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    Valet Centre

    Hey, we're just wrapping up our African travels and are looking for a place to give our Land Rover a deep clean before shipping it back home. Does anyone know of a good place in the Cape Town,...
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    Sorry to hear about your bad experiences with the...

    Sorry to hear about your bad experiences with the police officers. We travelled almost the same route and were fortunate to avoid any similar incidents. Perhaps the UK registration plates helped.
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    Mana Pools Trip Report

    Hello,

    We spent four days in Mana Pools in mid-October. Trip report and photos here.

    A few additional details for fellow overlanders:

    -We stayed at the main camp (Nyamepi). There were maybe...
  4. Hi Rolf, We didn't get much information beyond...

    Hi Rolf,

    We didn't get much information beyond what's been in the paper. A guide told us that the incident had occurred in the south of the camp, and that they were still trying to locate all the...
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    We camped at the National Parks site in the ruins...

    We camped at the National Parks site in the ruins last week. It's a great location; if you get your park ticket when you enter, you can wander right from your campsite into the ruins. There were...
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    We camped at the Chinhoyi Caves campsite a few...

    We camped at the Chinhoyi Caves campsite a few weeks ago. It's a touch run-down and the showers weren't working at all, but felt safe enough and was a convenient stop on the way to Harare.
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    Thank you! I have corrected the error.
  8. Hwange Trip Report and Photos - Oct. 2013

    We're now nearing two months into our five-and-a-half month trip through southern Africa. The people on this forum have been enormously helpful in planning it. Here is the first trip report:
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    We did this trip last week. The ferry is very...

    We did this trip last week. The ferry is very well run and they are used to dealing with over-height vehicles. It would be best to reserve one of the three on-deck spaces if you can (then no need to...
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    Thanks for all the tips. It sounds like we'll...

    Thanks for all the tips. It sounds like we'll probably be fine if we camp away from mango trees, dry things mid-day, and avoid packing up damp clothes. Thanks also for the advice on how to handle...
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    We'll be starting in South Africa, going up...

    We'll be starting in South Africa, going up through Zimbabwe and Malawi to southern Tanzania, then back to SA through Botswana and Namibia.
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    Drying Clothes and Putsi Flies

    How do you dry your clothes when travelling? I hear that putsi flies (/tumbu flies/mango worms) like to lay their eggs in them. I would really prefer not to get these. Is a clothesline okay if you...
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    Thanks, all. It sounds like persistence is the...

    Thanks, all. It sounds like persistence is the key. I e-mailed again yesterday and today I have a reply. Still no invoice, but the dates and campsites they're confirming with me are the same ones...
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    Mana/Hwange Booking Frustrations

    Hey all, I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for speeding along the Zimparks booking process. I think my experiences are probably normal, but am becoming slightly concerned.

    I contacted...
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    Great photos! Thanks for sharing. I love the...

    Great photos! Thanks for sharing. I love the rainbow-coloured lizard (or iguana?).
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    Thanks all for the replies. Wendel and ortelius...

    Thanks all for the replies. Wendel and ortelius - thanks for letting me know that Campsite 1 is Nyamepi before I wrote requesting a change! That would have been a touch embarrassing.

    Johann,...
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    Mana/Hwange Campsites

    I received confirmation of my booking requests for Mana Pools and Hwange yesterday, but the campsites listed don't match my request. I'm trying to decide whether it's worth asking to change the...
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    Thanks for the great report and photos. Very informative. The only problem with it is that it's made me even more impatient for Jan. 2014 . . .
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    Moremi Roads - December

    We're planning a six-month overland trip and should be in Moremi in December 2013 if all goes well. Anyone know what the road between North Gate and Third Bridge is likely to be like at that time of...
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    Happy to hear so many good things about Okaukeujo...

    Happy to hear so many good things about Okaukeujo and Halali. We're planning to spend a night at each in January 2014 and are looking forward to it, though expecting it to be very hot.

    Do most...
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    Thanks for the replies, DJ Payne and...

    Thanks for the replies, DJ Payne and moetbiedjiewegkom. It's good to hear that just locking things in a room isn't out of the question - we were debating whether that would be safe or not. I guess...
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    Thank you for the welcomes!

    Thank you for the welcomes!
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    Safety Planning

    Hello,

    I found this forum a few months ago and have found the back threads enormously helpful. Now I'm hoping that some members might be able to provide some advice on a specific matter.
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    New User: Swamp Lantern

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    Ali J. (Swamp Lantern) Family details
    I live in Vancouver, Canada. Vehicle details
    We don't have a vehicle yet, but are looking for a Land Rover Defender 110. ...
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