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    Re: Land Rover parts & Mechanic Zambia

    Not a LR however just to share, we've reduced our spares kit down to:

    - spare bulbs (legally required anyway)
    - spare serpentine belt
    - spare fuses

    In 5 years we've needed one fuse.
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    I have no doubt that my diagnostic skills are limited, however my reactions:

    - GVM too high?
    - Radiator (partially) blocked so inadequate cooling?
    - thermostat sticking so intermittently...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    I much prefer rascible people...
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    Re: Land Rover parts & Mechanic Zambia

    If you have an electrical problem and you're not far from Livingstone I suggest contacting Nelson Zhawari in Victoria Falls (+263 7 72815393‬ - if still current) and asking him to cross into Zambia...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Thanks for sharing. Pity about the breakdown, obviously, however it's good that you got through it OK.

    Wondering about the LC overheating - engine or transmission? Never had a problem with our...
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    Re: Help for 21 day itinerary

    I agree - you can then enter the park at sunrise and see the dunes in the morning light, spend the day at/around the end of the road, and return in the afternoon seeing things in the late afternoon...
  7. Re: Uganda into Kenya Point of Entry for Visa

    Good update - when we were in the region the road north from Mbale to the Kapchorwa junction was in (re)construction. Also we found that most of the road from Moroto south to that junction was in...
  8. Re: Uganda into Kenya Point of Entry for Visa

    We crossed at Suam several years ago (2017). It was mid-October and the road was extremely difficult. From Moyok we decided (local advice) to take a track down the mountain to the plains, passing...
  9. Re: 6 - 7 nights for an August Zim trip from Bulawayo. Help!

    Matobo is a great day trip from Bulawayo - I was first there in 1973, last there in 2017 - still a joy to visit.
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Nothing to add to most answers.

    It seems that we're the only travellers to have stayed at the Wildebeest. We chose to be there based on recommendations from friends who live(d) in Karen, it was...
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    Poll: Re: Advice on Spare Tyre Location

    Good advice.

    I thought I'd add some more experience to help; On this type of trip our experience is three "big trips" and lots of shorter trips (anything from a weekend to a few weeks - Botswana,...
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    Re: Self-Drive South Africa to Serengeti

    On our last trip we stayed at the following:

    Forest Inn on the Great North Road (good restaurant of you want a break from cooking)Liuwa Plains NP
    Ikithe Lodge campsite (best ablutions in Africa)...
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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    Interesting debate: for decades I took prophylaxis, ranging from Paludrine in SE Asia (lived there 1-1/2 years, travelled there frequently) to Lariam in Congo (lived there two years) and lots in...
  14. Re: Self drives in the Rwanda parks without a guide?

    Part of (built in to) the vehicle are things like the winch, roof rack, snorkel, bed, storage, fridge, drawers, potable water tank, awnings, UHF radio.

    In/on the vehicle (after our last big trip -...
  15. Re: Self drives in the Rwanda parks without a guide?

    Thanks!

    Yes, I can see the challenge. We have a home base, and can hence accumulate stuff, although a lot less than previously - we finally got all of our stuff onto one continent, in fact into...
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    Re: Namibia 2022

    There are Spar Supermarlets in Mariental, Reheboth, lots of options in Windhoek for groceries; then Otjiwarongo, where the Crocodile Farm is interesting. There’s a Spar in Outjo before entering...
  17. Re: Self drives in the Rwanda parks without a guide?

    Thanks for the compliment! You make a great point re storage - we look for fabrics/weavings, which take up little space while reflecting local art; we buy paintings which take up little space and...
  18. Re: Self drives in the Rwanda parks without a guide?

    We spent some time in Akagera and drove ourselves - no problem. As WW says, it's a good park, however not as prolific as some others. We enjoyed the views from the campsite at Muyumbu. You can take a...
  19. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Agree completely - we share driving 50/50 - 2 hours/2 hours (and in tough conditions 1 hour/1 hour), and take breaks at every change or at most every 4 hours.

    Having only one driver is putting a...
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    Re: How are you managing photo libraries?

    Thank you - this is great!

    As you say - big job - one of those which gets shunted to the "wag-'n-bietjie" pile...

    Yes - we're aiming to get them all into Lightroom - apparently the migration...
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    How are you managing photo libraries?

    We have (through ignorance, lack of holistic planning, and Apple's decision to abandon Aperture) accumulated multiple libraries of photos, scattered between several laptop hard drives and several...
  22. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Good point re insurance - didn't occur to me because we have worldwide insurance all the time (and yes - it does cover Covid-19).

    The ethical point is also a good one. We are restricted here...
  23. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    I wrote this before reading the other responses and find (now that I've read them) that these views are much the same:

    1) Permission - no point in planning to travel somewhere if you can't enter...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Great points, in particular I echo the comment re the Great Zimbabwe, and add that you could also go to Mapungubwe where you can visit the Royal Palace on a game walk.
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Yes, it was June, although it wasn't particularly wet.
  26. Re: David (Evoque) rescuing Goliath (Land Cruiser bakkie)

    Good work! I'm reminded of my rescuing a Land Rover, a Bakkie, and another vehicle from a river bed in Botswana, in my.................. Peugeot 304 (rented).
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    I know there's a discussion on another thread somewhere, so perhaps it's one of yours and I'm repeating comments. Anyway - the route from Lukulu to Liuwa may not be a good option. We failed to find a...
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    Re: How are you documenting your travels?

    1. What editing software should I get for video/photos in order to be able to produce a short video? iMovie works for us.
    2. What software to use to document, save and give brief descriptions to...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    PS - my guess was wrong : (
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    Clarity - excellent!

    I wonder whether you can do carnet/TIP runs, like visas runs - leave for a day after 6 months and come back?
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    I wish...

    We have double the population of Australia and we have had 17,500 fatalities in the same period... : )

    We may both be vaccinated by December this year...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    Anyone talking to the AA of Kenya, if she's still there (she went on Maternity leave in 2017 but should be back) she's the one who really knows how to handle carnets (issue, extension, changing from...
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    Re: 20-year old 80 Cruiser -longevity?

    We had a 1997 series 80 - great vehicle, very capable and comfortable. Our experience was that most Toyota dealers really didn't want to have anything to do with an older vehicle. If we needed parts...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    I poked around a bit and found this - "For vehicles that are registered in the SACU, the East African Community do allow temporary import without a Carnet de passage."...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    Yes, certainty tends to be in short supply in Africa. When I looked at the website it leads you to each country, with details of the carnet, conditions for that country, and for Tanzania it gives two...
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