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    Re: Fantastic Service NDM Travel Agency

    For the record our itinerary is

    25 to 28 April - Khiding #2
    28 April to 1 May - Monamadi #1
    1 to 2 May - Kang
    2 to 5 May - Khutse #1
    5 to 6 May - Gaborone
    6 to 8 May - Khama Rhino Sanctuary...
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    Fantastic Service NDM Travel Agency

    All to often we post on various forum about poor service, well this isn't one of those posts. Swambo and I are travelling around Botswana for 30 days in May 2020. Due to my limited knowledge and...
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    We are in exactly that dilemna, we are leaving Khumaga (MKK) on 20/5/20 driving across the road and entering Nxai of the same day. I've had it confirmed by NDM (who are great to deal with by the way)...
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    The price of fuel in Zim is indeed about $5 in either bond notes or Zim RTGS. Tourists would pay about USD1.40 to USD1.50. There are still acute shortages and long queues
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Some help please. We take possession of our Baobab at the start of July. We know the Baobab comes standard with crockery for 6 but don't know what this includes. Are there coffee cups, glasses, wine...
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    Re: Scarborough Reels - Fishing

    The Alvey reel is used extensively in Queensland Australia. On Fraser Island, off the Queensland coast, in August/September you will find hundreds of fishermen standing pretty much shoulder to...
  7. Re: Looking for a cancellation in Hwange end of June

    Hi end June is not school holidays, in Zim these fall into April/May, August/September and December/January. Difficult to believe everything is fully booked for end June. Personally I would take a...
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    Re: Long range fuel tank

    I'm looking to fit a lrft to my 2014 Toyota Hilux DC too. I see the Frontrunner 80 litre tank costs R7,345 but is for self fitting. I'm in Cape Town in early July. Is there anyone that fits these...
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    Re: Advice sought Makgadikgadi Nxai May 2020

    Thanks for all the advice, appreciated. We are travelling from Kori 3 in CKGR en route to Pandamatenga and ultimately Zimbabwe.We are in no hurry as we will be on the road in the Bush Lapa for 12 -...
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    Advice souught makgadikgadi nxai may 2020

    Hi All

    We are busy finalising our trip plans for May next year. We have planned 2 nights at Khumaga Camp and the have a spare night before proceeding to Elephant Sands. Our choices are either Tree...
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    Re: Long Range Fuel Tank/Additional Fuel Tank

    Thanks Jack, do you know if your spare wheel was dropped significantly, see lots of comments about this being a potential problem
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    Long Range Fuel Tank/Additional Fuel Tank

    Hi All

    Starting in July we will be overlanding in our 2014 Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4-D towing our Bush Lapa Baobab. My standard fuel tank has an 80 litre capacity and in addition I can fit a further 40...
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    Re: Advice Sought For Botswana April/May 2020

    Hi Mike

    Many thanks for that generous offer, I'll PM you when we are more certain of out itinerary.

    Many thanks
    John
  14. Re: Bushlapa Tow Coupler Replacement - Any Suggestions ?

    Hi Ian

    Do you still offer discounts to forum members. If so what are prices of TC and TC+. I'll be in CT in early July to collect my Baobab. Many thanks.

    John
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    Re: Advice Sought For Botswana April/May 2020

    Many thanks Stan, your suggestions are exactly what I was hoping for from you and others. I haven't any knowledge of Botswana but Cry of the Kalahari and a visit by some Aussie mates last year really...
  16. Re: Lion & Hippo Share Eland Kill At Mana Pools Zimbabwe

    Almost embarrassed to tell you this. A month before this trip we were at Mana too. We were sitting outside our Zimparks chalet. I wasn't paying the necessary attention, looked up and less than 30...
  17. Re: Lion & Hippo Share Eland Kill At Mana Pools Zimbabwe

