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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    Bud

    https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/south-africa?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001
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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    I don’t think medical insurance covers you for vaccinations. Please see my post above re vaccinations.

    I’m afraid I don’t have a list of our first aid contents. The list is with the comprehensive...
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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    I would never leave home without comprehensive inoculations - such as those on Stan’s excellent list. Many of those diseases are also prevalent in the Republic of South Africa.

    I would advise Bud...
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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    We carried enough Malarone to last for four months. Bud will be able to buy more from a reputable chemist in Kenya and, very likely, Uganda.

    Bud will also be able to get some doses of Coartem and...
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    Re: Mkushi to Lusaka alternate route

    Tracks4Africa will help.

    But you have to aware of the geography. The Luangwa Rift is bang in the way.
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    From the patrolling GPS tracks, you can see that the major area of concern is this infamous Lemai Wedge. I have a feeling that the northern Serengeti NP is rather dependent on the antipoaching...
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    Caldriver

    You may be interested in reading this from the Kenyan Mara Conservancy‘s excellent monthly reports. And note the patrol area maps for October to December 2020 - as well as the unseasonal...
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    It is a huge relief that Tanzania is, eventually, taking Covid-19 seriously.

    It isn’t at all clear whether travel advisory No 7 from 4th May 2021 is in addition to travel advisory No 6 as below....
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    I don’t know how long it would take you to get from Kogatende to Klein’s Gate, but I wouldn’t imagine the tracks up there are in good shape. It looks like it is about 60 kms. My rather old Giovanni...
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    Good news, Caldriver, that you are tentatively planning another trip. Fingers crossed!

    My first reaction is that you will need a night at Lobo if you are exiting via Klein’s Gate on the way to...
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    I was thinking more of people like the Swiss couple who have been travelling the world for 20+ years. They must have to rely on friends or adult children to give them a home address. When one...
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    An incredible adventure. However, there are too many long-term overlanders who seem to rely on others subsidising them, via donations and “sponsorship”, in order for them to live their dream. It is...
  13. Re: Tanzania president stands for tourism and travel

    Tanzania is, indeed, a very beautiful country - with many varied habitats. However, there are no gorillas in Tanzania. Chimpanzees, yes, but no gorillas.
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    When we cargo shipped into Israel, the authorities there insisted on seeing our valid UK-issued MOT and road tax. Some countries are sticklers on whether a foreign vehicle is roadworthy and legal in...
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    Technically, a vehicle on “SORN” has to be off the road and stored in the UK. I know many UK overlanders do this, but it is not telling the truth as the vehicle is roaming around the world. We looked...
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    Yes, that’s true for all countries for at least one renewal, but if you read into the international agreement for the Carnet de Passage, it very clearly states that any vehicle being issued a Carnet...
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    The other bureaucratic challenge that has always puzzled me about long term overlanders is how they deal with renewing a Carnet de Passage from their vehicle’s home country.

    Technically, for a...
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    We, too, have met and/or read about long term overlanders. The Swiss couple are one of many. Some of them stay put for long periods and it is not clear whether they do go “home” now and again.

    My...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-africa-47639452?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=6082c99830a9c902dd51705d%26French%20supermarket%20guilty%20of%20abuse%20of%2...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    https://www.aa.co.za/sites/default/files/cpd_application_form.pdf

    I am surprised that the tour leader you are going with can’t advise on this matter. A quick Google came up with the above.
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    And the next installment of our trip from Lake Turkana to Nairobi in December 2013.

    From the Northern Frontier District across the Equator
    Kenya, 14-23 December 2013

    The following morning in...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Yes, I do know about the track to Ileret and on to Omorate, Ethiopia. However, there are no border facilities on the Kenyan side and you need to have done immigration and customs before leaving...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    And some photos from 1986. First sight of the Lake from the east side, and coming down the “steps” (considerably improved since 1979).
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    That is the lake from the west side, I think, Alan.

    The first sight of the lake on the east side is when you come down the “steps”, the surface of which is lava. Here are some photos from 1979 -...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    You could try Foley’s East Africa: they not only saved the day for chf by sending a mechanic and spare part to remote Ngurunit, but they also have a few Land Rovers for rent. Most other hire...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    We had the privilege of bumping into the great Wilfred Thesiger in Maralal in 1986. He had an “office” in one of the dukas opposite the only petrol station in what was, at that time, a small dusty...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Thanks, Stan. I reread that report recently too. It’s great to be reminded how things were when we just headed off without mobile phone coverage, GPS, health and safety, Internet forums, and so on....
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Was it you, Tony, who had the Thesiger-esque Empty Quarter hare’s liver moment with the last Coke at Turkana?
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    Re: Land Rover parts & Mechanic Zambia

    And another vote for Foley’s Livingstone!

    If their parent company can outfit a TD5 as a hearse for Prince Philip, they can sort you out in Zambia!
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    I was very interested that you camped at Gof Bongole in Marsabit NP. We have only camped at Lake Paradise (a veritable paradise) and, about 34 years ago, near the Ahmed Gate. Did you go up to Lake...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    Asante sana, chf, for this excellent trip report. It was very interesting to read about the improvements of the road due to the wind farm.

    So sorry to hear about the breakdown and the ignominy of...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Apologies to KaliCa for hijacking her thread!
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Well, that’s very odd as Kenya has really excellent meat. Where do you live?

    The best butchers in Nairobi are:
    Gilanis at ABC.
    Prime Cuts at Village Market - I think the Prime Cuts at Karen...
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    Re: Car rental

    No, I’m afraid not.

    But 2.8irocks, who lives in Tanzania, posted on the thread below a few years ago with a photo of a kitted-out rental vehicle he met in Iringa.
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    It is so good to have you on board on the Kenyan section of the forum, chf! Karibuni!

    I hadn’t realised how big Kajiado county is nowadays, but, as you say, Amboseli is only accessible from...
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