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  1. Re: Newbies to Zambia: travel times for Kafue and Luiwa

    With regard to traveling times between Kafue and Liuwa, things are still much the same as WW has described. We did it 2 weeks ago. Started at Roy's camp near Hook bridge in Kafue at around 7:00 and...
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    Re: Liuwa Plains camping

    We just returned from Luwa last week. I can not give any advice regarding exiting the park on north side, but I can strongly advice to stay as mich time as possible in the northern camps - Katoyana...
  3. Re: Foot and mouth disease outbreak in the Caprivi

    FWIW, we just traveled through Caprivi today (from Kongola to Divundu), and vere not asked about what we are carrying in our fridge at none of the checkpoints.
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Sure you can withdraw money at The Hub. There are ATMs, banks and forex offices there.

    I think once we took the road from Nairobi to Mara on Sunday and the traffic was not very dense.

    Enjoy...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    If you can pick up the car at 7 am, then you certainly have more than enough time to get to Mara, at least to Sekenani gate. AFAIK, there are no supermarkets or large stores between Nairobi and Mara,...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Yes, it might well be that Roadtrip has now established their proper base in Nairobi - when I last have had contacts with them (more than a year ago), they were still running their Kenyan branch out...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Freek, you have been given advice from best experts on Kenya on this forum. I would just like to reiterate WW's sugestion about lodging on days 1 and 15 (your original plan is to spend those two...
  8. Thread: Mpika shops

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    Re: Mpika shops

    We did stop briefly in Mpika last year (we were looking for local SIM card, found it), but I don't remember seeing any decent large supermarket there. Lots of small dukas in town along Great North...
  9. Re: Pse help with itenary for the Luiwa Plains

    Here is the mentioned Liuwa Guest Information document:
  10. Thread: Trip reports

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    Re: Trip reports

    Following with interest....
  11. Re: Liuwa Plain - location of new camp & campsite advice please

    On my latest edition of T4A Zambia+Zimbabwe, less than 50 meters from Kalabumbu that Stan mentions, there is a campsite marked as "Mukalumbu Camp". It also appears in T4A's Padkos collection, but...
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    Re: Tuli Block trip report

    Thnx, excelent report. Another destination on our bucket list...
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    Re: South Luangwa to Mpika

    Phili, can you please give some more information about this camping in GMA east of NLNP? Like GPS coordinates or something like that.
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Enjoying your report. Sorry about your mechanical problems, but I guess this is often an integral part of such adventures. Looking forward to next installments.
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    Re: Weather question

    Savanna Carhire from Windhoek.
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    Re: Weather question

    Hi Silvia,

    We will be starting on August 2nd in Lusaka Zambia and ending on August 24th in Windhoek Namibia. We will enter Namibia around August 14th and then slowly finding our way through...
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    Re: Weather question

    Sylvia, our paths might even cross somewhere in the northern Namibia in the second half of August...
  18. Thread: Getting Pula

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    Re: Getting Pula

    One of the fees for the car (I don't remember which one exactly) had to be paid in cash only at the time of our visit. Hence they've sent us to the nearby ATM.

    Might be different regulations...
  19. Thread: Getting Pula

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    Re: Getting Pula

    There is an ATM there on Botswana side, but outside the "official" border block compund. The officials happily let us go there to get some Pula to pay for border formalities.

    That was few years...
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    Re: Campsites in CKGR

    Privatized campsite in CKGR are run by Bigfoot Tours. http://www.bigfoottours.co.bw

    Try contacting them directly.
  21. Thread: Botswana 2019

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    Re: Botswana 2019

    Looks awesome! Enjoj!
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    Um, yes, I stand corrected! What I have written about paying for each park separately is obviously wrong. Park fee payments for specific period with DWNP is apparently valid for all their parks...
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    You pay for each park separately, for each calendar day that you stay in there. So, for example, if you get out of Moremi and move into Chobe on that same day, you will pay for that day both in...
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    Re: voortrekker....rip

    Actually, please don't feed the troll!
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    Re: New BWNP Daily Fees

    This has been discussed here a month ago.
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/316074-Payment-of-park-fees-changes
  26. Re: Support with Travel Planning Zimbabwe/Zambia

    Hi Elsi and welcome to the forum.

    You've got some extremely long day travels in your plans. For example, Lower Zambezi (Mvuu) - Kazangula - Kasane is one such day. I don't say it's not doable. We...
  27. Thread: Zambia 2019

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    Re: Zambia 2019

    I can tell you our timings when returning from Mvuu to Lusaka in August last year. We left Mvuu at around 7:00 am and arrived to the southern verge of Lusaka at around 11:45, with only one short stop...
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    Re: Dreaming of Kenya - itinerary help

    Julie,

    That second itinerary from Wazungu Wawili is exactly the same as we have done in December 2016/January 2017, except that we skipped lake Baringo....
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    Re: Game drives kwai

    Look at comment #11 here:
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/315151-Khwai-Safari-Grounds?p=4145500#post4145500
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    Re: A help to travel to Botswana

    Wow, Fran, based on your URL link from your signature, I see we can expect some wonderful photos in your trip report here!
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    Re: A help to travel to Botswana

    Hi Franba and welcome to the forum!

    I'm sure you will get plenty of response and invaluable info about your questions here.

    Here are my 2 cents:
    Your itinerary might be a bit too ambitious for...
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    Re: Entry fee in to Luangwa

    I don't know about SADAC, but we as oversees tourists paid in USD.
  33. Re: Trip Report: Southern Namibia at a leisurely pace.

    Thanks, Frans. Wonderful TR wit lovely pictures. Like it very much.
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    Re: Mupamadzi Crossing

    Mike, if this can be of any help, here are blog posts of our two traverses from SLNP to Great North Road.

    This one is along the notorious "05" route:...
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    Re: Question about our route

    Sylvia,

    Going via C49 between your chosen lodges requires 2.5 to 3 hours. That leaves you only good two hours for Mudumu. Although Mudumu is relatively small park and this time should generally be...
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