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'Quick trip' to Africa proves to be a resounding success

'Quick trip' to Africa proves to be a resounding success

Old Aug 4th 2007, 8:57 pm
Pat Anderson
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Default Re: 'Quick trip' to Africa proves to be a resounding success

In message <[email protected]>, Liz Leyden
<[email protected]> writes
>In message <[email protected]>
> Hans-Georg Michna <[email protected]>
>> To be honest, like most people, I would not have thought of a
>> quick trip to Africa when planning for a vacation. By quick I
>> mean eight days with my feet actually on African soil. Add three
>> days to get there and back and you have 11 days away.
>Whatever we might think, short safaris seem to be The Thing.
>The other day I was in a local travel agent's. As the assistants were
>both on the phone, I started to browse the brochures and soon homed in
>on the Safari one - by a company I didn't know. A quick shufty
>revealed several short (I mean 3 or 4 nights ex Maun) safaris in
>Botswana before an excited clerkess was available (only to be
>disappointed when I was just booking a seat on the bus for the camera
>club's day trip!)
>Next, I browsed the Trailfinders brochure, where I find:
>Gorillas through the mist: a walking safari in Rwanda - 3 nights ex
>Fly-in Masai Mara (2 nights ex Nairobi)
> ... and several seven nights safaris.
I too have seen these safari ndogos ( bad Swahili! ) such as leave
London on Thursday, visit Zanzibar or go on safari and return the
following Monday. A short trip like that would kill me, I need at least
two weeks! I have met many businessmen on flights to Nairobi who have
been going out to attend meetings and then back home a few days later, I
suppose we are all different. Good on those who can do the short
Pat Anderson

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