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Who's Been To Africa?

India sanjay Offline
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( This post was last modified: 09-08-2016, 03:35 PM by sanjay )

Hello @Pckts, Nice to see that you are fulfilling your dream. All  the best buddy and have a joyful and memorable journey.

We will wait for pics and your experience. Currently, are you in UAE ?
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Thanks @sanjay
Right now I'm in the UAE, I'm about to go on a desert safari which includes camel riding... Haha
Should be interesting. 
We went to the Dubai mall today and saw the aquarium, they have a massive salt water croc displayed there, I got some good pics of him, I'll post them once I'm back.
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(09-08-2016, 05:11 PM)Pckts Wrote: Thanks @sanjay
Right now I'm in the UAE, I'm about to go on a desert safari which includes camel riding... Haha
Should be interesting. 
We went to the Dubai mall today and saw the aquarium, they have a massive salt water croc displayed there, I got some good pics of him, I'll post them once I'm back.

Hey Pockets,
We've had our differences in the past, I consider it water under the bridge. I want to
wish you a safe and happy trip. I do look forward to the pics you will post. Once again,
enjoy!
Chaos
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Canada Shardul Offline
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Best of luck @Pckts ! This is a once in a lifetime journey, make the most of it :)
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Chaos said that very well, there is nothing more to say...

Enjoy your trip PCKTS!

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United States Pckts Offline
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Thanks guys, tomorrow is the big day. I'll finally get to do something I've dreamt about for my entire life, I'll make sure to document it.

Btw.
Dubai=Amazing

Definitely a perfect stop, probably not a place you want to vacation for a long period of time but it's definitely somewhere you want to visit at least once. I just got done at the burj khalifia (tallest building in the world) and its amazing!
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( This post was last modified: 09-10-2016, 12:32 PM by Pckts )

Well unfortunately my flight to kilomajaro got delayed and I'm currently sitting in the airport but something amazing happened, another person who got screwed on our same flight is Shaji Mohammed, he is another wildlife photographer and we are having an amazing discussion. He's seen lions in Africa and Asia, tigers from Ranth,kahna, Tadoba and more. I'll make sure to give cliff notes as well. 
Everything happens for a reason I guess.

Hopefully we catch a flight later tonight.

Update: flight booked, I'll be in Africa by 11 tonight
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India sanjay Offline
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( This post was last modified: 09-10-2016, 03:06 PM by sanjay )

Awesome packts,
As much as we are reading you we are getting more excited Happy

You can post your non-wildlife experience on nationwarrior too.
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( This post was last modified: 09-11-2016, 09:18 AM by Pckts )

Notes from shaji discussion

His opinions below:

Tigers are larger than lions.
Shivaji or Waghdoh are the largest tigers he's seen
Sri Lanken leopards are not the largest leopards, African leopards are.
Believes ustaad shouldn't have been removed
Asiatic lions are not exciting, they are very tame compared to their African counterparts due to the fd proceedures with them.
Munna is a normal sized tiger but very mellow with tourists.
Ranthambhore males aren't any larger than any other males he's seen.
He's photographed polar bears and Jaguars in the pantanal as well.
Went to the Sunderbans but couldn't photograph a tiger, it's really rare. Compared it to a 1/500 chance
The largest tigers he's seen are from Tadoba (Shivaji, wagdoh)
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Question to our correspondent in Africa: How is Africa? Landscape? People?

Tell us about the organisation of the trip.
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United States Pckts Offline
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( This post was last modified: 09-10-2016, 08:02 PM by Pckts )

Unfortunately my flight was changed so now I'm on my way to Nairobi then to Arusha, I will update as soon as I begin my Safari adventure. But so far, my booking company as been extremely accommodating with my unforeseen changes, they are called 365 safari.
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United States Pckts Offline
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Off on day one of safari.... tarangire, here we come!
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United States Pckts Offline
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Tarangire was amazing, I can't wait to post my images, it's already been my favorite trip ever.
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where is your report, brother? We are waiting for the news!
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I get very little wifi in the Serengeti, but I have seen every animal you can think of, all I have left for the big five is a leopard. Today will be our first full day through the Serengeti, we're leaving very early to try and spot rhino, I got yelled at by an elephant for clicking with my flash on, capes all over the place and hyena calls at night. We saw the crater from above, spotted two rhino with binoculars, it's amazing there. 
We stopped at oludpi gorge, not "olduvi" btw, it's been incorrectly named by German discoverers. 
I'll give a full update once o have better wifi, but now it's time for a full day through the Serengeti, wish me luck.
This has been the most amazing trip of my life, I can't wait to talk in depth with you guys about it.
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