Vintage Safari Pictures

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  1. Philippe

    Philippe AH Member

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    @Wheels ,

    I found the 1972 Upper-Volta hunting permit , see below . The allowed number of animals depending on the type of licence : half licence , full licence or visitor . There was a tax only for the ele

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  2. Wheels

    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    That's neat. Thanks for posting it!
     

  3. Philippe

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    @Wheels ,

    I found another photos of the seventies in Upper-Volta . I would post them along this week .

    This one : Hunting Roan (a nice one) 1974 Upper-Volta

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  4. Wheels

    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Love the roan. Nice secondary growth.

    What kind of vehicle is that? Is it a Renault?

    Kind of looks like a homemade rack. I have helped make a couple of those. One was put on a VW. On the corrugated roads of Northern Zambia it bounced off with all of our luggage and was bent beyond the repair of the tools we had. We finished the trip to Port Elizabeth and back setting on our suitcases. When we hit a bump our heads would bounce of the ceiling of the VW. The racks on the Land Rovers were of more substantial tubing and held up well.
     
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  5. Wheels

    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Philippe

    Since you found this photo, I will post it here, since it is probably "vintage:D". This photo may have gone into the AH archives prior to this thread starting.

    Indeed this was a happy boy.

    M70 220 Swift. Weaver x4 scope. (pretty sure on the scope but not positive) Late 60's, Usangu, Tanzania.

    Did you have Korrigum in Upper Volta?

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  6. Philippe

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    Hi @Wheels ,

    No , the vehicle was a Peugeot 304 break . She ais working well on laterite tracks and in the bush . Just before Land-Rover's .

    I like your story about the homemade roofrack on the road ...

    Yes we have Korrigum in Upper Volta (Damalisque) , but she was not numerous like Roan or Bubale .

    Another pic of a happy boy , 1975 Upper-Volta , my first 'big animal' , Vintage photography ...

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  7. Philippe

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    Upper Volta , Bush camp , 1976 I believe , @Wheels Peugeot 404 and Land Rover Series 1 (y)

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  8. Wheels

    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Congratulations on the warthog! It is always special to get that first one.

    It looks like we are about the same age. I think these are both 1975, although I have switched continents. Our hair and glasses are similar.;) That may not be a good thing.:D

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  9. Wheels

    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    A few more photos from Tanzania in the 60's

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  10. Wheels

    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    A few more photos. Most from the southern highlands.

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    East African Airways. DC3 on the apron in Mbeya.

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    Car made of cornstalks and held together with acacia thorns.

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    Setting up camp for a few days of filling the freezer.

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    Funny, I found a picture of the rack that I helped make. This looks like customs at Tunduma. The rack fell off that day and we sat on all the luggage for the rest of the trip.:D

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    de Souza was one of the two general stores in Mbeya.

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    Hot water heater.

    I have posted some of these photos in other threads before. Most I don't think I have. Sorry if I am doubling up too much.
     
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  11. Wheels

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    The following photo brings back a memory. An older brother boarded an EAA, DC3. He was the only passenger. The pilot was old RAF and had just been told that due to the indigenization of the airlines that he was being fired at the end of the week. The pilot asked my brother if he wanted to have some fun. My brother said yes. The pilot buzzed herds of elephant and buffalo 20' off the deck. Flew between trees that nearly touched the wingtips. Flew through mountain saddles. My brother had a blast.

    The old Dakota's were a tough bird!

    Another memory. The rear of the plane was used for cargo. I remember setting next to a crate of baby chicks on a flight. When I saw the Indiana Jones movie where Jones is in a plane with chickens, it made me laugh.

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    Wheels and Philippe-
    thank you so much for these pictures.
     
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    Some more vintage pics

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    A big Kenya tusker with long East African ivory, right at 100 pounds
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    Crossing the Luangwa on foot with Norman Carr Safaris back in the day
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  14. Wheels

    Wheels AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Impressive set of photos. Does anything mention the spread on the buffalo or the length of the python?
     

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    Thank you Wheels and thank you Philippe for sharing the photos, captions and back stories. Takes me back to growing up hunting and fishing in the US South, except with deer, squirrel, rabbit, ducks and geese, bass and crappie instead of the menagerie of game you boys hunted and fished for. Just an awesome journey down memory lane.
     
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