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Old December 12th, 2003, 10:12 PM
Martin Pergler
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This past October, I went on a 3 week trip to southern Africa. We
visited Kruger, the Klein Drakensberg, went caneoing down the Zambezi
River (Zimbabwe side), stayed at Musango camp on Lake Kariba, and
explored the Cape Town area for a few days.

The web and Usenet were very helpful in organizing the trip
(independent travel, not part of a tour group). In the spirit of
giving something back, I have posted photos and a few words on
logistics and arrangements at:

http://pergler.netfirms.com/africa

Hope this is helpful, and happy to answer questions

Martin Pergler
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Old December 13th, 2003, 09:34 AM
Deirdre Saoirse Moen
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In article ,
(Martin Pergler) wrote:

This past October, I went on a 3 week trip to southern Africa. We
visited Kruger, the Klein Drakensberg, went caneoing down the Zambezi
River (Zimbabwe side), stayed at Musango camp on Lake Kariba, and
explored the Cape Town area for a few days.

The web and Usenet were very helpful in organizing the trip
(independent travel, not part of a tour group). In the spirit of
giving something back, I have posted photos and a few words on
logistics and arrangements at:

http://pergler.netfirms.com/africa

I'm getting a 404 on that URL.

--
_Deirdre http://deirdre.net
"Dogs may have kept us company on the hunt, but it was the cats who
insisted we invent houses and discover fire." -- Khiem Tran
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Old December 13th, 2003, 06:29 PM
Scott Elliot
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Default Trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe this past October: report and photos

"Deirdre Saoirse Moen" wrote in message
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In article ,
(Martin Pergler) wrote:

This past October, I went on a 3 week trip to southern Africa. We
visited Kruger, the Klein Drakensberg, went caneoing down the Zambezi
River (Zimbabwe side), stayed at Musango camp on Lake Kariba, and
explored the Cape Town area for a few days.

The web and Usenet were very helpful in organizing the trip
(independent travel, not part of a tour group). In the spirit of
giving something back, I have posted photos and a few words on
logistics and arrangements at:

http://pergler.netfirms.com/africa

I'm getting a 404 on that URL.


So did I. Remove the /africa part from the end of the URL and go to his
home page. Then click the link to his Africa trip.

There are some good pictures, although a few of them have incorrect titles.
I was interested because it has been quite a few years since I went to
Zimbabwe and I would like to go back some time, but am uncertain about
travel and safety conditions.

Scott


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Old December 14th, 2003, 03:12 PM
Martin Pergler
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Default Trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe this past October: report and photos

"Scott Elliot" wrote in message news:[email protected]
"Deirdre Saoirse Moen" wrote in message
...
In article ,
(Martin Pergler) wrote:

The web and Usenet were very helpful in organizing the trip
(independent travel, not part of a tour group). In the spirit of
giving something back, I have posted photos and a few words on
logistics and arrangements at:

http://pergler.netfirms.com/africa

I'm getting a 404 on that URL.


There are some good pictures, although a few of them have incorrect titles.
I was interested because it has been quite a few years since I went to
Zimbabwe and I would like to go back some time, but am uncertain about
travel and safety conditions.

Scott


Sorry about the URL. It should have been
http://pergler.netfirms.com/africa.html
I've gone back and kluged it so even using the old URL should work via
a redirect.

Any title corrections appreciated (email, let's not clutter up
newsgroup) to the extent people feel it is worth it. I made notes, but
I rather expected to get around to organizing my photos sooner than 2
months later...

Zimbabwe safety - I put a short discussion on the logistics page
(http://pergler.netfirms.com/Africalogistics.htm - I think that's
right this time ) The brief answer is that where we went (Kariba and
area) and when we went, there was no occasion at which we felt unsafe
or threatened. There were very few tourists, which actually made for
an excellent experience - basically an experienced, quality tourist
infrastructure thirsting for visitors. The people are suffering,
however, as a consequence of the systemic economic collapse.

Cheers, Martin
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Old December 15th, 2003, 09:20 AM
JPW
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Default Trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe this past October: report and photos


"Martin Pergler" a écrit

Zimbabwe safety - I put a short discussion on the logistics page
(http://pergler.netfirms.com/Africalogistics.htm - I think that's
right this time ) The brief answer is that where we went (Kariba and
area) and when we went, there was no occasion at which we felt unsafe
or threatened. There were very few tourists, which actually made for
an excellent experience - basically an experienced, quality tourist
infrastructure thirsting for visitors. The people are suffering,
however, as a consequence of the systemic economic collapse.
Cheers, Martin


thanks for information

I've been in southern africa last year and I'll return next year

do you travel to lake kariba By road ??

Thanks for your anwser and pardon for my poor english
I'm french

You can see some pictures of my last travel on my web site (in french)
my site : http://revafrique.com
last travel in southern africa is "let there be rain"
you can see the pictures by choosing in menu on left :
"les albums"

thanks

jp wolniaczyk from france


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Old December 15th, 2003, 03:24 PM
Martin Pergler
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Default Trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe this past October: report and photos

do you travel to lake kariba By road ??

Thanks for your anwser and pardon for my poor english
I'm french


Nous sommes alle en avion jusq'a Lusaka, et puis par auto (avec
chauffeur, arrange par l'agence de voyages) de Lusaka a Kariba - a peu
pres 3 1/2 heures. A cause des regulations d'essence et des
inspections aux frontieres, on etait content de ne pas falloir
conduire soi-memes.

De Kariba a Musango on a pris un petit avion (20 minutes). Les seuls
autres tourists que nous avons rencontres (sauf d'un medecin americain
en vacances, en train d'aller par bicyclette d'un cote de Zim a
l'autre...) sont venus en avion charter de Malawi jusq'a Kariba et
puis allaient aussi en avion a Victoria Falls. Plus cher,
certainement, mais ca gagne du temps. Enfin, on a passe un jour
complet en route au debut et a la fin de la visite au Zim.

Short translation: We flew in to Lusaka and had a car and driver take
us to Kariba. You can also fly by charter aircraft, which saves time.
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Old December 16th, 2003, 05:13 AM
JPW
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Default Trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe this past October: report and photos

"Martin Pergler" a écrit

Nous sommes alle en avion jusq'a Lusaka.......


merci pour la réponse et bravo pour votre français !!

best regards...

jpw


 




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