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    Re: Botswana May 2021 - Valuable lessons learned

    Although I keep hearing from a good majority that Savuti is not that worth especially since the channel dried, well, I can confirm that Savuti is still a can't miss item as long as you understand the...
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    Re: Current road conditions : Moremi/CKGR

    Given recent news many roads are still underwater. But the South Gate-Xakanaxa direct road should be ok. The problem could be between Xakanaxa and Khwai where in the Dombo Hippo Pool area, roads...
  3. Re: How long does a dual battery system really last?

    Thank's Peter, very much appreciated. If everything goes as planned, should be one first 1- 1/2 month trip next september 2022 through Damaraland and Kaokoland and a second 2 - 1/2 months from...
  4. Re: How long does a dual battery system really last?

    Remember it's the panel, solar charge controller and some decent cable, crocodile clamps for connection to the battery.
    ...
  5. Re: How long does a dual battery system really last?

    Thank's for all your advices. On one hand I feel I was probably worrying a bit too much, but on the other I think also that I'll consider a 100w solar panel for good.
    Thank's again.
  6. How long does a dual battery system really last?

    Hi guys, I'm struggling with the dual battery-system lifespan.

    So up until now, on every trip I did (between 3-4 weeks) with a rented and camping equipped Hilux, had a dual-battery system which...
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    Re: Providing Water To Cats In CKGR?

    That's so sad, and so stupid! Even more stupid if actually encouraged by a ranger who should be put under arrest.
    From a "zoologist" point of view, one should also know that leopards are not...
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    Re: MAKGADIKGADI/NXAI PAN Trip Report

    How I know what you're talking about. Agree that it was even tougher than sandridge road in Savuti.

    Guess what, I was there at the Khumaga Campsite in august 2019 and along the boteti, tried to...
  9. Thread: Covid Testing

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    Entering and exiting KTP from Namibia (Mata Mata)

    Hi guys,

    hope you can help me on this...

    If I enter KTP from Mata Mata and would exit again from Mata Mata, does the 2 nights rule apply? I'm wondering because on one hand I'm not transiting...
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    Re: Toyota Hilux vs Nissan NP300

    Thank's for all your answers. I'll definitely consider to hire the NP300.
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    Toyota Hilux vs Nissan NP300

    Hi guys,
    I'm struggling to choose the next rental for an overland trip of 7-9 weeks through Namibia-Botswana-Zimbabwe across Kgalagadi-CKGR-Moremi-Chobe-Hwange-Kubu island and Nxai Pans.
    On many...
  12. Thread: Savuti channel

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    Re: Savuti channel

    Thank's Bush Boy for your update. So the flow has not reached the Savuti campsite and the marsh, am I correct?
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    Re: Upington to CKGR route - accommodation tips

    Hi guys,
    speaking of Ghanzi...what can you say about the Palm Afrique Lodge (which offers campsites as well)?
    It seems not bad and well located since it is on the way to Xade gate.
    Thanks for any...
  14. Thread: Savuti channel

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    Savuti channel

    Hi guys,
    I was wondering if someone could give updates on the Savuti channel.
    Since my last visit in august 2019 it was still dry.
    Has anything changed since then?
    Thank's
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    Re: Moremi advice please

    I also agree that Savuti is can't miss item. True is that for first timer Moremi or Chobe Riverfront might be easier to spot game while Savuti requires some knowledge on "where" and "when" as Pat...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    If you refer to the one starting from Third Bridge then it has to be Gxhobega or Gcudikwa (well one should be the island and the other should be the name of the lagoon).
    I was tempted back in 2019...
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    Re: LC 79 and Hilux fuel consumption

    Thank's guys for all your valuable feedbacks. It has been a joy reading you.
    Truth is that I just love the LC, I'd love to drive one, that truck has something...its appeal its...well don't really...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    Perhaps I'm getting it wrong what I'm quoting, but if I understood you correctly, you say that South gate and Third Bridge are less attractive, did I get it right?
    Allow me to tell that from South...
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    Re: LC 79 and Hilux fuel consumption

