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    Leftovers for the scavengers.


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    ^ Those two had a system. Guide said she was his latest induction into the harem so he took her away on a "honeymoon," of sorts which was comprised of:

    sex
    sleep
    sex
    sleep
    she hunts
    they eat
    rinse and repeat

    Most honeymoons last about 5 days or until he's satisfied that she's impregnated.



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    Good one Hick carry on.

    Great to see these animals still surviving and being conserved rather than becoming part of someone dinner.

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    Cheers Birding. Means a lot coming from you - master photographer.

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    Guide liked to refer to the wildebeest as the "dumbest animal that's ever lived."

    He's seen them walk right up to a pride of lions before.


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    Saddle-billed stork in the foreground


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    I was really looking forward to get some shots of aggressive elephants....I know....I know....the guide neither.

    Anyways, while he did have to hit reverse pretty quickly a few times, nothing got too out of control.


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    Reminds me of Wilbur Smith novels.

    Pretty cool but looks like it all might get a little boring after a few days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Pretty cool but looks like it all might get a little boring after a few days?
    It really couldn't - at least for me. Just being in the presence of those massive beasts was...electrifying to say the least. Any one of the 4-5 resorts we stationed at, I could easily do a week. That said, the moving around kept it pretty new and exciting.

    Next year (or the following) I plan to hit Namibia and do it on my own (meaning: rent a sizable 4x4 with roof camping, etc.)

    Should be a blast.


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    Kilimanjaro was pretty shrouded that day. We were lucky to get a peek at all given the time of year.


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    This is the closest we got to a leopard. I need a stronger zoom!


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    I'd imagine they've seen some leopards up close and more personal than they cared for em' to be.



    Most of you probably know that before lions became protected, the Masai boys would have to go out into the bush alone and cane one of the feisty simbas with a spear before achieving adulthood.

    Now they perform alternative sports in order to be accepted.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.024b54ab6069

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    What were the day & night temps?

    Trying to decide if I could survive without aircon

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    80 F ~ 60 F September's a fine month to go.

    That 'Saudi Sites' thread (one down) we were averaging 110 F ~ 82 F, ya big girl's blouse.

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    lol yeah I hate sleepin' when its hot

    Big ole temp sissy here

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    Roger that. Kenyan resorts were all mods con and affordable. .

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    ^ This was the absolute lowest grade room we had in the package and it was comfy (lake Nakura).

    Unless one were to count the "executive safari tent" where we stayed on a windy night near the border of Tanzania / Kilimanjaro - but that was too sweet to discount. My favorite for sure. We heard a pack of hyenas through the night, no doubt scoping out the garbage and possibly the yipes of an African wild dog pack further out. Neither ever presented themselves for a shot, sadly. The latter is quite endangered at this time.

    Air was an option but unnecessary. It was breezy and cool through the night.



    Grazers out back kept us company.



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    Another successful rogering...


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    Wifey was intent on getting on the ground in this locale, grabbed her pack and went hiking. Much to the dismay and concern of our guide I hotfooted it to get ahead of her. There was a cool shady spot on top of the hill she had focused on and I was concerned a pride of lions may have made it their home. All was fine, not a predator to be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Anyways, while he did have to hit reverse pretty quickly a few times, nothing got too out of control.
    This is about one second before he stomped on reverse!



    To the repo comments: You're very welcome. Glad you enjoyed the thread.

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