Just curious who will be joining me and my girlfriend on this amazing trip : )
I am going on this trip in July as well. I was inspired by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman when they went through these areas in 'The Long Way Down'.
I'm going for my Yellow Fever jab later today.
me and my girlfriend are on the same trip. cant wait : )
Hi Lee, It's not long to go, looking forward to the Gorilla's not looking forward to the Golden Orb Spiders.
it looks as if i'm going on this trip alone now, can someone adopt me please : )
Not long to go now ...... so is it just three singletons going. Anyone fancy meeting up at Heathrow?? I have to fly down from Leeds Bradford and will be a nervous wreck (not good at flying) usually drive down to Heathrow.
The website says there is a maximum of 16 people on a full service trip and our trip is now fully booked up.
I would be up for meeting up at Heathrow as I will be travelling alone also.
My boyfriend Dan and I will be heading out of Heathrow on the 4th July as no seats on the "proper" flight...At least we'll get a decent nights sleep before everyone else arrives! Anyone any idea of where we will be joining the trip as I'm trying to sort a hotel??!
Random question, but is anyone planning on bringing a guitar??
Hello, me again!
Just wondering, has anyone else got visas in advance or are you going to get them on the borders?
That was my understanding too! If you discover otherwise pls let me know otherwise you'll all end up hating Dan and I when we hold everyone up!!!! I'll give Exodus a call as well and see what they have to say!
Hi peeps, just a note to say Hi... I am Dan, (one half of Jules and Dan)... If you've never seen a big fella cry like a baby, then just wait until i find a big spider in my tent !!! - Seriously though, I can't wait for this trip. Jules has backpacked S.America before, for quite a while and had amazing adventures, but I have done nothing like this before, but have always wanted to... See you all soon.
Hi all, I just found this board. I'm also a single traveller, out of California.
I'm flying into Nairobi (from Heathrow) on July 4 and I'm spending the night at the Silver Springs Hotel. That's the hotel where we meet up early in the morning on the 5th. It seems like a decent hotel, and not too expensive. I had my travel agent (a US operator) book the hotel as well as airport transfer.
So if you guys are able to book a room at that hotel, we can share our airport transfer, if it's convenient. I think I arrive in Nairobi around 8pm. Maybe we're all on the same flight?
Anyone else have similar plans?
As far as I can make out, a whole bunch of us are flying on the 4th - like Erika I've already got the transfer and Silver Springs hotel sorted. Exodus did this for me at the point of booking a while back, so I'd recommend Dan & Jules try the same?
Hopefully we can get a joint transfer to the hotel - and maybe a drink in the bar? It's my birthday on the 4th, and I'm already feeling a bit sorry for myself spending the day in airports / planes!
So far looks like about half the group have posted on here - so I wondered if it was worth setting up a group on Facebook for us as it might be easier to discuss things like meeting up at airports and any other queries? This was done by someone for a ski trip I went on earlier in the year and worked really well so I thought I'd pinch their idea - although I'm sure not everyone will be on Facebook, it ended up being really good for sharing photos after the trip as well.
So anyone who wants to join in - the group is called "Gorilla Safari" and should be very easy to find via the search function - maybe see some of you there too?!
Hi I'm Andrew I am flying into London from Edinburgh on the 3rd then flying out on the 4th and staying in the Silver Springs, I am travelling on my own, if you fancy meeting up.
Looks like a large number of us are getting an earlierflight and staying at the hotel.
I'm not - I'm on the 8:00 flight that gets in at 6:45 in themorning.
In the absence of a better plan, I'm going to carry mytrip notes (The colour version) with me. If anyone seesme with them at the airport, feel free to say hello.
Dan and I are booked into the Silver Springs on the night of the 4th July too.... Anyone wanna share their airport transfer with us? Not sure if they priced per person or per car?? We haven't booked one yet, but if you fancy it then let me know either via here or the Facebook group Hannah set up under "gorilla safari"!
Not long now people!
I'm on the "group" overnight flight, will be getting to Heathrow around 5pm for check-in and am up for meeting anyone on the same flight. I was planning on wearing a large purple hat and green coat, and carrying a small dog in a handbag on my left shoulder*
*this is obviously not true, but I will have my blue exodus wallet with me in case anyone wants to say hello. Alternatively, join the group on facebook and you can see better photos of those of us who have signed up so know who to approach!
Jules, Dan and I are all on that flight and also staying at the Silver Springs. My strategy for meeting up at Heathrow is to go to the departure gate and make eye contact with random people. If everyone else does that too, we should find each other in no time. Also, come to our facebook group so you can see what we look like. (Or you can see what I looked like when I was 10 and in my "awkward" phase.)
I will look out for you at the airport, I am 6 foot 2" and depending on British Airways should have a purple and black rucsack, will you have your portable killer whale which would make life very simple.
(also posted on our facebook site)
I think there are 5 of us now leaving the morning of July 4th.
If we want to try to meet up in Heathrow, I'll be wearing a white Barack Obama shirt (actually I am bringing 25 of them to Kenya to give away, I hope nobody minds), and I'll walk around in front of our departure gate looking very conspicuous. Then once one or two of us find each other, it should be easy.But if we don't meet up before the flight, again I will roam the aisles of the plane in my Barack t-shirt and maybe catch your attention then.But if we don't meet up on the plane, I think it's safe to say we will meet up as we gather around the guy holding the sign that says "Silver Springs Hotel" once we land in Nairobi.
See you all soon.
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