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Planning a Kenya Safari Trip

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Location: Australia
Feb 28, 2012 01:00 |  #16

Thanks limey, checked your trip pictures they are awesome

1D MK IV,7D Grip, 24-105mm f4, 50mm f/1.8, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, 500mm f4 IS II, canon 580 & 430 EXII

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Joined Mar 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado
Mar 14, 2012 17:31 |  #17

Thanks for the thoughts and specs everyone! I'm puting together some safari stats for a trip after a Kilimanjaro summit. I'm still trying to determine if I need a larger zoom and this is all very helpful.

7D | 5D | 10-22mm EF-S | 24-105mm f/4 L IS | 70-200mm f/4 L IS | 100-400mm L IS | 50mm f/1.4 | Tamaron 18-270mm

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Location: the Netherlands
Apr 09, 2012 06:47 |  #18

Just ask AYLIS to bring along some beanbags, no need to bring one over from Down Under, instead bring a second body. AYLIS is a small but very dependable company and if you do get Kamara as your driver / guide you have a good one. I did bring along the 500, 70-200, 28-70, 1.4 and 2 bodies. Next time I plan to take along the Wimberley head II and a Manfrotto 035 super clamp. I did change the clamp knob on it (for a round one) as the room between the rail and the roof it a little bit too small to be able to tighten it correctly. Leave early around 0615 and pack a brunch, make the most of the Masai Mara. I never had breakfast at Nyumbu.

They're planning to switch over to 220V in the excellent tents. In 2011 they were using low voltage lights, lights in the tent were much better than I experienced in other camps. Laundry is cheap and returned within 24 hours. Nyumbu is a basic camp, no pool, food is good and reasonably varied, staff are very nice and helpful, tent is excellent, has a shower and a toilet inside. They use English extension cord-multi sockets in the main guest area. You may want to bring multi socket and attach a UK plug to it. Getting to see a crossing is a hit and miss affair. No guarantees are given and be prepared to have to wait > 4 hours to see if something happens. In 2011 I counted 17 hot air balloons, a few years earlier there were only 4. Companies seem to pop up faster than bunnies can breed. Wish you a very nice trip!

Canon 1D X, 1Ds Mk III, 1D IV, 1D II,1V hs, 500 4 IS L, 300 2.8 IS L, 70-200 2.8 IS L, 24-70 2.8 L, 16-35 2.8L, 100mm 2.8 Macro, Gitzo 5530 sytematic tripod, Arca Swiss Z1 & Wimberley Head II.

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