canon EOS film camera.

We are going to use the video camera again as it is a little bigger than those out now but still has a good 20x zoom and we did not see anything better.

However, he does want the Canon 20D. We have the basic lens and the 75-300 lens. We would need some cards and the body so if you find a really great deal, let us know. Maybe purchasing two would help??
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Mar 19th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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C'mon Rocco encourage me some more to buy that new camera so I blame that on you too.
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Mar 19th, 2005, 03:32 PM
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Mike,

You are going to be in financial trouble in no time if you keep listening to me.

My idea of a ROTH IRA is to send money each month to my travel agent to pay for the next trip.

But, on the other hand, that Canon 20D w/ a 100-400mm L-glass Image Stabilizing Lens sure looks nice!

You can save about $500 by going with the new Digital Rebel XT, which is also 8.0 megapixel and just came out this week in stores. I may just settle for this camera instead and by doing so, I will be able to pay for a 17-85mm EFS IS lens, as shown here:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...location.shtml

In order to get the most enjoyment out of your trip, I do suggest you track down a certain book to read more about the area. My favorite is Return To The Wild, by the late Norman Carr, whom is probably single-handedly more responsible than any other individual in helping to preserve South Luangwa as a wildlife sanctuary. It is about his raising of two orphaned lion cubs until they were four years old. The setting is mostly South Luangwa but does include some time in Kafue NP, as well. It is really a fascinating read.

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