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Post  chui on Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:02 pm

Hello Friends,

I am Keyur from Nairobi, Kenya but call me Chui which is my forum name and which means Leopard in kiswahili- i am not new to a lot of you here hint hint LW, ADMIN, LAI, SAFARI MAIDEN, WS, DOOGS - sorry it has taken me so long to post here since i registered - have been a lazy bum. I don't have any pets but one thing I do have is a strong passion for wildlife just like the others here. I actually got a warning message that my account is dormant cheers so its a wake up call!

Wont bore all too much - will try to be as regular as possible.

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Post  Doogs on Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:15 pm

JAMBO CHUI - Delighted to hear from you again

It certainly has been a long time but wonderful that you are back posting again, we will all look forward to your contributions in the near future.

You will probably see from looking around that there are a few of us coming over to Kenya shortly. 1st it's Anne-Marie at the end of August, I'm next arriving in Nairobi on Monday 5th September then Lai is at the end of September so lots of visitors !

We normally stay in the Serena in Nairobi but trying a fairly new hotel called The Tribe this year, have you heard of it ?

Great to hear from you again, Doogs
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:17 pm

kuwakaribisha kwenye jukwaa Chui

Hope you enjoy looking round the site. Lots of wild animals and plenty going on.

As you know my all time favourites are the animals from Africa - leopards being top of my list!

Look forward to your news Chui.

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Post  chui on Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:20 pm

Hey Doogs,

Thanks for the reply - which was fast!

Tribe is a nice boutique hotel but slightly out of Nairobi in Gigiri Area near the UN headquarters - location is good and hotel good as well only hitch is the distance - which is not an issue if you dont have much to do in Nairobi, its just that there is a lot of road construction going on in Nairobi at the moment thus traffic can be a bit of a nightmare. Whats your itineraries like?
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Post  whitestarling on Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:37 pm

Kubwa ya kusikia kutoka kwenu tena Chui. Karibu WAA
I hope all the family's OK, and look foreward to hearing your news from Kenya. LW's not well at the moment, but I'm sure once she's back she will be saying Hello to. I wondered if you had heard the latest news coming out about the Serengeti Road. We've posted some updates in the Invironment & Conservation Section

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Post  chui on Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:02 pm

Hi WS,

Thanks for the karibu kubwa cheers

The Serengeti Highway issue in my opinion is far from over! Personally I feel that this war will still rage on - I have my serious doubts on the integrity of Tanzania being committed to look for an alternate and put off the highway altogether even though they have officially written to the world so to speak. Only time will tell but for now I would not let my guard down.
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:35 pm

Wise words Chui - I am sure you are right, reading through the articles from Serengeti Watch and AWF it seems the road will still go ahead in some shape or form.

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Post  Safari Maiden on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:42 am

Hi Chui, its been a long time and great to have you back. Hope you and the family are well and you are looking after the Mara for us! It will be great to have more regular updates of the goings on in Kenya Wink

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Post  Doogs on Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:26 pm

Asante Sana Chui for the info on the Tribe Hotel cheers

We will not be bothered that it's slightly out of Nairobi as we will be 'chilling' for a couple of days after our Safari and before returning the UK. I believe there is a shopping mall beside the hotel which we may venture to but that will probably be it.

How far is the Hotel from Wilson Airport ? and then to NIA once we're going home ? Traffic is always busy in Nairobi so nothing new there lol!

Itinerary is as follows: Arrive on the 3rd Sept, night in Nairobi (Mayfair Southern Hotel formerly the Holiday Inn), fly to Samburu for 2 nights in the Intrepids, fly fm there to the Mara for 4 nights in the Mara Intrepids then 2 nights at the Tribe in Nairobi - can't wait !!! We're returning to Samburu for the 1st time since our very first visit to Kenya in 2006 but this will be our 4th time in the Mara Intrepids.

I hope the Serengeti Highway rumbles on for a long time yet, the more it rumbles the longer they take to start building it, if it's going ahead !
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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:03 am

Hi Chui!!

Good to see you here. I'm too heading off to Kenya this September! Any advice of what we can see in Nairobi (other that the DSWT, got that all booked)

Doogs, we arrive in Nairobi on 3rd September as well (6am, leaving Heathrow at 8pm on the Friday) and have one night in Nairobi before we fly down to the Mara from Wilson airport at about 11am.

