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So.... We're going to Kenya then

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Skywatcher, Feb 2, 2010.

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    Carpe Diem

    Carpe trip to Africa :mental:

    Going in August - its just South of the Equator so we can say we have been to a new continent and a new hemisphere

    Staying at the Voyager hotel - for all the Star Trek :geekon:

    Safaris run close by, there is a Animal enclosure close by where you can feed Giraffe and Giant Tortoises ( sorry Josh) as well as a butterfly place. Hotel has its own reef :mental: glass bottom boats etc etc, Indian ocean, monkeys that come and sit on your balcony.

    :mental: , I am going to have to buy a DSLR for no other reason than the birds and wildlife.

    The site at Nyali has a few swahili words to learn including Hakuna Matata and Asante Sana,

    We are going to live the Lion King

    Excited? Just a bit :D
     
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    Wow. Trips to Africa from the US are SOOOOOO expensive these days that we couldn't even begin to consider it. I hope you have a great time. This is my dream (come on lottery.)
     
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    Congratulations on booking, I would love to go there, maybe next year.
    Plenty of pics will have to be taken please.

    Can I ask who your going with?
     
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    We are going with First Choice - much cheaper than the Virgin holidays, same hotel

    John, this will work out cheaper than our Disney Stay by some way, and we are having the Premium seats which are way way cheaper than Virgin.

    9 Hour flight, but what an adventure it promises to be.
     
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    Mega congrats! I hope to do the same one day soon :yes:

    canon 7D :D
     
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    I feel a thread in gadgets and gizmos coming on I have to admit, more specifically on lenses - have to make use of my 2 canon lenses I have.

    OOoo they use British 3 pin plugs

    Visa has to be pain in US dollars - bit odd

    Can take stuff to a local orphanage :thumbsup:

    This is probably going to be a dream come true

    Oh ;) and I will see the Southern constellations for the first time as well - maybe if I forgo clothes I can take my scope
     
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    That`s great news Chris, you will have a ball. :thumbsup:
    Whichever camera you choose though, make sure to get an air tight bag to contain the camera when you are travelling to the game reserves.
    The roads are very dusty and with the dust being so fine it really caked my camera even though I put it in it`s case inside a zip up camera bag!
     
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    Wow, how exciting! I bet the boys are thrilled.
     
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    Injections. :eek:
     
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    This is so exciting! I cannot wait for the trip report!!
     
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    He hasn't finished the last one yet despite saying if he didn't do it we could ban him. :unimpressed:
     
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    Wow, I have wanted to go to Africa for a very long time. DH wanted to go to Florida. We went for his choice first and haven't been anywhere else since discovering WDW.

    I got my name because I wanted to go on safari

    You'll all have an amazing time...........lions!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Fair point Dawn but we did have a few other things going on :yes: and yes there will be injections and malaria meds but this will be worth it. Excited about all the small wildlife not just the big game.
     
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    But...injections. :thud:

    No way will Steven consent to that for any holiday in the known universe. :lol:
     
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    :WOW: how exciting!!!
     
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    :lol: I'm with Steven on that one.
     
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    What is the temperature likely to be when you go?
     
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    good lad!!

    now what lenses do you have?
     

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