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Old 02-24-2018, 12:25 PM
 
Location: On the road
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Yes, I agree that those villagers are putting on a show.
Those "visit the village" things can be pretty cheesy and contrived, but it doesn't mean you can't actually learn something or see something interesting. You might walk around to see the houses they live in, or how they make dye from berries, or how they trap crabs with old soda bottles, or whatever. Personally I find it can be pretty cringeworthy when people are paying $5 to take pictures of the chicks with the long neck rings but whatever.

Do you what you want to do man, everything doesn't have to be about getting some genuine deep understanding of the local culture.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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An update, I ended up changing my mind and am doing the Southern Africa trip. The Kenya one had camping that was a little too rustic for my liking. So I'll wait until I can afford one with better accommodation. I'll have to skip Etosha but will try for a trip just to Namibia in the future. If all goes well I'll see a part of Africa in 2019!
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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An update, I ended up changing my mind and am doing the Southern Africa trip. The Kenya one had camping that was a little too rustic for my liking. So I'll wait until I can afford one with better accommodation. I'll have to skip Etosha but will try for a trip just to Namibia in the future. If all goes well I'll see a part of Africa in 2019!
Where all will you be visiting?
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:08 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Where all will you be visiting?
The tour starts in Windhoek, and goes to Ghanzi in the Kalahari, Maun in the Okavango, Chobe National Park, and ends in Victoria Falls. I plan on staying at least one or two more days after the tour ends in Victoria Falls.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:09 AM
 
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The tour starts in Windhoek, and goes to Ghanzi in the Kalahari, Maun in the Okavango, Chobe National Park, and ends in Victoria Falls. I plan on staying at least one or two more days after the tour ends in Victoria Falls.
Sounds great!
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The tour starts in Windhoek, and goes to Ghanzi in the Kalahari, Maun in the Okavango, Chobe National Park, and ends in Victoria Falls. I plan on staying at least one or two more days after the tour ends in Victoria Falls.
Agree with the above poster...suonds awesome
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:44 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Sounds great!
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Agree with the above poster...suonds awesome
I'm excited. I hope to make at least four more trips at some point before I'm too old. I'm hoping to hit Kenya, Uganda (if I can get in better shape), Tanzania, and Namibia in more depth. This will be my first visit.
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I'm excited. I hope to make at least four more trips at some point before I'm too old. I'm hoping to hit Kenya, Uganda (if I can get in better shape), Tanzania, and Namibia in more depth. This will be my first visit.
You're never too old. Last year, at 78, I added Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana to my life list.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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You're never too old. Last year, at 78, I added Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana to my life list.
I plan on traveling well into old age, I just hope I can fit it all in. I have a big list that is mostly Africa and Latin America. I just know some of these like Uganda and Peru will require me to get into better shape.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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We will be traveling to Southern Africa in June from the Middle East. Plan to visit relative in Mozambique and also go to South Africa and Namibia. How is it renting a car in S Africa and Nambia? I have driven in Australia (left hand side) but more concerned about safety particularly in Capetown/and or joburg if we rent.
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