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  1. Thread: Private Rental

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    Re: Private Rental

    Adrian,

    IMHO it is a very tight (probably impossible!) budget for a 8 week "rental". Costs for maintaining a 4x4 reliably running on those roads/ conditions are quite high as you may well...
  2. Re: Liuwa Plain - location of new camp & campsite advice please

    Indeed not a good attitude from AP( not me:)) and I would probably be, as well, not very satisfied. Their mid - northerly (between Sikale and Katoyana) location will give them a good base for...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Enjoy it as much as we will, reading your report back!!!

    Have a safe Journey. Safari Njema.

    AP
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    Re: Trip report: Zambia & Namibia, Augist 2019

    I could not agree more. That will be the price to pay for progress and infrastructure build up. A huge amount of pressure will be put on these few pristine areas that still exist.There are several...
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    Re: Trip report: Zambia & Namibia, Augist 2019

    Hi Ortelius,

    Thank you for another excellent report. Glad you managed to fit in your plans a "proper" visit to Lower Zambezi.

    Looking forward for the next experiences . Lots of Work but Fun!
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Hi Tron,

    Indeed a green-eyed trip.

    I do agree with all Stan´s observations. Do consider to stay at Nsobe community camp and Mutinondo as per possibly re-arranging your 22nd -34th days of...
  7. Re: Tips for possible Uganda/Kenya/Tanzania trip 2020

    I believe this will stand for Mara, but keep in mind what WW has pointed out before, about the weather on upcountry Kenya.

    I was thinking about Zim before but I'm in Uganda in week 2/3 of June to...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Thank you Just Go for the detailed updates. Afterall it is true that apparently Kanunshya CCs is "being upgraded" to a lodge /camp, rumor that has been spoken out last year in this some forum...
  9. Re: Falling deeper and deeper in Love with Beautiful Zambia - Kafue NP and Busanga Pl

    You can camp at Kasabushi. We did it in Oct. 2017. Excellent conditions and an incredible boat ride on Kafue.

    AP
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Hi Tron,

    I do share the same opinion as Stan. You would take at least 4hrs to get to the plains, and another 4 to get back, considering you stay at Mapunga Camp (check Laevelder trip report...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Hi Mabe,

    I know that Kanunshya Cs is no longer operated by CampZambia, but others in this forum have gone there in 2018, after they have terminated the exploration. Are you sure that is no longer...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Hi Tron,

    Maps.me may help you. Also check this paper map on Zambia, as far as I know, it is one of the most comprehensible available.

    AP
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    As far as I know independent camping in Luambe is no longer allowed. The nearest you can camp will be at Kanunshya CCs. (northern) or Kalovia Cs (southern border).

    AP
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Chifunda-NLNP
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Hi Tron,

    Although we do not tow, I think that you would be able to do it all the way from Zikomo to Chifunda. As WW has pointed out, the pontoon may be an issue. The traverse through NLNP, also,...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Hi Tron,

    As you probably know you are not allowed to self-drive in NLNP except for transversing the Park. One is supposed to stay at one of the two (Kutandala and Buffalo Camp) camps within and...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Like Ortelius has said there are plenty of options to withdraw money at The Hubb. Ourselves have used the exchange offices on the first floor, at favorable rates.

    Yes, it is our impression as well...
  18. Re: Selous being split into two, part NP, part hunting reserve

    The same old modus operandi ! It has been happening everywhere.
  19. Re: Selous being split into two, part NP, part hunting reserve

    That is it Tony! The former will excuse the latter and vice-versa. Shame! Resources and resources... and at what price? ;

    Wilderness areas are definitely doomed for future generations.

    AP
  20. Re: Selous being split into two, part NP, part hunting reserve

    Certainly not good news.

    Has not been these way for a long time?, i.e., only a minority of Selous was opened to the "photographic safari industry", being the vast majority being explored by the...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    As far I know, that might not be the case no more!

    AP
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Hi Freek,

    You could not get better advise than with WW.

    It really looks Very good!;D

    WW has a point here (day 24). If you are flying that night, I would take the main Mombasa Rd to Nairobi...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

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    Day 24: An early start from Chyulu campsite in Tsavo West NP should get you back to Nairobi before dark. You do not want to feel under any time pressure when driving...
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    Re: Zambian Camping Advice

    Hi,

    At Liuwa NP, although towing is not prohibited, permission is necessary prior to booking from management.

    This is an excerpt from the published travel/ visiting guidelines :

    8. Can we...
  25. Thread: Zambia 2019

    by apfac
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    Re: Zambia 2019

    Hi Andrea,

    Although we have not driven on this northern section of the Kafue, I totally agree with WW.

    If your intention is to visit the Busanga plains, remember that there is no self drive...
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    Re: Mpopo camp at Niassa

    Thank you Jay,

    Which border and route have you taken ?

    Thank you.

    AP
  27. Re: Trip Report: Southern Namibia at a leisurely pace.

    Hi Frans,

    It will be difficult not to repeat other´s opinions : thank you very for such a detailed report and pictures to match. As Stan said the Namibian bug really strikes while visiting the...
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    Re: South Luangwa to Mpika

    Hi,

    In October 2017 we had this route as a plan C (against, route 05 and the NLNP traverse). We decided on the NL traverse, and we could not decide better. Was a pleasant and very enjoyable drive,...
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    Re: Mupamadzi Crossing

    Hi Mike,

    You can always drive up to NLNP, take the pontoon, and traverse NLNP up to the GNRoad (T2) and thereafter to Mutinondo. I would advise to break it at Chifunda community campsite. It is...
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    Re: 4x4 Camper Hire in Tanzania - advice wanted

    Hi Mike,

    We have rented from Shaw´s in Arusha (USA) in 2016. Have a look at their website (https://shawsafaris.co.tz). You may expect well serviced cars, fully operational, reliable and with a...
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    Sticky: Re: A collection of epic african overland journeys

    http://luandamaputobybicycle.blogspot.com


    Just finished reading this interesting and captivating travelogue from a cyclist that linked Luanda to Maputo by bicycle. 168 days and just over 8200Km...
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    Re: Camping between Zikomo and Lusaka

    As Tony Weaver said above " Chimwemwe Executive Lodge ". They have camping facilities or you can rent a room for the night. Check their website!

    I would not skip visiting SLNP. If you stay at...
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    Re: Camping between Zikomo and Lusaka

    I would re-phrase Tony. If you pretend to do it straight Zikomo -Lusaka, I would prefer to cross the city and overnight at Eureka (south side) and save some time for the next day stretch to Mana. You...
  34. Thread: Angola trip

    by apfac
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    Re: Angola trip

    No link for the blog!

    AP
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    Re: Roys Camp to Livingstone.

    Perfectly doable. Hippo bay - LVI should take around 8 hrs +/-; A little longer if you take the all-weather road, and a little bit less if you take the river road (if doable/ passable).

    Good...
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