AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

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AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby nicole1989 » Wed May 15, 2013 12:03 am

Hi!

I am a 23 year old girl from Sydney Australia doing this trip alone :)

CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June 2013. Trip code: DCN
http://www.gadventures.com/trips/cape-t ... /DCN/2013/

Just wondering if anyone else is doing it and if they're staying at the joining hotel the night before?

I arrive there on the 15th :P

Would love to talk to anyone going :mrgreen:
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby cjhale » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:31 am

Hi!

Me and my fiancé will be on this trip too. We are from the UK but we will be flying from Sydney on the 14th of June with Qantas, and we will be in Sydney for the day on the 13th.

We are not staying at the joining hotel before the night of the tour, we are staying two nights at Circa on the Square, not sure how close they are...

And we are 23 and 25, look forward to meeting you!
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby nicole1989 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:26 am

Hey!

So happy to get a reply! Haha

Was beginning to think I was going alone. Haha great to hear you're also on this trip :-)

So were you both also travelling Australia or living here? I'll be flying out the 15th, with qantas too. Still arrive on the 15th but late at night. Are you both doing the whole 40 days? I am. I know that this tour meets up with two other tours.

Happy packing :-)
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby cjhale » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:22 am

We have been traveling though SE Asia and Australia for the past 3 months!

Yup, we are doing the whole 40 days too!

Our flight is the same, just the day before, leave at 9:55, arrive around 22:00 the same day, going to be pretty jet lagged!

Wonder how many others will be joining us along the way?!

Caleb & Charlotte
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby nicole1989 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:22 am

That's awesome! :-)

That's really good you're both doing the whole thing :-) looks like an amazing trip!

I have the identical flight just leaving the next day. 9:55am also and arrives the same time.

I spoke to g adventures and they said there's 2 couples travelling and 4 solo travellers for the whole trip. Then 19 people come in and off the trip. There's two joining and exit points.

I think I'll get more excited Thursday night. I'm working full time and also doing uni at night. Have exams now. Ahhh.... Can't wait to be on that plane!!! Going to be a massive flight though!
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby cjhale » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:11 am

That's cool, not many people doing the full trip, I wonder how many will be starting with us...

This will be an amazing break for you! Good luck with the exams!

Yea, it's a nasty long fight, it will be worth it though, just hoping to get some sleep to keep the jet lag at bay...

Are you planing on doing anything in the day on the 16th? Or just sleep and recover?
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby irishdee » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:40 pm

Hello!!

I will be joining you guys on this trip too. I'm 26 and from Dublin, Ireland. I'm arriving on the 14th and I'm staying in the g adventures hotel. Really looking forward to the trip!

Dee
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby nicole1989 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:50 pm

Hi Caleb, Charlotte and Dee!

Now there's four of us :-) Dee are you doing the whole 40 days also? I'll be at the joining hotel on the 15th. Wondering now if I should have booked it earlier to stay two days in Cape Town?! Oh we'll.

Caleb & Charlotte, thanks! Haha I really need the luck. Been studying my butt off but never feels like enough. Need to stop googling Africa.... Haha

Yeah jet lag will suck! Australia is the worst, so far away from everything! I'll go out on the 16th for sure. I did Europe for two months a few years back, didn't feel the jet lag there, because was super excited. Way back kills you though.
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby irishdee » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:08 am

Yep, I'm doing the 40 day trip! I've only 3 days left before I leave Dublin now! Have you guys got a sleeping bag for it? If anyone is interested in going to Table Mountain on the 16th let me know :)
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby nicole1989 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:28 am

irishdee wrote:Yep, I'm doing the 40 day trip! I've only 3 days left before I leave Dublin now! Have you guys got a sleeping bag for it? If anyone is interested in going to Table Mountain on the 16th let me know :)


Hi Dee! Awesome!! There's people that come in and out but I am doing the whole thing.

I bought a sleeping bag. Have you? Don't think they provide one.

Yes, awesome! I'll do it for sure :-) can meet you at the joining hotel, I'm staying there the night before too. :-) do you have international roaming in your mobile?
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby irishdee » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:34 am

Hey, great! I'm really looking forward to table mountain! I have no idea if my phone will work over there. I'll private msg you my number anyway incase it does. Otherwise we could pick a time and meet in the lobby. I have no sleeping bag yet. I'll probably buy one tomorrow- but I imagine It will take up a good bit of space in my bag. Did you get a very warm one? Hope the exams are going well :)
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby nicole1989 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:44 am

Hey, got it :-) will reply in a second. My sleeping bag goes to 5 degrees. Apparently it can get to 0 in some parts of Africa, when we are further inland in the desert. I over heat a lot so I think I should be fine. Bring some thermals too :-) exams are Wednesday and Thursday. So hrs to focus when I'm so excited!!! Haha have you packed yet? I'm at 12 kilos. Trying to keep it as light ad possible :-)
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby irishdee » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:51 am

I've started taking out the things I need but I haven't packed yet- I'm not known as the lightest traveller, but I'll try my best!! Looking forward to getting over there and starting the trip! Have you ever done a g adventures tour before?
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby nicole1989 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:56 am

I began getting everything I needed months go. Lol I like to be prepared. Haha um, I tried to limit my clothes, when I did Europe for two months I pretty much wore the same thing the whole time! Haha I roll all my clothes together tight. Saves room and doesn't crush them. Are you bringing an slr? I am. Also managed to fit in my tripod in my back pack. Haven't done a g adventures tour before. Done 6 weeks camping before through top deck though. Have you?
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Re: AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO NAIROBI 16th June - 26th July 2013

Postby irishdee » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:17 am

I've done g adventures tours before but never camping. So this will be an experience! I got a camera the other day- a bridge camera i think if that makes sense! You seem very organised with your packing Nicole!
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