    We always thought that hippo were herbivores, we have subsequently discovered that they are actually omnivores. The hippo was at the kill for over two hours and eventually moved onto the same side of...
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    Peter, we couldn't help but wonder what would have happened if the Eland wasn't there, would we have been on the menu? There were 3 lion within 20 metres of us and we were none the wiser. Scary...
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    Advice Sought For Botswana April/May 2020

    Hi All

    We will be first timers in Botswana in 2020 and would like some advice from Stan and all you other boffins out there. We are completely flexible with our timing as we will be in the...
  20. Lion & Hippo Share Eland Kill At Mana Pools Zimbabwe

    Spectacular scenes at Mana in October 2018! We were sitting outside Nyati Lodge at Mana Pools, eating our dinner, when a large eland bull made its way past us towards the river. It appeared somewhat...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Hi Hein. Apologies for my post in English I can’t speak Afrikaans, I’ve followed this thread through Google translate. My Baobab, BL 1715 is in production at present. I can confirm the standard tyres...
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    Re: Ritar AGM batteries - Chinese junk or not?

    Iím looking to purchase 2 x Ritar AGM batteries for my Baobab currently under construction. Iíve searched online and found the following:

    1. DC12-100A from Mantech (brochure attached)
    2. ...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Please can I have some advice. My Baobab, BL1715, goes into production in mid-February. Having read comments on this post from 11386 to 11415 regarding the 1.8t vs 2.5t axle I’m considering fitting...
  24. Re: Advice On Running 90 Litre National Luna in Toyota Hilux

    Perhaps I was too hasty in stating that my panels would not be mounted to the d/c roof. Having given this some further thought and having read the "Electrickery for camping" post I need to consider...
  25. Re: Advice On Running 90 Litre National Luna in Toyota Hilux

    Now would probably be a good time for me to ask my BIL, he is a pastor, but is a qualified domestic electrician!! I've seen some excellent reports on the wrnd coupled with some not so good reports...
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    My post a few minutes ago does give some clarity on my queries regarding the CTEK suggestion, I'll install if I have to. No, the panel will be free standing, I'll use it on both the d/c and where...
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    Firstly thanks for the responses to date. I have not been ignoring the advice given thus far but rather I have been reading and reading and reading and yes Iím suffering from information overload. My...
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    Re: Advice On Batteries in the Baobab

    First off many thanks for all the assistance, I've spent the last two nights googling the various bits of data



    Yes Swambo and I are exceptionally excited, 103 working days left till I retire,...
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    Advice On Batteries in the Baobab

    I know this subject has been discussed at length and most will be bored to death but so many threads seem to be contradictory. From July 2019 I’ll be retired and SWAMBO and I will be leaving our...
  30. Advice On Running 90 Litre National Luna in Toyota Hilux

    I know this subject has been discussed at length and most will be bored to death but so many threads seem to be contradictory. From July 2019 Iíll be retired and SWAMBO and I will be leaving our...
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    Re: 100AH AGM Batteries

    Hi Gabriel

    Please advise if these batteries are still available at the same price. Over the next 24 months we'll be living permanently in our Bush Lapa Baobab caravan. Much of the time we will be...
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    Re: Advice sought for October 2019

    Having taken into account all the advice received and very extensive internet investigations we are now pretty much set on the schedule below. I know many think 8 nights out of 31 nights in Etosha...
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    Re: Advice sought for October 2019

    Malcolm, our last night in Richtersveld (RSA) is actually at Sendelingsdrif so easy drive to Hobas, will decide whether to stop at Ai-Ais on the day, probably not. Will look into guided tour of...
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    Re: Advice sought for October 2019

    Hi Johan, do you mean staying on the plateau or doing a guided tour of the plateau?

    I'm amazed that many people are negative about Etosha, I had always thought that Etosha was a major drawcard of...
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    Re: Advice sought for October 2019

    Thanks Malcolm, the part about 2 nights at Ai-Ais makes sense but I'm wondering if it doesn't make more sense to travel from Sendelingsdrif straight to Hobas and spend the night there. It's only...
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