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  1. Thread: Would you?

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    Re: Would you?

    I'm not asking if I should I'm asking if you would :)
    My main reason is that people seem to worry about there air bag suspension, electric gadgets, daily fuel consumption in traffic and so many...
  2. Thread: Would you?

    by 2.8i rocks
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    Would you?

    If you could do a 6 day 4x4 trail through a pristine wilderness behind the back of beyond where you would see nobody else would you?
    Now I'm not talking about a nice safe little trip I'm talking...
  3. Re: Seeking information & advice about Ruaha and Selous, South Tanzania

    Hi Stan and Wazungu Wawili , can you please let me know when you guys are next up here. I'd love to meet up.
    There are some fantastic out of the way places that I'm sure you would love to...
  4. Re: Seeking information & advice about Ruaha and Selous, South Tanzania

    On a personal note to your questions my layman's observations are as follows
    1) even after incorporating Usangu into RNP and chasing the cattle out there has been very little change in the water...
  5. Re: Seeking information & advice about Ruaha and Selous, South Tanzania

    Hi Stan
    I feel this site by Sue is far better than any brief summary I could give on here and after 25+ years in the park she has a far better grasp of the situation.
    https://www.theruahanotes.com/
  6. Re: Seeking information & advice about Ruaha and Selous, South Tanzania

    Hi there yes Rob and Sue still up near Magangwe, one of the last true gents
  7. Re: Seeking information & advice about Ruaha and Selous, South Tanzania

    Hi BABE

    In Ruaha we normally get very light rain in October, only a shower or two to get it nice and hot! The rains normally start towards the end of November.
    The rain pattern has however become...
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    Re: To GPS or not to GPS?

    Good map and gps, if you are getting cell signal you haven't gone far enough >:D
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    Re: What did you see on the road today?

    Kiwi on a date :)
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    Re: Grenadier Update

    Maybe time to trade that jeep in ;)
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    Re: Grenadier Update

    Hi Petri
    I think the idea is a UV not an SUV so cars like the Tuna, Suzuki's, Rav4 etc aren't in the same game.
    They are aiming more towards the work horse/utility market, mining, NGO's etc....
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    Re: Grenadier.... What do we know about it?

    https://www.topgear.com/car-news/suvs/ineos-grenadier-will-be-no-nonsense-british-4x4

    If it is what they say I'd be keen.
    Of course I've got reservation's about BMW spares in remote areas but...
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    Re: Grenadier.... What do we know about it?

    There blurb "This became our vision to build a no-nonsense 4x4, engineered to overcome all conditions and withstand the daily punishment you put it through. For those who depend on a vehicle as a...
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    Re: Recovery and spares kit

    Everybody has there own must haves but I'd say these are the basics.
    Tires are your best friend, people spend thousands on mods and try save on tires!!!!
    Other than that I'd get
    1) good recovery...
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    Re: South Luangwa Boating Emerald

    Speak directly to Charl at Croc Camp, he's been in the valley forever and is not only a great guy but very helpful.
    All their contact details including Skype are on there web site.
    The valley in...
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    Re: South Luangwa Boating Emerald

    Robin Pope Safaris run trips to Nsefu and try Lion Camp up in the North we moved a lot of materials in when we rebuilt there camp with there boats.
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    There is an older route than the Montagu pass built between1844 and 1847? Where does it start and end?
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    Poll: Re: Disco 2 V8 ES To buy or not to buy

    Almost choked on my coffee when I read that bit!!!! But then I'm seriously biased
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    Re: Recovery and spares kit

    First thing you should do is spend money on a good 4x4 driving course and a good set of tyres.
  20. Re: Too many tourists threatening Serengeti ecosystem?

    Hi Stan

    The big question is how do you protect the park ecosystem and the impact on the wildlife while still bringing in max revenue and keeping everybody happy?
    Controlling numbers in high use...
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    Re: Travel time to holiday time ratio

    Just done 1250km in 3 days spending a night in different places each night and it was a fantastic trip.
    I love driving and see it as very much part of my holiday, my 9 year old daughter agrees with...
  22. Re: Too many tourists threatening Serengeti ecosystem?

    I haven't been into the Mara side in over 15 years when I used to guide into Kenya and even then it was crowded.
    I'm busy with a project in the Western Serengeti which is considered the quietest...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Hahahaha exactly what I mean about commenting when you know bugger all about the situation, person etc.
    But then hell most guys can't resist a pissing contest and or a good mud slinging fest.
    At...
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    A misty and rainy Montagu pass, my favorite drive over the last few days.
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Swartberg pass yesterday
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    It always amazes me how quickly people are prepared to comment and judge without knowing the full story.
    Let's hope you are never judged as quickly and god help anybody who uses sarcasm or takes the...
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    Defender Re: 300Tdi smoking

    Hi AlanW sure thing and if you're in my area drop in for a few cold ones
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Elands pass, Die Hel.
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Yes it is fantastic, drove it both ways and could of yoyo'd up and down it all day.
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Seweweekspoort
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Guess I've been doing it wrong for the past 25 years, thx for the correction
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    Defender Re: 300Tdi smoking

    Never heard of this but really good to know thanks for sharing this.
    Would be really nice to have the thx button back.
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Got to agree with you gazza on the above.
    I've spent most of my life wild camping in thick game areas and the basic rules are simple.
    1) don't camp on game trails
    2) don't camp in thick bush if...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/africa/australian-killed-by-elephant-was-in-fact-austrian-namibian-ministry-clarifies-20191109-p538z4.html
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    Re: Why do you drive a Land Rover?

    I'm not a Land Rover nut I'm an old Defender and series nut, the rest I don't know anything about.
    We used series landies on the farm in Zambia while I was growing up and the first "car" I ever...
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