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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    where do you go and arrange for such trips?
    any contacts please?
    Try PacWest travel, or the people in Planet traveller or Adventure 21 or X-boundaries. They can help you also make sure you have the right gear.
    Alpha

  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post

    it's convenient for you guys but for gals....
    many women go on the tours as well. You'll be fine, and may even have a group of girls with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    so i lug my luggage and camera bag with me throughout the entire trip?!?!??!???
    At least a 30L daypack or duffel bag. Your main luggage (try to travel light) you can keep with the concierge in the hotel in town.
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    HUH

    it's convenient for you guys but for gals....
    I asked the same question to a friend of mine who went to Everest Base camp. Hey, what did you do when no bushes ? "Find a boulder loh" was her answer !!!!!!!

    Jeanie,
    Its really good you started this thread. Have wanted to do a similar trip, but afraid to go at it alone. For me safety and security is of utmost importance. Not afraid of getting killed, but definitely afraid of getting mugged. Can sleep anywhere, shower anywhere, eat anything (grass also can. munch munch munch...)
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Try PacWest travel, or the people in Planet traveller or Adventure 21 or X-boundaries. They can help you also make sure you have the right gear.
    planet traveller and such?
    i got a feeling they will ask me get this and that.wont they?
    ended up more $ spent.
    no?

  6. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    many women go on the tours as well. You'll be fine, and may even have a group of girls with you.
    that's what i do not want.
    best is, i bring only 1 friend with me, and an entire 4WD just the 2 of us(not including driver and guide and cook lah).

    the more gals, the more noise.like that shoot what?animals chao buay hu

  7. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkw View Post
    jeanie,
    try this -->
    http://www.africageographic.com/expe....asp?showall=1

    More luxurious, but it'll cost ya.....
    Yup, it's much more expensive...

    Jeanie, sponsor my trip and I'll be your bodyguard and cam gear carrier.
    Alpha

  8. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by asterixsg View Post
    I asked the same question to a friend of mine who went to Everest Base camp. Hey, what did you do when no bushes ? "Find a boulder loh" was her answer !!!!!!!

    Jeanie,
    Its really good you started this thread. Have wanted to do a similar trip, but afraid to go at it alone. For me safety and security is of utmost importance. Not afraid of getting killed, but definitely afraid of getting mugged. Can sleep anywhere, shower anywhere, eat anything (grass also can. munch munch munch...)

    easier for you guys lah.want to pee, just pull out.

    gals really more troublesome.not to mention if time of the month, piang eh...jialatlat!

    i always wanted to do something like this, but only thing i cannot get over is accomodation.

    else, i would have done tibet.

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    planet traveller and such?
    i got a feeling they will ask me get this and that.wont they?
    ended up more $ spent.
    no?
    Not necessarily. They do have the gear, but they'll generally give you the right advice on what you *should* bring, and exactly the right amount. I went to Adventure 21 and X-Boundaries for my Kilimanjaro gear. At first i thought they were ripping me off, but in the end I really needed the stuff they sold me, and the extra-quality stuff they sell is still in perfect condition for future trips. My teammates bought the cheaper stuff and it failed halfway up the mountain.
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  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Yup, it's much more expensive...

    Jeanie, sponsor my trip and I'll be your bodyguard and cam gear carrier.
    erm...join the queue please.

    just kiddin!

  11. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    easier for you guys lah.want to pee, just pull out.

    gals really more troublesome.not to mention if time of the month, piang eh...jialatlat!

    i always wanted to do something like this, but only thing i cannot get over is accomodation.

    else, i would have done tibet.
    Then best if you time it for the "other" 3 weeks. You also don't want lions smelling blood, do you?
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Not necessarily. They do have the gear, but they'll generally give you the right advice on what you *should* bring, and exactly the right amount. I went to Adventure 21 and X-Boundaries for my Kilimanjaro gear. At first i thought they were ripping me off, but in the end I really needed the stuff they sold me, and the extra-quality stuff they sell is still in perfect condition for future trips. My teammates bought the cheaper stuff and it failed halfway up the mountain.

    where's both of these shops?

  13. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    erm...join the queue please.

    just kiddin!
    Awww.... Just milking me for advice... Then some other guy gets to be your companion...
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    ...
    i always wanted to do something like this, but only thing i cannot get over is accomodation.
    ...
    come on lah. you are not gonna live there all your life. its only a couple of weeks what. Adapt and adjust. Get yourself a super soak scrub at Amrita spa after you are back.

    ok, nonsense talk over... i really hope to see some useful information comes out of this thread. will use it for my planning one fine day.
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt....

  15. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    where's both of these shops?
    Adventure 21 is in Chinatown Point. X-boundaries is in Velocity, Novena Square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkw View Post
    jeanie,
    try this -->
    http://www.africageographic.com/expe....asp?showall=1

    More luxurious, but it'll cost ya.....
    thanks for the link.i will look thru it 2nite.

    any price indication and if they have an office in sgp?

  17. #37

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    Jeanie, take a look at my kilimanjaro thread in the travel forum section for an idea about the dust level. Look at Himo Village shots and imagine a strong wind...
    Alpha

  18. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    thanks for the link.i will look thru it 2nite.

    any price indication and if they have an office in sgp?
    They're based in South Africa. Best to contact them to ask for a local affiliate.
    Alpha

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    look at the pics.
    how come got spa like treatment?!?!???!??

    http://www.africageographic.com/expe...i/index.asp#11

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    look at the pics.
    how come got spa like treatment?!?!???!??

    http://www.africageographic.com/expe...i/index.asp#11
    That's the super-luxury package in the South African safaris. Good if you can afford it, but you miss out on the "real africa" adventure.
    Alpha

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