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    Re: Angola Border fees.

    When we entered Angola through the Ruacana border in June 2018, there was no insurance available. In fact, the Ruacana border post had nothing apart from immigration, customs and police. The back of...
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    Re: Angola Border fees.

    This is what I wrote on the forum after our trip to Angola in June 2018.

    “Third Party Insurance is required - see https://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...ce-Report/news. Prior to our trip, I...
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    Re: Private Rental

    Ortelius did a considerable amount of research a few years ago about 4x4 rentals in Kenya. See this thread https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/259682-Renting-4x4-in-Kenya
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    Re: Private Rental

    There are only about two other people on this forum who live - or have lived - in Kenya.

    The only advice I can give you is to contact Chris at Jungle Junction (the well-known overlanders’ place in...
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    Re: Importing 1997 Discovery from UK

    Adrian

    I am trying very hard not to be a dampener on your plans, but I want you to be aware of the many, many pitfalls.

    Transfer of ownership of a vehicle is done through the National Transport...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Safari njema.

    And please, please write a trip report to let me know how your trip went: it doesn’t have to be in English as Google Translate can be my friend.

    It is all “give and take” on this...
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    Re: Importing 1997 Discovery from UK

    To give you some background, I am Kenya born and bred. Furthermore, after many years of living in Kenya, we, of course, have a Kenya Revenue Authority PIN number. We always do everything totally...
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    Re: Importing 1997 Discovery from UK

    The fundamental questions are:


    Is it possible to register a vehicle in your own name in any African country without being a resident?
    How many weeks (or months) are you willing to give over...
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    Re: Importing 1997 Discovery from UK

    Adrian

    The C32 form is a Kenyan form and would need to be signed by a Kenyan customs officer at the port of entry. It would not be able to be signed in London.

    If a Carnet is needed for...
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    Re: Importing 1997 Discovery from UK

    This thread is in danger of being derailed by those with little or no experience of East African bureaucracy.

    Egypt, like many countries, requires a Carnet de Passage - which is the vehicle’s...
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    Re: Importing 1997 Discovery from UK

    This is exactly what NOT to do...
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    Re: Importing 1997 Discovery from UK

    Adrian

    Welcome to the forum, and karibuni Kenya.

    I presume you are intending on temporarily importing the vehicle into Kenya. You will not be able to permanently import the vehicle into Kenya...
  13. Re: Falling deeper and deeper in Love with Beautiful Zambia - Kafue NP and Busanga Pl

    No tsetses in Ntemwa itself, but lots in the treeline nearby, and the drive up from Hook Bridge is typical miombo woodland and prime tsetse country.

    The plains themselves are not tsetse country,...
  14. Re: Falling deeper and deeper in Love with Beautiful Zambia - Kafue NP and Busanga Pl

    This is what I wrote about exiting from the Busanga plains northwards in July 2018. We had treated ourselves to a wonderful few nights at Ntemwa with Tyrone McKeith. I do not think that camping in...
  15. Re: Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park, Ntemwa Fly Camp

    Andrea

    You will see from the information that Ntemwa is only offering space for self drivers in June and November. It will be closed for the dates in December you were planning.

    I know Tyrone...
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    Re: Mwanza to kigoma your advice ?

    If as bremerontour says, the road between Mwanza and Tabora is excellent, then the route I would chose is Mwanza-Tabora-Kigoma. I thought the route from Tabora to Kigoma was fascinating when we did...
  17. Re: Trip report: Zambia & Namibia, Augist 2019

    Yes, it would appear that the community campsites at Liuwa Plain now have solar hot water showers. They didn’t in July 2018. This is likely to appeal to the “masses”.

    A conundrum as conservation...
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    Re: Crossing Lava - davesimo

    If I were you I would ask some of the Rhino Charge people in Kenya what they fill their tyres with. I understand some people go with some sort of gel-filled tyres.

    I have been to Lake Turkana a...
  19. Re: Trip report: Zambia & Namibia, Augist 2019

    Thank you, Ortelius, for another excellent trip report. Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your trip.

    I had been wondering how your trip went to the lovely Zambia.

    Best salaams to...
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    Re: Pass through serengeti

    Yes, you will need to pay the park fees, vehicle fees and camping fees for both ways.
  21. Re: Tips for possible Uganda/Kenya/Tanzania trip 2020

    I can assure you that June and July are cold and grey in high altitude Kenya. Nairobi, the Kikuyu highlands, the Laikipia, the Aberdares, and around Mt Kenya are blanketed in grey cloud during these...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Update as of 31 August 2019

    When going to the Mara Conservancy (Triangle), use the Sekanani Gate. You get a transit pass at Sekanani and pay your park and camping fees at the Mara Bridge gate into...
  23. Re: Tips for possible Uganda/Kenya/Tanzania trip 2020

    I am currently camping on the banks of the Mara river in a private campsite. I will reply to Dutchie when we return to Nairobi. But Dutchie needs to look at the climate for Kenya as June and July are...
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    Re: Mwanza to kigoma your advice ?

    If I were you, although I haven’t driven the section Mwanza to Tabora, I would go Mwanza-Tabora-Kigoma.

    All recent accounts of the road along the Burundi border are of roadworks, diversions etc....
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    Re: Tanzania advice

    There is a lot on this forum about the famous Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti.

    Lobo can only be accessed via the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area when coming from the east.

    Safari njema.
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Tron

    In 2014, the descend down into North Luangwa NP from the Mano gate was nothing untoward. You will be climbing up it. It is nothing compared to the “05” and everything I have read about the...
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    Re: Mwanza to kigoma your advice ?

    It depends where you are going after Kigoma.
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    Re: October November Angola

    I don’t know about travelling in Angola in October/November. We went in June which is the only month when all three of the Angolan climatic zones are dry.

    Please see this...
  29. Re: Angola Trip Report: 30 May to 26 June 2018

    Private message sent.
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    Re: October November Angola

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/300860-Angola-Trip-Report-30-May-to-26-June-2018/page2

    See post #34.
  31. Re: Newbies to Zambia: travel times for Kafue and Luiwa

    Slowones

    It isn’t a link to a blog, but here is the trip report for Zambia and Namibia on our way south, and then on our way back to Kenya (including Liuwa Plain and Kafue).
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  32. Re: Selous being split into two, part NP, part hunting reserve

    https://fzs.org/en/projects/selous-conservation-project/
    https://www.bernhardgrzimek.de/index-4994#43659

    And please sign this petition (although probably too late as construction of the dam has...
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    Re: Maramba Lodge Zambia

    Maramba River Lodge is a great place to camp or stay a few miles outside Livingstone and within hearing distance of the Victoria Falls. It is very near the town, supermarkets, garages, and...
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    Re: Tanzania advice

    And Udzungwa NP for endemic birds and monkeys. Fabulous mountain park.

    And the Selous Game Reserve before it gets ruined by the dam project.

    And the wonderful Lake Tanganyika: Gombe Stream NP...
  35. Re: Selous being split into two, part NP, part hunting reserve

    The Stiegler’s Dam project is, undoubtedly, a catastrophe for the Selous: it also short-sighted.

    Apart from the the environmental damage at the site of the dam and the impacts down river at the...
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