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  1. Re: Botswana May 2021 - Valuable lessons learned

    Hie Dave
    Would you mind sharing a little more of your preferences,destinations, for me to help you. I can take 2 weeks and do CKGR alone, or I can spread my two weeks across Botswana depending on my...
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    No. These are camping for DWNP run campsites. As for privately RUN(not owned) campsites, referred to their websites.
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    Re: Fuel between Rakops and Maun

    It has stabilized in recent years and now I can put Rakops at reliable. Just like any filling station in Botswana, it could be few hours delayed, but during all my travels, i would put Rakops under...
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    Re: Fuel between Rakops and Maun

    Only one. The other one has a license to conduct fuel services but want to rent it out...
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    Re: Fuel between Rakops and Maun

    Itís all Government permits. Even in Rakops, lot of business owners wanted to open few petrol stations but the government should first advertise those business plots first and then thatís when you...
  6. Re: Botswana May 2021 - Valuable lessons learned

    Even the DWNP generator goes off around 23:00. I once asked them why they switch it that late and told me, they also wanna watch Soapies on TV and warm the water. Yesterday,a friend posted pictures...
  7. Re: Botswana May 2021 - Valuable lessons learned

    Noo..itís not flowing. All animals are Back to the three waterholes now for drinking.
  8. Re: Botswana May 2021 - Valuable lessons learned

    Glad that you experienced Botswana first hand and now have first hand experience.
    1) This is why we always advise travellers to make their own homework before even taking a trip. The agent is not...
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    Re: Border Closures

    Re-opened again. Back to normal
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    THIRD BRIDGE CAMPSITE Opened

    DWNP has designed some temporary route to Third Bridge, Moremi Game Reserve, to avoid the flooded Bodumatau Turn off, for easy accesses to Third Bridge Campsite.
    NOTES to take:

    First Bridge...
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    Re: december trip

    Hie Michel
    I was just advising, not that its NOT fine. Was just my opinion since you put it up there to be advised.
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    Re: december trip

    6 nights at Khama Rhino and Elephants Sands itís a lot. How will you get from Khama Rhino to Elephants sands, all short cuts will be off use. You either head to Letlhakane, then Francistown then...
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    Re: Kubu Island - how wet?

    Kubu road has always had thorns scratchings....Ofcourse the less travelling has had an impact. Mostly thorns than grass...
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    Re: Kubu Island - how wet?

    Bone dry, ONLY dust and scratches.......
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Maybe you could have continued the discussion under the same Thread you mentioned, to avoid double advising. Just my thought.
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    Re: Leopard attack Xakanaka, Moremi NP

    Thanks Christa. I will definitely update. It doesnít only concern lodge, as it has demonstrated that it can reach campsites, where most of us camp.
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    Re: Leopard attack Xakanaka, Moremi NP

    It seems there is another leopard attack at the same camp. It seem that they killed the wrong leopard past Sunday. It’s getting worrisome now that it’s getting this worse. We are told the DWNP team...
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    Re: Leopard attack Xakanaka, Moremi NP

    The Leopard was a regular visitor to camp and very well know. It was just an unfortunate incident. The leopard didnt have history of attacking people around camp. Maybe for people who want to know...
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    Re: Advice CKGR camping.

    Hard to tell. Depends on school holidays and international calendar public holidays like Easters and Christmas. I would put a finger on any month and say its the busiest .....
  20. Thread: KD2 in 2021

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    Re: KD2 in 2021

    Yes you can do KAA gate to Kang in a day.
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    Re: Recommendation - Botswana Guides

    Do you have email to send you credentials.?
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    Re: Advice CKGR camping.

    CKPIP02 . Sorry picture from my phone. Taken 21st April 2021.
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    Re: Advice CKGR camping.

    CKPAS03 is the least favorite of all the 3 Passage Valley campsite. But it’s ideal if you want to sunset by the Waterhole. It’s the closest to Passage Valley waterhole, which sometimes can deliver...
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    Re: Advice CKGR camping.

    "BEST" Campsite, depends on ones taste and you will find that we differ according to our taste. Like for Sunday Pan, Yes 3 and 4 are over the dune and you can see the pan, mostly from Campsite 3, but...
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    Re: Help me plan

    Atleast provide a SKELETAL Trip Structure we can amend on IT....Because we might add scenic flights along etc
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    Re: CKGR road advice

    Scratches and scratches and tall middle road grass.
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    Re: Current road conditions : Moremi/CKGR

    There is still lot of water in Moremi, even the Xinii area and Bodumatau hardly accessible. Your chances, if booked there is South Gate and Xakanaxa . But i will still take Kaziikini and Khwai at the...
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    Re: Baines Baobab campsites

    Check tha Map. From Baines Baobab, drive across the open pan to Campsite 1. From campsite 1, drive in a right circle east and then cross the open pan to camp 2. See the attached map.
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    Re: Park Fees Payment to be Privatised

    NOT yet. We still waiting for any update. Will update once its announced.
  30. Re: Upington to CKGR route - accommodation tips

    Hahah Sorry Ross, will keep the secret. Talking about sand, I just drove Khumaga-Phuduhudu 30 kms road. Eish, its soo sandy, I wouldnt even try it with a trailer. The military truck has destroyed...
  31. Re: Upington to CKGR route - accommodation tips

    I should think you turn "RIGHT" if coming from Ghanzi (KAA area). The village is "KUKE".
    Rossmacg, From KAA why do you want to go to Ghanzi. Why not overnight in Kang Rest and then do the cutline...
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    Re: Baines Baobab campsites

    You will not get lost. I wouldn't loose any sleep about getting to campsite 2/3. Easy....GPS takes the fun away, just drive there.....If you know Campsite 1, then you home.
  33. Re: Advice needed for Botswana tour driving times

    The Marsh or sand ridge road are between Mababe and Savuti not between Savuti and Muchenje.....
  34. Re: Kazungula Bridge and 1-stop terminal opening on 12-May 2021

    Hahahah at first I thought they meant a living horse, only to find out they meant Truck. I was gonna ride a horse to Zambia and back just over the bridge.
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    Re: Ghanzi - Butcher and Covid-19 test

    Hie Barend.
    The Botswana Cellphone number has 8 digits, so , 72811108 all number are there. The +267 is a country Code for Botswana. Will try tomorrow morning and give feedback.
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