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A couple days in Shaba (Joy's Camp)


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I believe that I remember a couple of STers will be visiting Saba and it reminded me that I need to do a trip report. In late January we stayed for a couple of nights at Joy’s camp in Shaba. This was a great way to start off our safari as the reserve was devoid of other tourists and had a nice feeling of solitude. In the three day that we were there we didn’t see another vehicle. There was only one other couple staying at the camp while we visited (seasoned safari goers for more than 25 years) that we got along great with. Shaba lived up to its reputation: solitude and ample numbers of grazers and stunning scenery. We easily saw the “northern five” (no cats or rhinos spotted). Joy’s camp is beautiful with very luxurious tents that have views of a marsh area where buffalo frequently graze. The camp is a magnet for birds and we spotted a few dik diks right outside our tent as well. In lieu of a drive-by drive account here are some photos representing our experience.

 

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Thanks PT, really whetting my appetite for Shaba, next week.

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Just beautiful. Love the Gerenuk. (My favourite gazelle.) Doesn´t that Tommy have extremely long horns?

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I think that's a female Grant's gazelle (the white on the rump goes above the tail), as Tommies do not occur in Shaba. Anyhow, the horns are indeed very long on her.

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I think that's a female Grant's gazelle (the white on the rump goes above the tail), as Tommies do not occur in Shaba. Anyhow, the horns are indeed very long on her.

 

I think that you are right - this photo was labeled the intersection of Grant and Oryx.

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Twaffle - safe travels and have a great time. If I could ask a small favor please: There is a small ridge named "the sleeping lion" as from a certain angle it resembles the silhouette of a female lion lying on her stomach. If it happens to be pointed out to you and you happen to think of it please take a photo and post it on ST. I know it's a random request but I swear I looked at that ridge a dozen times but didn't take a picture!

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On 8/21/2013 at 11:31 PM, PT123 said:

Twaffle and former member - safe travels and have a great time. If I could ask a small favor please: There is a small ridge named "the sleeping lion" as from a certain angle it resembles the silhouette of a female lion lying on her stomach. If it happens to be pointed out to you and you happen to think of it please take a photo and post it on ST. I know it's a random request but I swear I looked at that ridge a dozen times but didn't take a picture!

I'll rely on former member to remember! :)

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