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    Re: Moar Southern Namibia (Again)

    Indeed they are, but some would have preferred the Swiss variety it seems.
    Enjoying revisiting these places!
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    Re: Our first overlanding trip

    Jono, there are many forum members who enjoy nothing more than helping newbies to plan overland trips.

    A couple of provisos to consider though, to elicit the best cooperation and information.

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    Re: Moar Southern Namibia (Again)

    The bird's nest in the last photo of the previous post?
    Can't see too clearly but think this huge nest on the cliff is that of a hamerkop.
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Camp coffee walks a line between good coffee, durability, convenience and simplicity.

    I use two devices:
    A metal French press (plunger), widely available.
    OR Aeropress, but important to also buy...
  5. Sticky: Re: A collection of epic african overland journeys

    A YouTube channel (4 in a 4x4) of episodes of a family's trip through Southern and heading into East Africa. This is a trip underway currently and one of very few at this time. Entertaining!
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    Andre, whilst agreeing with you, I feel that the more diplomatic approach works best and tends to have less chance of spoiling your own holiday. The type of person prone to be a nuisance camper will...
  7. Re: Kazungula Bridge and 1-stop terminal opening on 12-May 2021

    There are some interesting implications about these recent border developments. Together with the Kazungula Bridge opening is an announcement involving the SA/Zimbabwe border at Beit Bridge.

    It...
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    Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Have copied and pasted from a post today from Ortelius about his opinion on Sero 6 Special Campsite and driving around the boundaries between the NCA area and Serengeti at Lake Ndutu. Thanks...
  9. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    Thanks for providing further info, very helpful. In these Covid times there might just be cancellations at the block-booked Ndutu sites. We were told at the NCA Karatu offices that sometimes the...
  10. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    The wildebeest calving en masse in the south is considered by experts to be an absolute highlight on the Serengeti calendar. It begins in January in the far south in the NCA near the Ndutu special...
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    Yes Paul on a couple of occasions. In Tambotie camp one night when walking by, I sidetracked to lift up a tumbled rubbish drum and fell flat onto my back with shock when a hissing ratel almost ran...
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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    Hi Bud, just watch the timing of your inoculations as some of them require boosters some months after the first dose.
    Below is the extract from my Slow Donkey blog on the immunizations that I...
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    And the CKGR demonstrates the same green season dramatic contrast, perhaps more so.
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    Re: Kgalagadi

    If there are any members out there that doubt the beauty of the Kgalagadi in the green season, please have a look at this YouTube video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHTwHL6-q1Q
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    To be clear, I am not advocating any smuggling as I completely understand the impact of Foot and Mouth and Avian Flu.
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    People must never forget that except for SA and Namibia, all the game reserves and lodges in the rest of Africa are largely unfenced. Some have electrified cables to keep elephants from breaking down...
  17. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    It is indeed therapeutic to plan ahead whilst understanding the vagaries that Covid might present. We are in the same boat.

    Please keep us updated.
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    Re: Brandberg lion encounter

    Thanks Tony, very interesting article.

    I found the following sentence confirmatory in supporting my personal thoughts.

    "There are clear indications that, in attempts to ensure sightings and...
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    I do understand Walter and have bought meat and other supplies in Botswana very regularly over the years. However when transiting Botswana to enter Zimbabwe, the last thing I want to do is shopping...
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    Re: Botswana Pula

    Piet, on the go again? Good for you!

    The advice from Scheepers appears sound. Take some US$ for emergency use. Credit Cards, we always take both a Visa and Mastercard as some ATMs only accept...
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    Re: Providing Water To Cats In CKGR?

    I agree that the "chief ranger at Matswere" was quoted in the post as agreeing to the practice of putting out water in campsites for the leopards to drink..... and also that the ranger's name was...
  22. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    I commend your optimism regarding your planned northern Tanzania visit, best of luck and why not give it a good try? Are you aware of the new Tanzanian president's regulations around Covid and...
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    Re: Providing Water To Cats In CKGR?

    All these Facebook groups have a set of rules and an administrator. I would guess that perhaps Bruwer du Preez was thought by the group administrator to have broken the terms governing membership of...
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    Re: Medical oxygen tanks

    :rolleyes: As has the whole International medical industry. Should make you think.
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    Re: Medical oxygen tanks

    No thank you!

    See and read
    https://www.news24.com/health24/medical/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/ivermectin-for-covid-19-still-no-conclusive-evidence-that-it-works-20210503-3
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    Re: Providing Water To Cats In CKGR?

    John, I am sure most forum members share your disapproval of this practice. I would be confident that claims of approval from rangers are absolute bollocks!

    Habituating the big cats in the greater...
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    It is indeed a luxury, as once life circumstances change, to be able to visit the bush out of the most popular seasons. Advancing age has some compensations.
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    Outstanding Jors, thank you!
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    Always worthy of a mention and perhaps even worth extending the above application.

    Some overlanders seem to freeload off fellow travelers too much perhaps, but especially irksome to me are the...
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    Re: Medical oxygen tanks

    Fluffy obviously I cannot be sure, but for what its worth, I suspect your wife suffered from a pulmonary embolism (not aneurism).

    That is a clot originating from elsewhere (usually a major vein in...
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    Re: Mabu-Kalagadi March 21 trip report

    Thanks for sharing Paul and many great photos. It is worth noting yet again that the Kalahari does also reward when it has rained.
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    Re: Medical oxygen tanks

    I sincerely hope that every Tom, Dick and Harry is not going to buy O2 cylinders and stockpile them, that would clearly increase our chances of ending up with shortages. Hopefully the 02 suppliers...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Way to go Keith. Retired out in the sticks but still more than able to contribute meaningfully, add meaning to your own life and best of all, willing to share with us. Thank you and keep going.
  34. Re: Mkambati, Hluleka & Loteni Trip Report 2021

    !Xo, thank you for this entertaining and enlightening, but sobering report.

    Pondoland is indeed the wildest of the Wild Coast.
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    Bud, I am not sure if you know of this couple that have been overlanding the world, including Africa, in their old Land Cruiser. We met them in Kenya and Ethiopia during 2015. True Global Nomadic...
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