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    Re: Ihaha campsites

    Johan, after many visits to Botswana I still rate Ihaha very highly and would never leave it out of my trip. Just be security aware, lock vehicle etc.
  2. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Very nice description, yes take your time, check your lines with due consideration and pack lots and lots of stones. Good advice on doing van Zyl's without drama. Next time I want to sleep overnight...
  3. Re: Road/grass condition Lekhubu to Piper?

    Good news, have always liked that vicinity, but the campsite........
    I am sure you will keep us in the picture Pat my good lad.
  4. Re: Advice needed on planning to buy and build a 4X4 for my Bots and Africa trips

    As far as I am aware there are other camper/trailers far more popular than the Teardrop. I am not sure why I am posting here as I am no authority on trailers but suppose am entitled to post my...
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    Re: Drinking vessels

    I have been using Atlasware flasks for some years now and am incredibly impressed . This was after I had read a very favorable comparative review in some authoritative magazine or website, I cannot...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    I think this is a Denham's bustard. I think the fairly similar Ludwig's bustard has less black and white blotching on the wings.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Nice stuff Luka. I hope that like myself, you will find bird photography "just another string to your bow" when entertaining yourself when out in the wilds.
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    Re: Air compressor in bonnet

    Agree, works for me for the last +- 10 years.
  9. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Searcher, this is a flippin' nice trip :).
  10. Re: Medical Rescue Insurance when Overlanding

    Well done Ed.
  11. Re: Medical Rescue Insurance when Overlanding

    In my opinion you coped with that unfortunate compound fracture of your wife's arm very well indeed Ed. Well done, a cool head takes one 90% of the way.

    For those members (usually men) that do not...
  12. Re: Medical Rescue Insurance when Overlanding

    All the above posts are true in their own way.
    Just to clarify a few of the specifics:

    Botswana is a SADC country and a member of our customs union. Almost every South African medical insurance...
  13. Re: 16th June - MOH COVID entry requirements for Zambia points of entry.

    Correct Tron, but full vaccination does significantly reduce both the infection rate and spread (carrier status) of Covid.

    I remain of the opinion that once a year or so has passed and equitable...
  14. Re: Zimbabwe border posts open for tourists?

    We are in the process of attempting to roll over our Zimbabwe trip for a year, due mid-July 2021. Receipt of email acknowledged but no confirmation yet of rollover (or even refund).
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    Re: Ken - new member from Scotland!

    Hi Ken and welcome, with a little time will work my way through your trip blog thank you. As said, an epic journey well worth sharing.
  16. Re: Kaokoveld new "old" road from M Fluss.

    Very interesting indeed Lappies. Did you take any GPS points or record that track on your GPS?
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    Re: CKGR trip 27/6 to 3/7 up for grabs

    Agree :cool:.
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    Re: Would I be crazy to drive to Rwanda now?

    John, with the current African Third Covid wave and concern about variants, African borders are opening and closing more often than mouths at the dentist. It appears all too easy to be suddenly...
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Oh dear, my good friend Joao - JAYEFE :D.

    Artemisia is a leafy herb that has been used by the Chinese to treat a fever for over 2 centuries. It is a herbal treatment and it is not registered as a...
  20. Re: Botswana May 2021 - Valuable lessons learned

    Thanks for reporting Eduroguy. Confirming lots of valuable tips and info.

    I must support the very experienced Pat (above post), and say that Savuti is definitely worth visiting for at least 2 or...
  21. Re: Problems with Hannibal Tents in Cape Town

    Erik, very pleased all turn out OK and pleased forum members came to the fore yet again.

    You have no idea how well frequent reports of your travel and camping experiences in East Africa will go...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    "Stan, if you ever what to come out of retirement I can recommend Port Nolloth".

    Kind invite Keith, I however suspect you just need somebody to help carry all those cameras :).
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Malarone needs to be started a full 24hrs before arriving in a malaria area. Maun is not particularly high risk but why dice with malaria for the sake of starting 1 day early?
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Cherie, the side effects from Malarone are not all that common and certainly very seldom severe. This does depend on background medical conditions, chronic medications and pre-existing illnesses. If...
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Cherie, the side effects from Malarone are not all that common and certainly very seldom severe. This does depend on background medical conditions, chronic medications and pre-existing illnesses. If...
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Leon, verskoon net dat ek in Engels antwoord - for the general good.

    The topic of malaria prophylaxis for yourself (longterm) has totally different logic and a separate set of medical facts,...
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    Re: Introduction

    Thanks for introducing yourself Rod, correct and proper etiquette :).

    I think you might need to explain which Land Cruiser model you have purchased to obtain the best advice.

    Just my 2 cents;...
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    Re: Malaria meds

    I would like to thank all the very sensible and friendly layman members of this forum, for supporting the orthodox malaria prophylaxis cause. It would get lonely always marching alone to your own...
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Personally I also tolerate the heat very well.

    Allowing for seasonal variations I would choose mid-August to early October. As you know, these are the months were game is attracted to the...
  30. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    The downright confrontational tone of some of the responses unfortunately do make one wonder if responding to medical questions is worth one's while.
    This is free expert advice that is just that,...
  31. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    Thank you for the strong professional support Tony Jay. This thread is about so much more than the PACHAS02 couple, their pregnancy and their trip to northern Botswana. They must do what they decide...
  32. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    ;D Sticks and stones........:D
  33. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    The point being that many families are meticulous about medical precautious during pregnancy, eschewing alcohol altogether, placing themselves on meticulous diets to ensure the wellbeing of the fetus...
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    Re: Would I be crazy to drive to Rwanda now?

    Tim phone the Zambian embassy and check. Rules are changing so quickly.
  35. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    Most malaria-savvy doctors would advise against malaria exposure or the taking of any malaria prophylactic medications whilst pregnant, especially early pregnancy. You have a choice, unlike those...
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