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Tauck Africa tour #146381
10/13/2017 10:10 PM
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We just booked this tour for sept 2019
http://www.tauck.com/tours/africa-tours/botswana-safaris-bw-2018.aspx

Another dream come true



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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #146382
10/14/2017 04:35 PM
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Didn't you express your displeasure about Tauck after your recent Tauck river cruise. Something about never again? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />

Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: jphart] #146383
10/14/2017 07:49 PM
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That was what I was thinking. Surprised you booked with Tauck again.


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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Carol_Hill] #146384
10/14/2017 08:33 PM
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The beginning of our cruise did not start off well..but we got past that...and Steve softened especially when he looked at the itinerary of this tour.

I am an itinerary person....if a cruise or a tour...goes to the places i want to see...that's the one i book.

I have done it this way for many years....

I booked the tauck river cruise because of the itinerary...

I booked this African tour because of the itinerary.



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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #186141
03/04/2019 02:28 PM
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We will be going on our first Tauck tour, to S. Africa, this October. We have heard good things about Tauck, from friends that have used them several times. I think we could have gotten a cheaper tour, however I prefer to try to "do it right". We will be going to Cape Town, to two safari parks, Johannesburg, Victoria falls and then leave from Johannesburg.

Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: jar867] #186143
03/04/2019 02:39 PM
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Would love to hear about it after! We did a trip with Wilderness to Botswana and Vic Falls in 2005 and spent a fair amount of money, but it was definitely worth it!! Enjoy!


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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Carol_Hill] #186196
03/05/2019 04:42 AM
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Town_water_crisis

Luckily it looks like Cape Town has avoided “Day Zero” for 2019 which is the day water resevoir levels are so low they were going to shut off the water to the city. In 2017, it was looking as if it were going to happen in 2018, but they must have gotten some good rains.

Hard to imagine a city of 4.3 million people without running water. 💦

Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #198109
06/19/2019 07:52 PM
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It has been a long time so I thought i would give an update. We are 77 days away from our departure. We have paid the balance.

We booked our flights with American and unfortunately it is going to take us 2 days to get to the royal Livingstone. So we leave September 4...fly STL to Chicago to London...spend the day in the admirals club and then fly to Johannesburg SA to Livingstone Zambia.

We arrive a day before the tour begins..

We have received our inoculations...hep A and B, Tetanus, Meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever and typhoid. The insurance paid for all but the YF and Typhoid. We had to go to passport health and the cost was $875 for the both of us. YF is almost impossible to find and the American vaccine is not available at all so we got the French vaccine.

Shopping for appropriate safari clothing has been fun and challenging but i think i have everything we need.

We have purchased a new camera body for me..a canon T7I and a new lens for Steve a 100-400 IS L so between the 2 of us we should get some amazing shots.

We have prebooked an animal encounter for the morning of the day our tour begins at 4pm.

I will certainly keep you updated.



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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #198118
06/19/2019 08:43 PM
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Enjoy your trip! We thoroughly enjoyed our Africa photo safari several years ago. I hope maybe to be able to go again some day..


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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #198122
06/19/2019 09:06 PM
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Thank you...I am very excited. I hear that once you go to Africa...if it speaks to you...you cannot help but go back. We will see.



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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #198124
06/19/2019 09:09 PM
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Africa is a special place. I do hope that we will be able to go back some day. Enjoy.


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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #198351
06/22/2019 01:35 PM
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Carol...where did you go and what tour company did you use?



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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #198375
06/22/2019 05:27 PM
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We used Wilderness Safaris. We went to Zambia, the River Club, then Savuti, Little Vumbura and finally Mombo, in Botswana. We posted several trip reports from the trip, which was around 2005.

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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #199793
07/11/2019 06:39 PM
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It's gettin real...the paperwork arrived today



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Re: Tauck Africa tour [Re: Cathyg] #199794
07/11/2019 07:37 PM
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Enjoy!!! I hope to be able to return to Africa some day. It's a really special place.


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