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  1. Recent trip Amboseli; notes on Tarakea border

    Came in from Nairobi via the Nairobi/Mombassa road, turning south at Emali on to the C102 and in at the Kimana gate. Nairobi/Mombassa road is as usual busy and requires one to pay attention. An early...
  2. Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

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    Heading up through the Kgalagadi to the Kaa Kalahari on an icy, clear winter morning. The honey badgers were running from several black backed jackals so pretty tricky to...
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    Uganda trip photo report

    Below a quick selection of clicks from a recent trip to the Pearl of Africa. More, plus the flying shoebill pic and the top of the Rwenzoris ;D, at or about ...
  5. Re: Amboseli National Park and the greater Amboseli ecosystem

    Thanks for the detailed responses all.
    Best wishes for 2019 from one of the secret spots in Cape Town!
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  6. Re: Kenya - A classical Route with a twist on the roads less travelled

    apfac - we were in the Mara Triangle at the same time and in fact also landed up in the same demonstration on the way back to Nairobi/JJ. I agree with all your observations on the Mara Triangle....
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    Re: Zambia update

    Advantage Insurance though can't vouch for their credit rating, service levels etc - they were simply the first I could get hold of to issue the COMESA card I wanted (which is definitely worthwhile...
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    Re: Tanzania update

    I agree with all this. We camped at the Ikuu public camp (which is basically just a large tree and clearing next to the ranger station and with some "rustic" ablutions). We had lions and elephant in...
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    Re: Notes on a recent trip to Uganda

    Haha I can just see those faces at the thought of 5 days of Rwenzori bogs to cross! RTS are indeed building board walks which are of course much better for climbers and save the vegetation on the...
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    Re: Notes on a recent trip to Uganda

    Hi WW
    We did in fact climb the Rwenzori mountains. I completely agree they are stunning, remote and tough. Thoroughly worthwhile. We were on the cusp of the rainy season which came early this year...
  11. Notes from a recent trip through Kenya

    Logistic notes from a recent trip.

    This leg was really about admin in Nairobi and transit to Uganda to get that done before the heavy October rains in the south west of Uganda (which in the end...
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    Notes on a recent trip to Uganda

    Again I've deliberately kept it mostly to route, accommodation and other logistic updates rather than all the personal stuff of what was spotted where etc which will be different for everyone. If...
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    Tanzania update

    Some logistics updates from a recent trip:


    Isopa border post: courteous and efficient immigration and customs officials. We were the only travelers at the border so no queues or touts at all....
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    Zambia update

    All well traveled and documented but here's a recent update on some spots. I've deliberately limited this to logistical matters only.

    Lusaka, Pioneer camp. Location per T4A.
    Pros: secure, rustic...
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    Re: Update SLNP - NLNP - Kapishya

    Ortelius current plan is very end of July 2018. If anything happens we'll wait for you to arrive...
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    Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Thanks to all for the info in this and other threads. In August I'm planning a trip coming from the west (Ndabaka gate) heading out via the north (Kleins Gate) in the direction of Lake Natron. I've...
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    Update SLNP - NLNP - Kapishya

    Dear all

    First thanks to all those who shared various trip reports and practical details. I've trawled through all the posts on the forum and wanted to fact check a few things to see if there are...
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    Re: Car Storage in Lusaka

    Does anyone have an update on this topic? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: 2 tourists killed at maramba river lodge

    https://youtu.be/NKrvO2iblZg

    I agree with the getting the facts and the treating people and animals with respect points.
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    Leave nothing but prints

    Attached the reason NOT to bury garbage in remote wilderness areas. This was taken about 3 weeks ago upon our arrival at Sesatswe camp on the wilderness trail in KTP. If you managed to carry it in it...
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    Re: Almost died twice in Moremi

    To all the wise travellers out there: how would you have handled that river crossing? Unless I missed it I didn't see what, with hindsight, others might have done. Couple of thoughts from someone who...
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