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  1. Sticky: Re: A collection of epic african overland journeys

    I wouldn't call our 2017 trip "epic" however it may be of interest: https://unochoenafrica.blogspot.com


    If anyone's interested we can post links to the South American and Australian trips too.
  2. Re: Driving Cape Town to Maun - which route?

    Are you trying to make the trip as quickly (and safely) as possible, or to see something on the way.

    If the former, then others have posted suggestions which are likely to be better than mine...
  3. Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    I agree completely that one should drive within one's lights. We never drive at night outside cities - or more accurately, never plan to drive at night, and if circumstances require that we do so, we...
  4. Re: QUESTION: Octane Fuel available in Africa? Diesel vs Petrol?

    re diesel vs petrol - I've never had a problem finding either (lots of experience in Southern Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, and North Africa, but have never driven in West Africa (west of...
  5. Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    Underbody protection is a dilemma:

    The good news - protects stuff under the vehicle.

    The bad news- adds weight and may reduce clearance, also uses funds which could go towards something else.
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  6. Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    I would keep the vehicle close to standard in terms of engine and drive train, with few modifications:

    We have a 50 mm lift, upgraded suspension, and better dampers, however you really don't need...
  7. Re: Botswana Is The Best In Wildlife Conservation

    Yes - I should have given them the credit. Helps to have government support, of course. African Parks are doing a great job; in our experience Liuwa Plains and Akagera, as well as the Malawi parks,...
  8. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    OP doesn't need to think about switching to RHD - it's a visit not a permanent move (as I understand the plan).
  9. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    The F350 Tremor has a GVM of over 4t, so theoretically OK, although I would be a little worried on a few of the bridges I've crossed.
  10. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    - track too wide for existing tracks - scuffing of tyres on the rut edges, potential for damage/burst tyres on stumps which others don't hit

    - too wide for some bridges

    - too high for...
  11. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    I was reflecting further on the discussion.

    My experience driving "full size" pickups is limited to the Dodge Ram (in the USA), and the F-150 and F250 (in the USA, Canada, and Botswana).

    I...
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    Re: Help with trip Botswana June 2020

    Nata? We've stayed at Nata Lodge and it was good. We camped, however look at room options. It's handy for the Bird Sanctuary, and the junction to Kasane.

    Chobe? We've stayed at Kasane several...
  13. Re: Botswana Is The Best In Wildlife Conservation

    "The Best" means different things to different people, I guess.

    I think Malawi deserves a mention - they've done a great job of looking after their wildlife. Majete was more or less devoid of...
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    Re: To De Hoop in a Sandero Stepway

    PS: we saw a couple of similar trailers at the de Hoop campsite so clearly it's feasible.
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    Re: To De Hoop in a Sandero Stepway

    We didn't see any Sandero wreckage on our way to de Hoop in 2017 so either they made it, decided not to try, or carried the bits out...
  16. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    Reviewing the thread I'd like to offer my apologies to Mogster - I note that OP's original question was "I'm from the U.S. ... I guess it would have to be imported from here the U.S. ...Has anyone...
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    Re: Soon-to-be-Pensioner

    This must be Andre at La Jagua (?) - sent you a PM.
  18. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    This is not relevant to OP since (as I understand the plan) the vehicle will not be imported - it would be temporarily in the country, either on a TIP or a carnet.

    However the many reasons not to...
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    Re: AT on the back, HT on the front

    I didn't notice any mention of slip angle in previous posts.

    AT and HT tyres are certainly going to have different characteristics in terms of slip angle, which contributes to understeer and...
  20. Re: Guessing I have no option but to replace this tyre?

    Your thread title says you already know the answer. Here's another vote for replacing it (and not considering it a spare).
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    Re: What 4x4 for "soft" offroad

    We've owned two X Trails and they've been excellent - comfortable and capable (more capable than we expected in tough 4x4 conditions. Look for a T31 and NOT the current model.
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    Re: 2 week namibia trip - advice please

    For a two week trip I would pick no more than 3 areas to visit, and spend 3-5 days in each.

    Perhaps Sossusvlei and the surrounding area, taking C27 and going as far south as D707 then back on...
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    Re: Recommend best campsite on Garden route

    Yes
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    Re: Most capable softroader

    We've owned two X Trails (T30 and T31) and have been somewhat surprised and impressed by their offroad capability. The weakest point was the departure angle. The "smoart transmission" was very good...
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    Re: best Garmin for overlanding

    We use a GPSMap 64st, load local maps (T4A for Africa for example) and download to Garmin Connect, which links to Basecamp. It's been a good choice for us.
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    Re: best Garmin for overlanding

    Hmm - interesting - I'm going to look into this.
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    Re: Camping prices in Botswana is ridiculous

    If you'd like to feel better, look at the prices to camp in Tanzania - when we were in Serengeti in 2017 it cost two of us R6000 per day! Camping in public campsites (which were generally in bad...
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    Re: Spare wheel lock?

    We use bike cable locks for exposed spare wheels (the first spare is protected by the rear cover). Also use these for other stuff which is exposed - sand ladders, fuel cans, etc.). Haven't lost...
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    Re: Windhoek accommodation

    We enjoyed Montebello guest house, 30, Akwamaryn Street, Windhoek,
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    Having travelled 149,000 Km in our last 3 big trips I can say that Land Rovers make up about 5-10% of the vehicles we've seen around South America, Africa, and Australia. Used to be 75%, and there's...
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    Re: Essential overlanding mods

    re High Lift Jack - heavy and takes up space, can be a dangerous protrusion unless located carefully, as noted, you need to know how to use one, and if you don't it can turn out to be a significant...
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    Sticky: Re: Photos of your nissans !

    Patrol on patrol in the Congo.
  33. Re: What was your most adventurous trip in Africa the past five years?

    re "Do you earn while you travel? Or just very strictly stick to budgets?"


    Neither - we've more or less settled into a year on/year off cycle - work a year and save money, then take the next...
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    Re: Kaokoland - Namibia trip planning

    re "Omungunda to Kunene river lodge - Fuel? - Shops for meat and general supplies"

    Which way do you plan to go - the obvious place for fuel and supplies is Opuwo, and it's on the way to Kunune...
  35. Re: What was your most adventurous trip in Africa the past five years?

    So, here are the other "big trips" so far:

    South America - 49,000 Km in 11 months (https://suramericacontraelreloj.blogspot.com ), and Australia - 45,000 Km in 9 months...
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