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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    It depends on what you classify as overland travel. To concurr with Tony that the only vehicle spares you will find in isolated Africa are those for Toyota, allow me to quote from personal...
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    Re: Yet another Hwange question...

    Plans look good but get on and do your bookings. Please provide feedback and any subsequent trip report for others to make us of, would be most welcome.
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    Re: T4A on new Garmin Overlander

    It would seem to me that the new and expensive Garmin Overlander has far more to offer travelers in the Americas than in Africa. That is, until T4A is fully integrated into the Garmin systems...
  4. Re: Our African Ramblings - a blog about our African safaris

    Thanks again for excellent reports Ortelius. I urge all busy researching visits to any of the areas you have covered on your blogs, to pay careful attention to your information. It will be most...
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    Re: Yet another Hwange question...

    Hi Jayron, you are already very well informed and have narrowed down your Hwange alternatives very well. I feel obliged to offer my bit of advice.

    July is the dry season in Hwange and game viewing...
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    Just for clarity, most "lifts" mean that standard shocks cannot reliably used as replacements. "Lifted" shocks for replacement are difficult to find outside the major centers of Southern Africa.
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    Re: Land Cruisers too uneconomical?

    If you are planning extended independant overland-vehicle travel north of our borders, buy a Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series 4,2 Diesel. It is the work horse of Third World travel and for very good...
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    I strongly urge you to buy the best Toyoto Prado you can afford. Preferably diesel.

    If you have a strong bias against a Prado, then a Pajero diesel.

    Then do not spend too much on modifications,...
  9. Re: Wilderness Camping Namibia -Interest-

    We thrive on wild camping where the situation is condusive to do so. I really dislike the feeling of camping on private land, where one might be unwelcome and am probably too thin-skinned in this...
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    Re: Actual Situation in Zimbabwe

    Rudy, can't you please rather post a brief feedback report?
  11. Re: Southern Namibia trip report - October

    Thank you for the beginning of your trip report:D.

    It is always refereshing to see a known area updated via fresh and younger eyes. Whilst looking forward to the other installments, feel...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks Keith, aardvark fans are all ears.
  13. Re: Namibia trip planning, Dec 2019, the south west

    Which one?
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    Re: Birds of Australia

    Congratulations, but suspect that was made in South Africa.
    A Bruce or a Sheila?
    Please keep posting Oz birds.
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    Re: Investing and Living in Malawi

    Biltracide, generic name praziquantel. Very effective. Dosage 40 mg/kg bodyweight as a single dose. Tabs are 600mg and therefore the average adult will need about 6 tablets as a single dose. I...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    It is not generally a sound policy to gather firewood in campsites. I would think that campers with a reasonable appreciation of nature and consideration for other campers, nature lovers and the...
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    Re: Kruger self catering with small kids

    I strongly endorse lekhubu's response. As a medical professional I advise you to be very wary about not taking malaria prophylaxis. Malaria in small children has an exceptionally high mortality.
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  18. Re: Liuwa Plain - location of new camp & campsite advice please

    Webster (and hopefully not Tron), I would be angry if African Parks pulled a similar stunt on us. I would definately send them an appropriate email.

    I am very disappointed at their attitude on...
  19. Re: Fold away /fold out, step ladders for vehicles/trailers with high ground clearanc

    No easy solution. We carry a 4-step wooden step ladder. Can also get aluminium, but these rattle noisily if stored within the vehicle when on rougher roads.
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    Re: South Gate camping

    Yes I can also confirm that in my opinion South Gate is definately worth using as a Moremi campsite. Especially if you cannot get Third Bridge, Xakanaxa or Khwai.

    Its obvious disadvantage is its...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    IMO, an epic time of year for Zambia. Safari Njema.
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    Re: Anatolia Hiking Trail

    I think you mean the Amatola Trail??
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    Re: Toyota ad banned

    I am sad and disappointed about the tone of some of the posts on this thread.

    I regard myself as a true-blue bush lover, overlander and nature enthusiast. I try my best to be tolerant of a wide...
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    Re: Xenophobic attacks?!!

    I personally would not hesitate to drive in Zim under present circumstances, but would keep a close eye on any significant flareups. The situation would have to be quite bad for me to cancel a visit...
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    Re: IOverlander

    Ioverlander is very handy and is extensively referenced, used and updated by vehicle dependant overlanders.
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    Re: Mwanza to kigoma your advice ?

    Tabora to Kigoma - so about a third is still dirt. In 2015 only about a third was tarred, if I remember correctly. Slow but steady progress.
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    Re: Just don't get some people...

    I do not think any of us should be "sitting on our hands" when we witness acts of ecological carelessness on this forum. For what it might be worth, I will certainly back any such posts and I am sure...
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    If you have the choice, rather travel a particularly sandy track in the early mornings, when the sand is not as hot and more compacted.
    If an approaching vehicle moves out of the tracks to allow...
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    Re: Khubu island to Nxai pan

    Yes the Nxai Pan approach sand road, although it has very deep sand, has some concealed humps that will cause your vehicle and especially the trailer to ramp badly if traveling too fast.

    But, one...
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    Re: Moremi, Chobe and Panhandle trip report

    Thanks Thys, a very nice concise TR packed with the important details. It certainly help those looking for trip planning info.
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    Re: 40 days - zambia part two

    Hi Kerry, thanks for your helpful and detailed reports. Thanks also for three contemporaneous reviews of the campsites at South Luangwa NP. It so happens that I completely agree with your comments....
  32. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    That is a very sharp double-edged sword :).
  33. Re: Trip report: Zambia & Namibia, Augist 2019

    Always something to look forward to, a trip report from Ortelius. Thanks and will follow the rest to come.
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    Re: Carnet de Passage - Namibia

    You will only need a TIP - Temporary Import Permit - for your Zimbabwian vehicle in Namibia. Purchase this at any border as you enter.
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Fantastic trip IMHO, also enough flexibility just in case.
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