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Fred Miranda wrote:
Thanks for the detailed info and sharing these photos skibum5!
Tanzania is on our list. I'm hoping my new born will let me take a short trip there in 2013. Here is a picture of Fred Jr. on his new crib.
One tip is that I would try taking some of the anti-malaria stuff before you leave to see how well you tolerate it and test it out ahead of time. And if you can't handle the main one they give now then maybe try doxy instead (although bring tons of sunscreen then because you'll VIOLENTLY burn if you get that near equator sun on you while taking that stuff and it can make your stomach grow upset after a while). If you start out in Arusha and quickly get up into Ngorongoro and the Serengeti you might be able to delay the start since not much malaria up the high altitudes of those areas. I think some parts of South Africa or close to malaria free now. Anyway I'm not a doctor.
If you really want to catch the great migration, it can help to have a tour dedicated to that, at least for the Serengeti or Masi Mara stretch (and pick the right time of year and pray, although the moving tented camps can somewhat make up for shifting schedules). When I went I only caught a bit of a far off glimpse of the great migration.
The way things are going I wonder if the great migrations will even be possible to see in another 20 years.
The upper reaches of the main rivers are getting deforested and there is talk of letting in companies to extract resources or something.
The Ngorongoro crater is one of the only reliable places in the Tanz/Kenya region to still be able to see a black rhino, so few left, that other than in the crater they are way too spread out unless you are crazy lucky.