I was happily reading along, then got to the end to look at the Itinerary, and they, (well 3 of them, at least...), have just left America, to go over there. I hope we can keep this thread going so we can keep track of what is happening. I am sooooo excited, cos for some reason, I thought that last years expedition was going to be the last ever, which I thought was a real shame...
I wish them the VERY best of luck, and hope they are able to come back with some of these gorgeous African dogs, so our gene pool can keep expanding :).
If anyone has any info on how this trip is going, PLEASE post here, so us 'stay at homes' and dream only" people can see what is going on over there
This trip is so exciting…these folks are ALL my friends! In fact, they asked me to go..
Time and $$ kept me home, but this is going to be so very exciting to see what they find, how many they bring back and if the BCOA will accept them.
Laurie is a wonderful with her camera, and she took her good one, so we should be treated by some great pic.
I pray they have safe, healthy travel.
What an adventure.
I know James will bring back a dog or 2…Bryan was pretty ridged on what he wanted.
He said if they won't pass BCOA, he isn't interested in bringing them back.
James brother is going to be shipping crates over to them, when the decide how many they will be bringing back...so, the adventure continues.
James posted this on the african site, so am sharing it with you all.
Mon 8 - Bryan, Laurie and Lisa will leave Seattle at 6:35AM on Delta, arrive JFK at 3:05PM. Fly to Casablanca at 7:01PM from NY.
Tue 9 - Arrive Casablanca at 7:40AM. Travel by train to Marrakesh.
Wed 10 – Stay in Marrakesh.
Thu 11 – Return to Casablanca. Fly to Kinshasa at 5:10PM, arrive Kinshasa early morning (2:20AM) (stay overnight)
Fri 12 – See Kinshasa , get money exchanged, stay overnight. I leave Seattle at 6:35AM on Delta, arrive JFK at 3:05PM. Fly to Casablanca at 7:01PM from NY.
Sat 13 – Goto Brazzaville by ferry and possibly visit Basilique St. Anne, Temple Mosque , Charles de Gaulle House, and Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo), return by ferry back to Kinshasa , stay overnight.
I will arrive in Casablanca at 7:40AM
Sun 14– I will arrive in Kinshasa at 2:20AM. We will fly to Basankusu in the morning (stay overnight)
Mon 15 – Travel up Maringa and Lomako river, visit villages
Tue 16 – Travel up Maringa and Lomako river, visit villages
Wed 17 – Travel up Maringa and Lomako river, visit villages
Thu 18 – Travel up Maringa and Lomako river, visit villages
Fri 19 – Arrive at Camp N’dele (Lomako Reserve)
Sat 20 – Visit reserve.
Sun 21 – Visit reserve.
Mon 22 – Visit reserve.
Tue 23 – Travel down river and visit villages
Wed 24 – Travel down river and visit villages
Thu 25 – Travel down river and visit villages
Fri 26 – Travel down river and visit villages
Sat 27 – Arrive back at Basankusu (overnight stay)
Sun 28 – We will fly back to Kinshasa. Dogs will be transferred to Michel's house to stay.
Mon 1 – Pickup dogs from Michels house for vet visit (Clinique Veterinaire Kinoise). Confirm flight. Return dogs back to Michel's house.
Tue 2 – Visit Mausoleum de Kabila, March? des Voleurs (Art), Symphonie Des Arts, Rapids of Kinsuka, ect. Visit dogs at Michel's house.
I will leave from Brazzaville at 11:50PM.
Wed 3 – Visit Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary. Visit dogs at Michel's house.
Thu 4 – Pickup dogs from Michel's house. Get ready to leave.
Fri 5 – Leave Kinshasa at 3:10AM. Arrive Casablanca 10:25AM, fly to NY at 11:25AM, arrive NY at 2:45PM. Fly on to Seattle at 7:30PM on Delta.
-Total of 26 days-
Sounds amazing, what awesome experiences they are seeing, smelling and hearing..Thanks for the update.
I did sign up on Twitter and Fb, but I would prefer reading about their experinces here among basenji friends..
100% agree with you, I too would rather have it all posted here, (thanks sharonhurlbut for all the info you have posted so far :)), so we can share among like-minded people…
Sooooooooo excited, I feel like a kid waiting for Santa's visit ;);)...
I'm Jumoke's fan on FB, and have been waiting… but haven't seen anything posted on this trip. I don't tweet, so for those that do please post updates!
This is so exciting ~~ I got both of my B's from Bryan and Laurie, and am a Jumoke fan. It's so cool to see them on this adventure!