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  1. Re: Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) Trip Report Dec 2018

    Very nice, thank you!

    At 2017/2018 Christmas everything was bone dry, therefore, we decided to go at our usual period in mid February.
    Hopefully, the rains will have led to a green Kalahari in...
  2. Re: Camping or inexpensve s/c accommodation Vaalwater/Lephalale(Ellisras) area

    Hi,
    we have been to both. Matamba, I found very expensive, even though they let us stay on the chalets' green because the campsite was full.
    Olievenhoutsrus has only one campsite that will be...
  3. Re: Gonarezhou, Save Valley, Chimanmani, Eastern Highlands Zimbabwe

    Hi,
    does anyone know, whether any of those interior tracks (all year??) in the southern Runde section of GRNP are open in the wet season? Can anyone say for sure whether it is possible to reach the...
  4. Re: Gonarezhou, Save Valley, Chimanmani, Eastern Highlands Zimbabwe

    Mike,
    thanks, that pretty much sounds like an invitation to go back and check it out. I love that park. The natural setting is quite unique. If I could, I would try to find some sponsors to rebuild...
  5. Re: Gonarezhou, Save Valley, Chimanmani, Eastern Highlands Zimbabwe

    Hi Mike,
    thanks for all the information.
    GRNP:
    To my knowledge there is no other road/track to reach the section south of the Runde river than the one from Boli to the southern Runde bridge head...
  6. Re: Taking a DRONE to Botswana for Recreational Purposes

    Hi,
    I am not sure what you are getting at, but https://www.uavsystemsinternational.com/ is a US business out of Las Vegas that is selling hardware and services around drones. They have a pretty much...
  7. Re: Taking a DRONE to Botswana for Recreational Purposes

    Hi,
    thanks, but
    that has no legally relevant content at all. CAAB only refers to operation. They have no jurisdiction, that would have to be customs.
    The site that you have linked, does not cite...
  8. Re: Taking a DRONE to Botswana for Recreational Purposes

    Hi,
    just to be correct.

    None of the linked documents adhere to an required import clearance.
    This all refers to operation. We should be clear on that.

    Correct me, if I am wrong and please...
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    Re: Khumaga Ferry not Operating

    Hi,
    nobody will be able to tell what it will be like in May.

    December 27 we had about 30m of water at the crossing that was quite deep, so no way of driving through and the ferry was running...
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    Re: CKGR - Passarge 2

    Hi,
    I can confirm that. Similar to CKTAU03 -without chemicals there was no way to sit or stand still without being attacked by the ants. While on tour over Christmas we had tried to stop at CKPAS02...
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    Re: Khumaga Ferry not Operating

    Hi,
    does anyone have a current update on that? Is it ferry or drive through at the moment?
    Thanks!
    Christian
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    Re: Biometrics at Kopfontein/Tlokweng

    Hi,
    thanks! They will probably still do that every time you cross. I would guess, that they are trying to match the actual person with the data in the passport?!
    If you enter the UAE at Abu Dhabi...
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    Re: Biometrics at Kopfontein/Tlokweng

    Hi,
    I am confused. Are we talking about SA/NAM exit or BW entry? Who is doing the scanning / fingerprinting and which way? At WDH they started that in September and it led to total chaos and hours...
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    Re: Kukome island in december?

    I see, what I can do ... .
    I might have (weight) space for two bottles ... .

    @JP43: it might be a little late to get any sites on that short notice.
    @PAT n WOLF: looking forward to seeing you.
    ...
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    Re: Kukome island in december?

    Hi,

    you are very much welcome. I'll bring a bottle of Gluehwein.

    CKKOR-04 on both nights, CKSUN-01 on the 25.
    CKTAU-03 the two nights before that.
    We will be staying in Ghanzi on the 21.,...
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    Re: Kukome island in december?

    Hi,

    We'll be there on the 24. and 26. Drop by if you decide to go.
    Cheers
    Christian
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    Re: Ckgr fire updates

    Hi Pat,
    thanks for the update!
    'got any pics of that?

