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Africa 2017, Botswana - Zambia, Chobe, and Okavango, OH MY! G.A.P.S.

 
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Jan 26, 2017 18:03 |  #1

:)

And so it is on,. this summer my lovely wife Liz and I will be Joining fellow POTN Moderator Olli, Stan, Sandra, and Bill from Cape town on an amazing adventure all organized once again by "Africa's greatest tour Guide" and forum contributor Dave "Condyk"!


Here is the itinerary in short


Sat 22 ----- Xakanaxa - Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Sun 23 ---- Xakanaxa - Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Mon 24---- Khwai - Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Tue 25 ---- Khwai - Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Wed 26 --- Savuti - Linyanti, Botswana
Thur 27 --- Muchenje - Chobe, Botswana
Fri 28 ----- Muchenje - Chobe, Botswana
Sat 29 ---- Kazungula - Chobe, Botswana
Sun 30 --- Kazungula - Chobe, Botswana
Mon 31 --- Senyati - Lesoma Valley, Botswana
Tue 1 ----- Nxai Pan Camp - Kalahari, Botswana
Wed 2 ---- Nxai Pan Camp - Kalahari, Botswana

Can not tell you how excited I am!


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Jan 27, 2017 02:00 |  #2

the gear list alone for such a trip would be awesome....


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Jan 27, 2017 06:52 |  #3

I'm following this thread, Jake, hoping we will get many updates and ultimately pics from the journey from all of you travellers, so we, who can not join you lucky souls, can enjoy the experience vicariously. I can so imagine your excitement! How many times does this make for you, Jake?


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Jan 27, 2017 13:30 |  #4

For me, the second time. The itinerary is stacking up to be a very impressive trip! So excited!


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Jan 28, 2017 09:28 |  #5

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18256269 (external link)
:)

And so it is on,. this summer my lovely wife Liz and I will be Joining fellow POTN Moderator Olli, Stan, Sandra, and Bill from Cape town on an amazing adventure all organized once again by "Africa's greatest tour Guide" and forum contributor Dave "Condyk"!


Here is the itinerary in short


Sat 22 ----- Xakanaxa - Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Sun 23 ---- Xakanaxa - Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Mon 24---- Khwai - Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Tue 25 ---- Khwai - Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Wed 26 --- Savuti - Linyanti, Botswana
Thur 27 --- Muchenje - Chobe, Botswana
Fri 28 ----- Muchenje - Chobe, Botswana
Sat 29 ---- Kazungula - Zambezi, Zambia
Sun 30 --- Kazungula - Zambezi, Zambia
Mon 31 --- Senyati - Lesoma Valley, Botswana
Tue 1 ----- Nxai Pan Camp - Kalahari, Botswana
Wed 2 ---- Nxai Pan Camp - Kalahari, Botswana

Can not tell you how excited I am!

And the month is?


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Jan 28, 2017 14:22 |  #6

july/august


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Jan 29, 2017 01:59 as a reply to CyberDyneSystems's post |  #7

Not jealous at all :mrgreen:

Should be a great trip, meanwhile I'll put up with the Barbary Macaques that roam around my town.


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Jan 29, 2017 02:13 |  #8

Those are the exact days I will be shooting the Supergirl Pro and US Open of Surfing contests. Not sure which one I would rather be doing. I am a little jealous, a safari is on my list for sure. Cant wait to see the results and gear list.


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Jan 29, 2017 10:49 |  #9

Jake,

Congrats on your upcoming trip. I subscribed also. With your new 500 ll and 5D IV, you're set. I'll bet you come back with photos that make you smile over and over again.


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Jan 29, 2017 11:29 |  #10

I was not invited ... AGAIN!


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Jan 29, 2017 18:20 |  #11

Chet wrote in post #18258686 (external link)
I was not invited ... AGAIN!


Really, I mailed the invitation weeks ago.. :rolleyes:


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Jan 29, 2017 21:32 |  #12

Well good for all of you, a trip like this is definitely something to "look" forward to. Wishing you safe travels and a great time. Keep those cards safe, looking forward to any images you can share with us on your return.


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Jul 16, 2017 18:39 |  #13

Currently rolling up lenses, batteries and bodies in Boxers, socks and T-Shirts to stuff into carry on.
500mm is strapped down to the rails of my rolling Samsonite,. ;)

Checked bag has a tripod, chargers and the 500mm's lens bag for when we get there so far.

Now where am I going to put my other stuff?


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CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18403594 (external link)
Currently rolling up lenses, batteries and bodies in Boxers, socks and T-Shirts to stuff into carry on.
500mm is strapped down to the rails of my rolling Samsonite,. ;
Checked bag has a tripod, chargers and the 500mm's lens bag for when we get there so far.

Now where am I going to put my other stuff?

First off you don't need no "other stuff"... :mrgreen:


I assume at some point we will get a blow by blow, day by day account of the trip.

So fun. Lucky you.




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Jul 16, 2017 19:45 |  #15

When we went in 2006, there was not a lot of opportunity for a blow by blow, but we did manage some updates.
I imagine that things might be a bit more connected, but truly I have no idea.

Sadly, I am the WORST at social media-ing while on the road, so no promises :)
I actually tend instead to break out a pencil and a pocket sized journal.

Oh, and of course,. I take lots of pictures :)


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