    Thank's Bloutrein, you actually raised an important issue I didn't think about. The Hilux would be automatic and on sand well...don't know, I can tell the consumption with the manual transmission,...
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    Re: LC 79 and Hilux fuel consumption

    Thank's Gareth, you toally got my point. Your suggestion based on your own experience is very clear. Since I hate to watch that gauge as well and don't want to take chances (yes I may have...
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    LC 79 and Hilux fuel consumption

    Hi guys, I'I'll post this on the Toyota section as well later, but thought to start here.
    I'm in the early stage of planning my trip in southern africa (mainly Botswana) for 2022 (or 2023, we'll...
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    Landcruiser 79 and Hilux fuel consumption

    Hi guys, I'I'll post this on the Toyota section as well later, but thought to start here.
    I'm in the early stage of planning my trip in southern africa (mainly Botswana) for 2022 (or 2023, we'll...
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    Re: New park/reserve fees

    Hi guys, I take the advantage of the topic to ask you question about the park fees of KTP.
    I'll spend 2 night at Mata Mata, 2 nights at Rooiputs and 2 nights at Polentswa.
    Am I correct to say that...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    I also don't see the point on spending 2 nights at kazikiini, would instead add one in south gate and one in in magotho or maybe third birdge.
    Beeing dry season it's fine to skip Savuti and get to...
  25. Re: Route planning from Kgalagadi / Kaaa Gate to CKGR Passarge Campsite

    We have this dates:
    6.3. Urikaruus
    7.3.
    8.3.
    9.3. Passarge

    Where to stay overnight between Bokspits and Passarge?

    Where is the last fuel stop before entering Tsau Gate?
  26. Re: Route planning from Kgalagadi / Kaaa Gate to CKGR Passarge Campsite

    I'm at early stage of planning something similar but instead of leaving KTP from Kaa I will leave from Mabua. I give credit to those saying that Hukuntsi and Kang are ok to stock up, but since I...
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    Re: Booking Planet Boabab

    Last year I could make the booking using this address:
    [email protected]
    Alternatively you could go via SafariNow.com and search "planet baobab"
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    Re: Advice needed Moremi Oct 2021

    Well, to be more accurate, if you go to xakanaxa then take the direct route from south gate, it's 1,5 hrs of driving time so +1.5/2 hrs from crocodile camp not more than 4 hrs anyways, you can make...
  29. Re: State of Emergency extended for another 6 months

    That's very unfortunate. On the other hand that decision could also be lifted before the 6 months, I guess it will depend on the overall reaction by the tourism industry and what neighbour countries...
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    Re: Botswana Is The Best In Wildlife Conservation

    I totally agree. Still, it gives a rough idea of the proportions. And if I have to compare with europe, well then we're far far away in terms of conservation, so Africa remains a leading continent...
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    Re: Park Fees Payment to be Privatised

    Thanks Pat. I guess this may affect the current rates, but on the other hand the system could be easier for folks like me still making every single booking without third parties. Looking forward for...
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    Re: Park Fees Payment to be Privatised

    Will this affect the DWNP managed campsites as well (in terms of booking process)?
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    Re: Recommendation - Oka Swamps Travel and Tours

    You're not wrong either, caught people with more than 2.5 bar! ....few EU, half of them south africans and locals (not kidding). Trucks with supplies for the lodges in Savuti or those just pulling...
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    Re: Recommendation - Oka Swamps Travel and Tours

    When was the sandridge road ever in good conditions? Tough for sure, but doable for the newbies. Plus, lot of traffic, so if you get stuck, sooner or later someone shows up. Nobody ever died.
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    Re: Overland December2020-January 2021

    Consider that a similar plan I'm putting together (KPT, CKGR, Khwai, Savuti, Hwange, Makgadigadi pans) starting and returning to windhoek is going to take me 7 weeks. Yet I have to make choices and...
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