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  1. Re: Spare wheel carrier for Land Cruiser 76 Series

    The Gobi X from R and D Offroad in Brackenfell is very highly related and is what I have used for the last 6 years without problems.

    Just a word of caution. Are you sure the routes you plan to...
  2. Re: Tanzania: Excerpts from our blog June 2014

    Agree completely with WW's ground tent suggestion. Safety from wild animals should not be a consideration.
    Fitting a rooftop tent would be a waste of money in your instance. I do agree with leaving...
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    Poll: Re: Types of 4x4 enthusiast

    I have selected option one for the purpose of the poll.
    I no longer do 4x4 trails or obstacle courses.
    BUT, I will tackle a difficult route if the scenery/campsite/scenic feature or environment at...
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    Re: Trip to tanzania incl western side

    Alta, your ambitions are to be applauded and certainly are feasible. Already you have received solid advice.

    I suggest you search the East African section of this forum, including countries such...
  5. Re: Tanzania: Excerpts from our blog June 2014

    John, this plan is strongly recommended:). Ruanda and Uganda as well??
  6. Re: Looking for current info on Djibouti/Ethiopia and Ethiopia/Kenya border posts

    This Facebook group can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1654394317924933/ Just join the group, but at present the information activity is quite low as understandably not many are...
  7. Re: Looking for current info on Djibouti/Ethiopia and Ethiopia/Kenya border posts

    It was not difficult obtaining a visa travelling from north to south in recent times, preceding Covid. People were obtaining them in Khartoum, Sudan. I am completely unsure what has developed since...
  8. Re: Looking for current info on Djibouti/Ethiopia and Ethiopia/Kenya border posts

    Best wishes, be patient and friendly towards the officials.
  9. Re: Looking for current info on Djibouti/Ethiopia and Ethiopia/Kenya border posts

    Welcome to this forum Alberto.

    I am convinced that any attempt to travel south from Djibouti - via Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda et al will prove a very fraught exercise if tackled within the next...
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    I recall the artificial waterholes (pumped water from boreholes), in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve requiring draining, evacuation of soil and being left dry for some months at a time. This...
  11. Re: Looking for an offroad overlanding route on the wild coast.

    The Transkei is an extremely impoverished area and petty crime and even armed robberies are not uncommon.

    For example it is not safe to leave your vehicle untended if you plan to do a short hike...
  12. Re: Namibia re-opens to international tourists 1 Sept

    Caldriver, the lab you refer to are PATHCARE. They are a large and very professional South African company with branches throughout South Africa. I had used them regularly in the past.

    I would...
  13. Re: Looking for an offroad overlanding route on the wild coast.

    Solo bush camping on the Wild Coast is too risky for me.

    As mentioned all the available formal campsites will be covered under the Transkei or Wild Coast, entering these keywords into the forum...
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    Re: BF Goodrich KO2.

    BFG ATs seem to be the most popular all-round off road tires. I have used for many years and will not easily change brands.

    You will never find anything approaching a unanimous opinion on public...
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    Re: USA to Africa

    Have a look at this Youtube series from a Canadian. Look through the various installments. There is one on how to ship a vehicle from North America to Africa. Plenty of other very good advice in the...
  16. Re: Chimps trafficked into Zimbabwe from the Congo

    The distressing thing for me is that this article in the Guardian states that these chimps were thought to be on their way to South Africa.:mad:
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    Re: Murrum road driving

    Correct, move over to the left, sharply spotted and thank you, corrected original post.
  18. Re: JK 4dr Long Haul Overlander - reliability/preventative maintanance

    They are very good videos for planning, Paul Marsh, South African, same videos I referred to in my post 12 above.
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    Re: The Ultimate Overlander?

    Correct Grips, I have seen 4 people battling with changing tyres on a Unimog and if stuck deeply in mud they have to bring in the really heavy machinery, not a cheap exercise.
  20. Re: OVERLAND REPORT: SUDAN via EAST AFRICA, 2015/6. SLOW DONKEY.

    It is a pleasure Barry. Attempts to help those planning similar trips was the prime intention. Please feel free to post any queries. There are also plenty of other members with information, often...
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    Re: Tanzania's new park fees

    We were charged the lower (<2000kg) figure for vehicle entrance fees into National Parks and Reserves throughout East Africa, without any discussion or inspection. We were in a 76 series Land Cruiser...
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    Re: Mana Pools and Kariba 2018

    Tron, Petri, yes in 2010 we stayed at Chitake Overflow Campsite and we also paid the normal,camping fee. There were people at Chitake I, but not at III and II. I did not do the bookings but this had...
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    Re: Ngorongoro Crater

    Hi Nightshift, I gather that you are on a self-drive expedition and any decisions are totally independent.


    Firstly, you will need a decent clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle as the entrance roads...
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    Re: Western circuit

    Neil have tried both products with success. The Avon "skin so soft" works but has to be reapplied frequently. Tony Weaver thinks it is the oiliness of the application that deters the tsetses and I...
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    Re: Mana Pools and Kariba 2018

    Enjoyed your video. Could you please explain how come you ended up in the reserve or overflow camp at Chitake. Can one book it if Chitake 1 (2) and 3 are full?
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    Re: Western circuit

    Looking forward to any report back and I hope the tsetses of the miombo woodland are not too voracious.
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    Re: Tanzania's new park fees

    Thank you Morag. That is what I have been able to glean as well. It does indeed appear that most of the north of the Rufiji River as in Selous, will provide the main bulk of the new Nyerere National...
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    Re: Tanzania's new park fees

    It is indeed interesting to note that for the most part, the Game Reserves have now become national parks. This if viewed optimistically, might result in more effective conservation measures for...
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    Re: Western circuit

    Neil, 5 years ago when in Western Tanzania, I had the opportunity of chatting to some overland people that explored the parks north of Ruaha and Katavi in north-western Tanazania including areas such...
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    Re: Murrum road driving

    Thanks Neil, I'd like to add if I may -

    When a vehicle traveling faster than you are comes up behind you, best slow down substantially and drive over to the left to allow rapid overtaking without...
  31. Thread: Flowers

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    Re: Flowers

    Family from Cape Town visited Biedouw Valley near Clanwilliam and the Postberg Reserve near Langebaan late last week as day trips and enjoyed exceptional flowers.
  32. Re: JK 4dr Long Haul Overlander - reliability/preventative maintanance

    I am biased but think a 70 series Land Cruiser (or perhaps an 80 or 100 series) is what most would choose. Have a look at this collection of Youtube videos for further Toyota bias and the type of...
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    Re: Ons nuwe ryhuis in wording.....

    Does this silicone lube spray attract any dust to the zipper with time?
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    Re: Ons nuwe ryhuis in wording.....

    Lyk baie mooi Elize. Ek sien jy het baie ritssluiters (zips). Ons het ook baie in ons Land Cruiser modifikasie.

    Op die stofpaaie kan hulle baie vassit met stof in the sluit meganisme. Mense...
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    Re: Which Binoculars?

    As most are advising go for the Nikon Monarch 8 x 42s or 8 x 32s.

    If you go to Photoquip in E.L., ask them to match the price from Orms in the Cape. You can check their prices here ...
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