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    Re: Kgalagadi Transfronteir Park (Botswana)

    Hi,

    Thanks for the info and suggestions - I was just a little worried of sand and not many other people around to help in case of difficulties.

    Cheers,

    Niall
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    Kgalagadi Transfronteir Park (Botswana)

    Hi,

    I am hoping to travel to the Botswanan side of the park in early September and was hoping that I might find someone else who was interested in going at that time as I would prefer to travel in...
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    Hi,

    Cooked meat is fine. When I was stopped at Martin's Drift in 2012 I was able to cook the meat in front of them and then allowed through. Going north should not be a problem - I was not asked...
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    Hi,

    I had no problems (this time) at Martin's Drift or going north to Kasane. There was only a short queue but loads of freight lorries and I was waved thtough. The only thing I was asked...
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    Hi,

    Travelling through Martin's Drift next week en-route to Chobe and then Hwange. What is the latest position re meat and fruit/veg? Last time I went through Martin's Drift I was stopped for meat...
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    Re: Gona-re-Zhou via Kruger

    Hi,

    I checked with Punda Maria camp who I think put me on to the SA customs who said that one could not cross the Limpopo at the moment. The number that I used was 013-7355574. So now it is up to...
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    Re: Gona-re-Zhou via Kruger

    My other worry was about the roads in Gona-re-Zhou after all the rains. It would appear that the camp sites are something else! I will also be travelling by myself (no passengers) so that gives me...
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    Re: Gona-re-Zhou via Kruger

    Hi,

    I promised myself that I would never go through Beit Bridge from SA (OK going south) with all the touts and rowds. So this time I was hoping to go via Moz (I know that there is a visa having...
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    Gona-re-Zhou via Kruger

    Hi,

    I am hoping to go to Gona-re-Zhou via Punda Maria (assuming that the crossing is available) via Moz. Has anyone had any experience of reaching Gona-re-Zhou from Moz rather than through...
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    Landrover conversion

    Hi,

    I was in Luangwa a couple of years ago and met somebody who had a very smart Defender conversion. They had a solar panel on top and beneath it a queen bed. They had also taken out the rear...
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    Thanks again for the advice. Cheers, ...

    Thanks again for the advice.

    Cheers,

    Ruwenzori
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    Thanks or the info. We are using the Sitito/Sioma...

    Thanks or the info. We are using the Sitito/Sioma ferry on our way out of Zambia. Presumably safest to use the Sitoti one and fall back on the Sioma one if a problem at Sitito. Would appreciate it if...
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    Sticky: Price of diesel is Kwacha 8.59 which equates to...

    Price of diesel is Kwacha 8.59 which equates to about US$.70 cents. This is the cheapest I have found between RSA and Uganda.

    cheers,

    Ruwenzori
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    Ferry across the Zambezi

    Hi,

    I have just heard that the ferry at Sioma has a damaged engine and is not running. This happened about 2 weeks ago.

    What is thr position with this ferry and the one at Sitoti?

    Also has...
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    Thanks for the info. I will go to the site and...

    Thanks for the info. I will go to the site and check the details
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    Apologies for not replying sooner; I thought that...

    Apologies for not replying sooner; I thought that there would be no more replies to my query.
    The dates would have been wrong as we are now one month into our trip and just going into Tanzania. If...
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    Tanzanian Park Fees payment

    Hi,

    We will be visiting several national parks in Tanzania and also Selous and Ngorogoro. I have heard that one cannot pay at the entrance for the national parks. If this is true how does one go...
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    Thanks to both of you for the advice. I am...

    Thanks to both of you for the advice.

    I am thinking of Uganda and the Ruwenzori primarily for the gorillas.

    Cheers,

    Ruwenzori
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    Hi Stan, I travel on a UK passport and my...

    Hi Stan,

    I travel on a UK passport and my friend on an Australian passport.

    At this stage I am planning our itinerary which sees us going through Moz to Gorongosa and then onto Pemba (assuming...
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    Insurance/Visas for Zambia and further north

    Hi,

    I am intending to travel from SA up to Kenya in a few months.

    I have heard that there is now a visa for multiple entry into the various East African counties and was wondering if anyone had...
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    Moz via Pafuri

    I am intending to drive to Moz via Pafuri. When I tried 2 years ago the customs/immigration had been washed away in the floods so was not able to use this route. Does anyone know if this road is now...
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    We travelled from Tanzania to Zambia via Mbala...

    We travelled from Tanzania to Zambia via Mbala and found that we could exchange our shillings into Kwacha at a reasonable rate and it was considered to be legit. This was done at the Zambia Sugar...
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    I went with a friend - he used ATMs and I used...

    I went with a friend - he used ATMs and I used hard currency. At most places it was easy to use an ATM but, one example, we were leaving Ruaha NP and had to pay for an extra day and the link did not...
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    4*4 hire in Tanzania

    Hi,

    I am hoping to climb Kili in May/June of this year and then spend a couple of weeks touring. The time for the whole trip is too short (about 3 weeks) to take my 4*4 from Jo'burg and back so I...
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    I was in Tanzania in July and the price was...

    I was in Tanzania in July and the price was around 2000 Tsh per litre. The price varied depending on where it was bought - it was cheaper nearer the coast. We always paid cash; I never saw anywhere...
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    No problem
  27. Hi, I am an EU resident but keep an SA...

    Hi,

    I am an EU resident but keep an SA registered Hilux in Jo'burg. I use a company called Klipkop who deliver and fetch the car from OR Tambo airport. Their montly (l;ong term)M charge is R250 pm...
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    You can check my thread on the southern African...

    You can check my thread on the southern African countries. It is about 3 headers below your thread and has all the countries up to Tanzania.

    Cheers,

    Ruwenzori
  29. One vehicle and 2 people. Cheers, Ruwenzori

    One vehicle and 2 people.

    Cheers,

    Ruwenzori
  30. Hi Stan, Kafwala Rapids is the WECZ camp. It...

    Hi Stan,

    Kafwala Rapids is the WECZ camp. It must be booked out completely at Zk2000 per night for up to 12 people. I am a member of the WECZ (although you do not have to be to book the camp)....
  31. Zim, Moz, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Bots trip report

    Hi,

    As promised 2 weeks ago here is our report of our 3 month trip to the above. Apologies with the layout - I wasn't able to copy the word document across properly.

    Cheers,

    Ruwenzori
    ...
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    Zim, Moz, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Bots

    Hi,

    I have just come back from a 3 month trip through the above countries. I am in the process of writing up about the pluses and minuses of the trip. If anybody has a specific question before I...
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    Hi, We left Gorongosa yesterday after 3 days...

    Hi,

    We left Gorongosa yesterday after 3 days and 4 nights with no problems. There were no road blocks on either side - having travelled to Gorongosa from Mutare via Inchope and then going North....
  34. Thread: Niassa NP

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    Niassa NP

    Hi,

    I am about to go to Niassa NP and wanted to know prices and what currencies you could pay in. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Ruwenzori
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    Hi, We went through Kariba last October and...

    Hi,

    We went through Kariba last October and had no trouble on the Zambian side. When we arrived on the Zim side we had no trouble at customs and immigration but 2 idle "stooges" demanded our PCC...
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