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Post  Doogs on Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:46 am

Bottoms I got that wrong, sorry AM - we fly to London on 03/09 for two nights then fly out to Nairobi from Heathrow on Monday 05/09 oooops Embarassed

AM, are you planning on doing Giraffe Manor where you can feed the Giraffe ? We did it along with DSWT a couple of years ago, never laughed and smiled so much in all my life, it was wonderful Very Happy
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Post  whitestarling on Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:07 pm

Hi Chui
I wondered if you knew why Governers Camp have stopped doing game updates ?
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Post  chui on Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:20 pm

DOOGS - Nice itinerary - if you are Tribing at the end then you are fine. From Wilson to Tribe and depending on our horrendos traffic can take you an hour or slightly less and much much more if it rains. The Village Market mall is right next to the hotel so you can spend some time there and try all kinds of food at the food court.

AM - As doogs said you can enjoy some time at the Giraffe Center - http://giraffecenter.org/ - learn more about these tall and magnificent creatures and hand feed them as well. You may combine this with the Elephant orphanage, say hi to Miujiza at the animal orphanage and take lunch at Carnivore or Karen Blixen Coffee Garden. these are all in the same area so make a day out of it if you may. You may visit all the malls in Nairobi i.e. Westgate Mall, Galleria, Junction, Village Market and depending on which day you are in Nairobi you can also go curio shopping at a masai market at one of the malls.
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Post  chui on Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:28 pm

WS - I am surprised why they don't upload them regularly on their website though the reports do come regularly every month - can you guide me on how to post it in the relevant section with the photos cant seem to figure out :?:
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:02 pm

Anne Marie - Carnivore is very touristy and MEATY What a Face I would stay well clear!

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Utamaduni Craft Centre is quite fun to visit. We've not made it to Giraffe Manor yet, but hopefully this time as we've got more time in Nairobi.

http://utamaduni.com/

Also Talisman restaurant is nice http://www.talismanrestaurant.com/

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Post  Safari Maiden on Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:09 pm

Chui, the link below gives instructions on how to post photos to the forum. Hope this helps!

http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net/t224-how-to-upload-a-photo-from-your-pc

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:42 pm

Ooooooooooooops just seen this SM - I've replied also under different thread.

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:02 pm

chui wrote:WS - I am surprised why they don't upload them regularly on their website though the reports do come regularly every month - can you guide me on how to post it in the relevant section with the photos cant seem to figure out :?:
Hi Chui
There are a couple of ways of doing it. First if your getting it on the Internet, just post the Link as you've done on other posts, that's the easiest way. As it's a pain to copy, and paste the page, then copy pictures seperatly, and fit it into the text, the next easiest way is to take a photo of the whole page. You can do this, by clciking your start menu, clicking all programes, then choosing accessories. You will see snipping tool, click on that, the sreen goes pale, and it tells you to drag your curser around the area you want to take a photo of. You can then save it to your PC, and upload it to the forum. To find out how to do that follow the Link SM gave you in her post. I know it all sound complicated it does take a few goes to get the idea. But if you can tell me where to find their updates, or give me the link I will gladly do it, or untill you can see how to do it yourself. I always looked foreward to when you posted them, and also posting them myself as I thought they were really good. The update are posted in Wildlife Blogs section. This is the link to the post when I first started it.
http://wildaboutanimals.forumotion.net/t52-goveners-camp-masai-mara

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Post  Doogs on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:28 pm

Thanks for the info Chui and that's nice to hear there is a Village Market Mall right next to our hotel. It will be nice to get out and about to have a look around it
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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:51 pm

Thank you Doogs, Chui and Lai.

As we are staying at Ngong house we will definitely be visiting the Giraffe Centre as that is very close by Very Happy so much to cram into one day :)
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Post  littlewid on Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:29 pm

WOOHOO Chui is back cheers , it's so lovely to have you back on the site Chui, I was so delighted to see you had gotten back in touch. I hope the family is keeping well and no doubt you are as busy as ever.
I have a big smile on my face Very Happy it's just so lovely to have our old friend back again

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Post  whitestarling on Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:43 pm

I did'nt realise that the Drought in parts of Africa, and on the edges of your border where as bad as they are. Its been all over the news here in the past few days
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Post  Safari Maiden on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:11 am

I Agree I was thinking the same thing as well WS. The news reports were bringing back memories of Live Aid.

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:01 pm

The news reports have been horrendous to watch - will no hope of rain what on earth will happen?

It's just unbelievable to realise how bad things are.

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Post  Doogs on Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:00 pm

There has been some truly shocking pictures of both humans and animals, it's very very sad and a desperate situation over there. Even a little of the torrential rain we had up here at the weekend would have made a difference in Africa Sad
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