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    Re: July 2019 self drive to Botswana

    You can also try to get a game viewer. Then you could go on game drives with the whole group. Maun Self Drive 4x4 may have one you could hire.
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    Re: Kakumbi Hot Springs

    There is also a hot springs in Nsefu. A few camps including Zikomo do game drives to the springs.
  3. Re: Which currencies is acceptable in Zambia

    Many of the Zambian camps and lodges for years exchanged hard foreign currency($, Euro, Pound, even Rand when not too volatile) for their customers. When travelling in Zim, Zam, Moz, and East Africa,...
  4. Re: Arranging a COMESA yellow card from South Africa?

    Is it possible this is just a misinterpretation? COMESA Yellow Card is useless in SA. However, if a SA registered vehicle is traveling in COMESA countries, you need 3rd party insurance purchased in...
  5. Re: Advice needed on route lusaka-wildlifecamp

    If you want to see wildlife along the Petuake - SLNP route, you need to be on track parallel to Luangwa River during the wee hours of the morning when the wildlife are moving back into the park(safe...
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    Re: Hippo Bay / Konkamoya WARNING

    There are some people that should not be operating a camp. It's a privilege to be in the bush in Zambia. If you aren't paying one way or the other, then leave.
  7. Re: The "05" from South Luangwa NP to the Great North Road

    On the other hand, if you are a risk taker and don't mind the suicide season(heat + humidity), go for it. I've been there for the month of October a couple years. Never again. November is worse till...
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    Re: Driving from South to North Luangwa

    New lodge at Luambe- http://luambe.com/

    I used to drive often many years ago between Mfuwe and NLNP. There were times I left late and I would bushcamp North of Luambe NP in the hunting...
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    Re: Quality Experienced Guides for Chitake

    Zim Guides have campsites along the river they can reserve. Be prepared for sticker shock on guides like Doug Mac. There are other guides that are less costly and very good.
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    Re: New pricing - Chitake & Mucheni

    I used to get into Mana Pools- Chitake Springs via a back route 20 years ago. The scenic no fees route. Chitake Springs used to rock throughout the day, herds of ellies, buffalo, variety of wildlife...
  11. Re: World’s best-selling automaker of 2016 so far is…

    And what about profits. I would rather sell 1 million vehicles and make a tidy sum, than 5 million and make a few rand. VW has nothing to brag about.
  12. Re: Where to buy a camping gear in Botswana?

    Check with Maun Self Drive 4x4 in Maun.
  13. Re: Botswana Self Catering Accomodation

    Or hire a driver/guide to accompany them.
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    Re: Livingstone Question

    Isn't it still possible to park in front of the border post and walk to the bridge? It was always free and a good view.
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    Re: International Stand By Flights

    These deals come and go quickly.
    Very cheap flights from Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris, France for only $328 USD return.


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    Re: International Stand By Flights

    You can fly to Paris roundtrip for $328 all inclusive and then fly to London RT for R1330.
  17. Re: Shiva Ngandu & Kapishya hot springs - worth a detour for one night?

    As far as the Owens, the general consensus by everyone involved with NLNP has been to leave the past in the past.
  18. Re: Shiva Ngandu & Kapishya hot springs - worth a detour for one night?

    Jeff Goldberg never really got all the info. He lacked facts and did what most journalists seem to do, innuendo. When he last visited NLNP, anyone with knowledge was not available to him or not in...
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    Re: Natwange Community Camp - NLNP

    North of Luambe, to the old river crossing at South Gate, there are some great places to bush camp. It is in the GMA and hunting concession. The route is not in T4A, but if you are driving from...
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    Re: Natwange Community Camp - NLNP

    No idea. Probably best if you emailed them anyway. Rates change there.
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    Re: Natwange Community Camp - NLNP

    Buffalo Camp always took campers, except for a couple years when (I think) they had plenty of fly-in clients. IF a chalet(s) was available, frequently campers got lucky and would get it. The bush...
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    Natwange Community Camp - NLNP

    Recent article on Natwange. Implies a few things like that the park is open after March. I haven't been there for years, but with that black cotton soil, I wish anyone luck that cares to try in April...
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    Re: Getting to Nyika from Zambia

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    Re: Which alternative road to SLNP?

    I agree with Tony. It is hard to say from one year to the next how much the rain will effect that route. I went through in early June many moons ago and had a fun time keeping on track. If I hadn't...
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    Re: Which alternative road to SLNP?

    The Petuake route shouldn't be considered before June. There will be water hazards, and no other traffic.
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    Re: Temporary Import Permit - Questions

    Tanzania will issue you its own TIP, so the real question is getting the vehicle out of the Uganda. I imagine that Customs would have an office in Kampala that would handle this issue. Let the owner...
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    Norm Carr started walking safaris in Zambia....

    Norm Carr started walking safaris in Zambia. Their camps have a great reputation internationally. I stayed at one of their South Luangwa lodges last September. Great guiding and although not...
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    Supposedly Matusadona is opening old tracks...

    Supposedly Matusadona is opening old tracks further into the park. Might be a chance to do some bush camping(and beat those expensive campsites). If you are a bit worried about running into poachers,...
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    All the South African 4x4 company's biggest...

    All the South African 4x4 company's biggest markets are English speaking. So post on the TripAdvisor's english language forum. Otherwise this is just an exercise in futility.
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    Hit him where it hurts. On the internet travel...

    Hit him where it hurts. On the internet travel forums starting with TripAdvisor.
    Most forums will let you remove posts after the fact. So start there and then email him that your intent is to post...
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    This article...

    This article may give you some ideas. I used to sell truckloads of Rapid Set Cement(&grout & concrete). Sets up and cures fast. It's a high strength non shrink material and has too many applications...
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    For nearly 10 years I have been telling this...

    For nearly 10 years I have been telling this forum, there are no private concessions in Zambia. The camps and sometimes even the camp's game scout(they know who butters their bread) will tell you...
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    WTF. Everybody pays the same price in the USA.

    WTF. Everybody pays the same price in the USA.
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    As long as the world recession is hanging over...

    As long as the world recession is hanging over Zim and Zam, there is not much traffic to speak of at the border going either way. I spent all morning there one day at the end of Sept. 2015. ...
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    I was just there Sept 22nd-28th. Plenty of sites...

    I was just there Sept 22nd-28th. Plenty of sites available. People even got into Chitake Springs when they arrived. Tourist numbers are down from self drive to upmarket. Normally I wouldn't suggest...
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