    Christian
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    Re: Comments on CKGR camp sites, please

    Hi,
    CKSUN03 is top - high on the ridge side by side with CKSUN02 - nice view on Sunday Pan.

    CKKOR01 is OK - I like 03 /04 more but that probably does not matter to much.
    CKKOR04:
    459879
    ...
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    Re: GVM Sticker Requirments

    Hi,
    on all our ZIM tours, we never had any GVWR stickers since the ZA rentals do not have them and I was unable to convince the renter to put any on the vehicles.
    We have never been fined for that...
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    Re: 4x4 Trailer @ Mabua and Mpaya

    Hi,
    I don't believe that they have any restrictions for trailers at Mabua gate.
    I think the Mabua - Nossob track is doable but to cross the dunes into Nossob Valley, you will need lots of power in...
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    Re: Camp site sharing Botswana

    Hi,
    what I believe the worst part is, that because of all this, it takes away the tranquillity of being out in the bush.

    When entering the duly booked site I am starting to get anxious whether...
  22. Re: Advice please- first camping trip to CKGR - May 2018

    Hi,
    your request is kind of to wide.

    I suggest, you try a guide and scetch a rough route through the reserve for those two weeks (ie where to enter where to exit). Go with this rough sketch to...
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    Re: Sticking to the rules in Botswana Parks..

    Hi,
    but these are commercial game viewers, not self drivers.

    Cheers
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    Re: Attention all tourists

    Hi,
    this has been around for about three years now. They want to see the unabridged international birth certificate at check - in. Last year in Munich they were OK with a scanned version, as I got...
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    Re: campsite highjackers

    Hi,
    Ok guys, you are right. I apologize - I shouldn't have put that on one nationality - no offense intended. We (Germans for that matter) are as bad as anyone else.

    Cheers
    Christian
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    Re: campsite highjackers

    Hi,
    I am deleting that post since I apparently went a little overboard - my excuses for that!!!

    Cheers
    Christian
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    Re: campsite highjackers

    Hi,
    that all sounds perfect, but - if it was that easy, even more people would come and it would all be full 1 day after opening.
    As I wrote before, those selfmanaging campsites in the...
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    Re: campsite highjackers

    Hi,
    I had that once at Phokoje. Those people had booked Deception and figured that it doesn't fit into their itinerary and so they just decided to stay where they pleased. When we got there, it was...
  29. Re: Advise needed please on water levels in Moremi

    Hi,
    yes, there are plenty of alternatives to reach each of the points in your itinerary. And you have to keep in mind that this is not about reaching anything. It is about being there and if you...
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    Re: Mabuasehube campsites Complaint

    Hi,
    even though, I can't get all the details (the google translator is not that good with Afrikaans), that is somehow the effect all those platforms as this have. If you look at the frequency those...
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    Re: Botswana 30usd tourism levy

    Hi,
    Albert - I strongly believe that Schengen is one of the great achievements of the EU. It is sad to hear your arguments. Schengen issuing costs are no tariffs. No one makes money of that. That...
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    Re: Pandamatenga Border fees?

    Hi,
    no, I would try Panda. They are used to tourists crossing there and you should be OK.
    Cheers
    Christian
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    Re: Pandamatenga Border fees?

    Hi,
    I must agree with Swott. We crossed Mophengs in February and it took me an hour to get the customs officer to let us through without CVG. I am fairly sure they will refuse crossing there for...
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    Re: Botswana 30usd tourism levy

    Hi Stan,
    we are getting a little off-topic here, but still, interesting to share thoughts on that.

    I will never agree with your seeing us foreign tourists as "old colonizers". First, that was...
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    Re: Botswana 30usd tourism levy

    Stan,
    excuse me, to make the point. You guys in RSA that go to BW make at least the same - or in cases more money then we do. And still, you get much better prices on camps, lodges etc. and you are...
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