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Helpful Hints & Preparations for going on a Safari

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:20 pm

it does look amazing and I think its also close to the two other places you mentioned.

I think 2011 sounds like a very good year for a safari, I think you should get that booked!! Going to get a new camera as well!! All money money money, but well worth it Very Happy:D
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:03 pm

Yes, I think Doogs is planning on going maybe October 2011. I am making enquiries at the moment for Feb 2011 or Sept/Oct 2011. I bought a camera on ebay a few years ago for some friends of mine who live in Kenya - it's well worth looking as plenty of deals around.

Having said that your photos have been amazing -



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Post  littlewid on Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:07 pm

Anne-Marie, thats all soooooooooooo exciting bounce I bet you wish it was september this year Very Happy it all sounds so wonderful and I am so pleased for you it's just going to be amazing......if you need a Nurse to come with you just incase either of you get sick or something, you know where I am Oooooooo all those Ele's you are going to see, just wonderful, you shouldn't wish the time away but I hope it comes round real soon for you

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Post  Safari Maiden on Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:24 pm

AM just so you are aware Im now hiring myself out as a Safari PA excellent rates and am available in September 2011!!

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Post  littlewid on Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:27 pm

Actually Anne-Marie, I wil be keeping SM far too busy in September for time off and I think having a Nurse with you is far more important and useful than a safari PA ........i'm availabe as I said before lol! lol! lol!

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:19 am

But then again Anne-Marie you could just have someone who just loves safaris - neither nurse nor PA


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Post  whitestarling on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:32 am

cheers cheers That sounds like me. You dont want to be messing around with Nurses, and PA's. What you need is a guide, and I've got the biggest white stick you've ever seen. scratch
Sounds as though your going to have a fabulous time AM, a Honymoon to remember, and all those lttle elles to see as well
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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:46 am

A nurse, a PA, a guide and someone who just love's safari's (and is also an excellent photographer) sounds just like what I need to take with me!!

Ahh I can't wait! This time in 13 months I'll be on my way down to the mara after seeing my little elephants!!!!
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Post  Doogs on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:50 am

Hey AM absolutely delighted for you that you've booked your honeymoon and I can think of no better place to spend it than where you are going, fab cheers You're sooooo gonna love it.

Brilliant that you've got into the Governors, Marsh Pride on your door step, how cooool and as Lai has said already it's a great location within the Mara. Time as well in Nairobi so you can go and see your beloved elephant just brill

Where are you staying in Mombasa ?

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:04 pm

cheers cheers cheers

I'm a little bit excited!! Hoepfully lots and lots of pictures from the Mara and i've spent hours reading reviews on Governors and got goosebumps.

We're staying at Leopard Beach in Mombasa (well its just south) in one of their cottages Very Happy
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Post  Doogs on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:09 pm

Don't blame you !!!

We stayed in the Serena when we went in 2006 but friends we met on Safari fm Scotland stayed at the Leopard Beach and loved it - the decor looked amazing in their photos :)


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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:18 pm

I am thinking you may have lots of helpers with this trip Anne-Marie, we need to get Doogs along as well - the more the merrier ................... oooooooops just remembered it's your honeymoon Laughing

The best ele photos I managed to get when we had 100's of them coming across the marsh and going into the woods was just by Governors Camp. You will just love it - eles everywhere, so much so we didn't know where to point our cameras and which ones to look at.


Very Happy Couldn't resist just one ele photo Very Happy

I am just so pleased for you both what a fantastic time you'll have.



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Post  Doogs on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:21 pm

We're defo going back next year, couldn't go another year without being in the Mara !!! We will be going Sept / October time.

Lovely photo Lai elephant I love you
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:28 pm

Thanks Doogs - i am determined to sort through my 1362 photos this weekend!!!

Always good to have a plan for returning to the Mara

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Post  Doogs on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:29 pm

1362 affraid Razz Wink
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:35 pm

I know - new camera and I got a bit carried away, oh i did delete plenty before i downloaded them What a Face

So i need a quiet time to go through them and crop them and then i want to blow up a few for the house - Pete can print them for me in an ideal world.

Just one more ele photo for today elephant right by GOVERNORS CAMP !!!



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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:42 pm

Ok, I really want to let out a squeal at those photos!! i do hope i manage to get some like that! And how amazing that its right by governors!! cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

Glad to hear good reports on Leopard Beach Doogs, I've been on tripadvisor and all those were good. Interestingly our other option was Serena Very Happy

I wonder how many pictures I'll take?? Very Happy Very Happy

Might see you out there Doogs!!
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Post  Doogs on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:43 pm

Now that would be cool if we could all meet up in the Mara cheers
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:00 pm

I am guessing Anne-Marie that if you see the amount of eles we saw you'll take 100s

Guess what? You might see me and Pete too How cool to meet over sundowners

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Post  littlewid on Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:48 pm

You'll see me too, cos your deffo packing me as your Nurse........need to get a passport first though me thinks

Ooooooo Anne-Marie, it's soooooooo exciting for you, what an amazing adventure your going to have

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:29 am

Meet up in the Mara sounds like a plan!! How funny would that be Very Happy

This time in 13 months I'll be in the Mara!! I think I'm going to become unbearable soon!!!
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:31 am

13 months plenty of time to...........

learn Swahili

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Post  Doogs on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:35 am

I try too Lai but it's not an easy language to pick up !!! No

Jambo (Hello) and Asante Sana (Thank You Very Much) are always appreciated by the locals :)
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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:38 am

Thank you Very Happy

Is it a case of say it how you read it?
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Post  Doogs on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:41 am

Jambo straight forward AM and as it reads.

A-San-tae-Sana is how you pronounce 'Thank You Very Much' Wink
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