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  1. Re: Nairobi - nyeri/nanyuki alternative route

    It is possible to share GPS tracks on Google maps. See this link where we shared our actual GPS tracks on Google maps from our Angola trip in 2018....
  2. Re: Nairobi - nyeri/nanyuki alternative route

    Thanks, atakanmerdin. We can’t see it as you need to share the file.

    I presume the route you are describing includes the White Sisters road - which is an excellent way to get from the Thika area...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    This will be of interest to those wanting to travel from Nairobi to Amboseli NP/Kimana Sanctuary avoiding the main Nairobi-Mombasa road or the road from Namanga.

    There is now an alternative route...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    I know that area, but I haven’t been since the Kimana Sanctuary was set up as a conservancy. I think it sounds wonderful either for a day trip or for camping.

    MPesa is pretty simple to set up - if...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    While staying outside Amboseli NP, I would recommend a day spent at the Kimana Sanctuary. https://www.kimanasanctuary.com/


    The sanctuary is communally owned by 844 local Maasai, who in 1996 had...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    I don’t know anything about SEMADEP camp which appears from Google to be just outside the Sekanani gate. A word of warning - it will take most of a day to drive from there to Narok, do your shopping,...
  7. Re: Accommodation between Mana and Livingstone

    Moorings campsite near Monze.

    http://mooringscampsite.com/
  8. Re: Trip report: crossing the DRC by public transport

    Dave and Rejane have updated from Ghana. They write so well.
  9. Thread: Ruaha

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    Re: Ruaha

    Oh, to be in the Ruaha again - watching elephants crossing the Great Ruaha River, searching for Sable up the escarpment and down towards the river in the heat of the day, finding lions in a bush just...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    Yes, the KWS campsite is good. It is the only campsite within Amboseli NP.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/308365-Amboseli-National-Park-and-the-greater-Amboseli-ecosystem
  11. Thread: Ruaha

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    Re: Ruaha

    It just shows that farming families are the same the world over. You will have enjoyed being at the lovely Kisolanza and discussing cattle etc. If you ever venture into Kenya, let me know.

    It...
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    Re: Cape Town to Serengeti 2022

    I stumbled upon this thread - although I have a rule never to comment on threads not on the Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia or East African sections of this forum.

    If Rosscoe starts a thread on any of the...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    Kishanga is for professional tour operators only. I think all the western campsites are for professional tour operators only.

    Dirisha is lovely and my favourite campsite. It is well located for...
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    Re: Ruaha

    Asante sana, Lightweight, for your wonderful trip report. Congratulations on a great trip in this pandemic world to the wonderful Zambia and the lovely Ruaha in southern Tanzania. So glad to hear...
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    Re: Kenya entrance by road

    VisasYou need a visa to enter Kenya. Kenyan entry visas are exclusively issued electronically, with passengers required to obtain their e-visas before departure. You can apply for single entry and...
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    Re: Kenya entrance by road

    It is a long old way from Chipata, Zambia to Nairobi, Kenya. Good luck.

    I will only tell you what I know and/or have found out through the internet about entry to Kenya.

    But as Caldriver said,...
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    Re: Lusaka to Barotse Tiger Camp (Lukulu)

    Presumably you would contact the lodge where you have a booking and ask them?
    https://barotsetigercamp.mu/contact-us/
  18. Re: Sandriver Campsite in Masai Mara Reserve

    In the Kenyan Mara if you make friends with the rangers who patrol around in little Marutis/Suzukis then they will give you good information. And if you stop and speak to guides from the luxury...
  19. Re: Sandriver Campsite in Masai Mara Reserve

    My understanding is that the Tano Bora were mostly in the Naboisho Conservancy - which is one of the conservancies to the north of the main reserve. You have to be staying in one of the luxury tented...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    That is great news that this thread has been helpful for your trip from Kampala to the Mara. I do hope that you will post a trip report - or at least, a short account. And this forum needs help from...
  21. Re: Sandriver Campsite in Masai Mara Reserve

    Before the ban on camping in the greater Mara, there was only one public campsite on the Narok side of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. That was Sand River - which has never had “facilities”. Sand...
  22. Re: Sandriver Campsite in Masai Mara Reserve

    Before the ban on camping in the greater Mara, there was only one public campsite on the Narok side of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. That was Sand River - which has never had “facilities”. Sand...
  23. Re: Sandriver Campsite in Masai Mara Reserve

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/293382-Maasai-mara-camping-ban!
  24. Re: Sandriver Campsite in Masai Mara Reserve

    As far as I know, camping is still banned in the greater Mara region except for the campsites in the Mara Triangle. Sand River campsite remains closed.
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    http://marabookings.co.ke/
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    To answer Dutchie’s questions (although I seem to remember having a long discussion with Dutchie about 18 months ago on the Mara).


    Nairobi to Oloololo gate will take about nine hours. I...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    Oh my goodness, our forum friend from the Netherlands…

    You have asked too many questions - all of which I answer every time someone posts on the Kenyan section of this forum.

    I will take a...
  28. Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    Please move this thread to the Kenya section of the forum.
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    That is very interesting, Ken. I think you are talking about the short ferry across the Nile from near Abu Simbel - not the old ferry and barge-combo from Aswan to Wadi Halfa (which we took in 2013...
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    Re: Crossing Tanzania fm North to South

    I don’t have any experience of buying a vehicle in Uganda, but I do have experience of Kenya. Unless you have very good contacts in Uganda and have very good experience of vehicles, then it is...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    There were many benefits from doing such a great trip in 1974 when you were in your early 20s, Geoff B!

    We didn’t mind being five people in a Land Rover, air-conditioning was unheard of, you ate...
  32. Re: Trip report: crossing the DRC by public transport

    I hope those interested in Dave and Rejane’s wonderful and intrepid adventure have noticed that there is another blog entry. It is so beautifully written.

    Congratulations, Dave and Rejane. I take...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    Up until the late 1970s, the route from Cairo to the Cape was through what is now South Sudan. Ethiopia was a no-go zone due to the Derg.

    A Kenyan friend of mine drove that route back home after...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    There are even worse things going on in those countries than what is happening in Ethiopia/Tigray. Plus the fact that many of those roads don’t exist any more. I highly recommend reading “Crossing...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    Egypt and Sudan
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/279308-Egypt-and-Sudan-Excerpts-from-our-blog-September-and-October-2013

    Ethiopia...
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