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    Re: London to Jhb Mid 2018 Planning Hiccups

    Hi Mileage,

    As a South African I'm sure the option of bringing a vehicle home will be open to you albeit subject to jumping through some hoops. I know of a few people who've done it but don't know...
  2. Re: A recommended circular route of some of Kenya's highlights

    Is this it Tony?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-To-Fish-In-Kenya/dp/B005DWGH3Y

    Written by Sylvia Story and Alfred Banner in case anyone wants to try tracking it down. The best I could do was a...
  3. Re: A recommended circular route of some of Kenya's highlights

    Whilst I can't recall the exact figures I do remember the booking fee skewed the costs so considerably that we didn't even consider it. I suspect, therefore, that, like Stan, we were also quoted...
  4. Re: A recommended circular route of some of Kenya's highlights

    I completely agree that's the ideal and especially if it's a special trip and/or just for a few nights. However, if you are on a longer trip the main focus of which is game viewing you sometimes...
  5. Re: A recommended circular route of some of Kenya's highlights

    There are three public campsites in the Triangle AFAIK. Oloolololo (sp?) which I believe is right at the gate of that name, Eluai and Iseiya. We've only stayed in the last two. Eluai we loved but...
  6. Re: Will not be camping at Third Bridge in Moremi again

    This is was kindly posted by Frans90 on another thread last week.

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/webkit-fake-url://0afb1505-a0b6-4125-85a6-60dcedb81c44/imagejpeg

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    Re: Landy mechanic in tanzania

    Our experience was that car parts outside of SA/Namibia were much more expensive so don't necessarily expect to find them at prices you are used to. We carried lots of spares and at times ended up...
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    Re: Beware where you place your feet ...

    What look like some very useful emergency protocols from Jonathan Leeming's website.

    http://www.venomworks.com/free-downloads/
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    Re: Lilongwe best shopping for meat

    The food shopping in Malawi, even Lilongwe, is pretty limited and I fear the meat available is not going to impress ... I'm not sure vacuum packed will be an option either. I never came across any...
  10. Re: Critique Northern Circuit itinerary (late Dec / early Jan)

    As regards the 6 hours in the crater. This often comes up. The only "official" mention is a footnote on the tariff that says that "Crater tours are half day". We were getting conflicting information...
  11. Re: CKGR, Moremi, Chobe, Chobe Princess Houseboat - August/September 2016

    Thank you for putting in so much time and effort with your trip report. No question that it will enhance many forum users' experiences for a long time to come.
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    Re: Where do I finalize my Carned de Passage ?

    I would ring ADAC before you leave and talk to them.

    I would guess that the reason the carnet is not valid in SA is because the car is SA registered. A carnet is a document allowing you to...
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    GPS Co-ords for CKGR campsites

    I was just going through some old papers and came across this. I don't know if they still hand it out at the gate but in case they don't I though it might be useful to someone.
  14. Re: Off-the-beaten track Kenya: A short trip to the Mukogodo Forest

    Thanks for the detailed report. Always good to get information on destinations you wouldn't otherwise find.

    I empathise on the grinding to a halt episode. We stripped the flange and lost 4WD in...
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    Re: Basic starting question from a newbie

    If travelling in August gives you 5 months as opposed to 14 weeks then that's a good enough reason to go then.

    Everything said before about travelling south to north being logistically more...
  16. Re: Documentation required to go Bots, Zim, Zam, Mal and Moz

    http://www.travelexperience.co.za/downloads/AA/AA-Crossborder-Information.pdf
  17. Re: Documentation required to go Bots, Zim, Zam, Mal and Moz

    Hopefully this should be a useful starting point. It's produced by the (South African) AA and sets out cross border requirements for many African countries. You may need to confirm exactly how up to...
  18. Re: Advice please - “Lone Ranger” relocating to Mombasa Kenya for the next 8 months.

    OK if you want to go via the lake then I would try and adjust your stops so that you don't stop at Senga. It's the least attractive part of the lake. The Sunbird sees a lot of locals partying on the...
  19. Re: Advice please - “Lone Ranger” relocating to Mombasa Kenya for the next 8 months.

    I agree with WW. Going via Malawi will be considerably slower than going up through Zambia. Malawi's roads have many more people, push bikes, small settlements. This is particularly true of the road...
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    Re: Marka Border Crossing

    I don't know anything about this particular border I'm afraid.

    When I first crossed into Malawi (years ago so the amount is not relevant) I paid 5,000KW at the border. Then I renewed the insurance...
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    Re: Which travel guide for Kenya?

    I also found the Rough Guide to Kenya pretty good.

    I find that the quality of guide books varies massively not only within a publisher but even between books by the same author. For example I...
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    Re: 4x4 hire across borders

    They may also be interested in this website

    http://www.africa-overland.net

    It's basically a portal for the websites/travel blogs of overlanders. It will give them lots of information about...
  23. Re: Looking for a relaxing camsite in or near Maun

    Yes, if you need a break from camping this is a lovely place. Run by a really nice Dutch couple. Just a few individual rondavels which have been decorated and furnished with great care. Communal...
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    Re: 4x4 hire across borders

    It is very easy to hire a vehicle in SA from someone like Bushlore with the necessary paperwork to travel into Namibia and Botswana. I assume it's not too difficult to do the same for Zimbabwe and...
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    Nkhotakota NP

    I was just reading an article about the translocation of 500 elephants to this park and it occurred to me that even though it's very near the Lake and no doubt plenty of forum members have driven...
  26. Re: Advice for dream 10-14 day Kgalagadi/Mabua trip

    I know you posted in the Botswana section and it sounds as though you're nearly sorted but I can't resist saying that I think the wilderness camps on the SA side of KTP are real gems.

    We are...
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    Re: Mikumi Safari / self drive info?

    Some photos for anyone interested.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157623704248113/with/4442894013/

    The first 14 are of early/controlled burning. The final 8 are wild fires...
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    Re: Mikumi Safari / self drive info?

    The controlled burn was one of our responsibilities when we worked up at Nyika NP in Malawi.

    The primary reason is fire control later in the season. Stan sums it up well. Before controlled burning...
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    Re: Basic starting question from a newbie

    Just a quickie on your route. As Tony quite rightly says a lot of the best destinations in Zambia are not accessible until a little later in the year but there's nothing to stop you visiting Chobe...
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    Re: Basic starting question from a newbie

    I haven't done it myself (ie purchased an SA reg vehicle) but hope to do so one day. Previously we shipped a UK reg vehicle over and drove it home but that involves a whole different set of headaches...
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    Re: Basic starting question from a newbie

    Hi Julie,

    Safaridrive is pretty high end and is run out of the UK. Bushlore is a local operation, more middle of the market, bigger and will probably be considerably cheaper.

    Alternatively have...
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    Re: Basic starting question from a newbie

    Hey Stan, it's been a while, I hope you and Anne are very well!

    I think, depending on who they rent with, Julie may be able to arrange a drop off further north if she rents in SA, although the...
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    Re: Basic starting question from a newbie

    I would travel south to north for several reasons:

    Firstly Botswana should be increasingly dry from late March onwards. As your trip continues and you travel up through Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya...
  34. Discounted self drive rental Livingstone to Arusha

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/icons/icon1.png Discounted self drive rental Livingstone to Arusha
    Having seen a few questions posted here about self drive rental (particularly in...
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    Re: Camping at Chelinda, Nyika Plateau

    As Tony says it will be cold. You often get a ground frost. But it will be spectacular. In the colder months the game congregates around the plantation (where the camp is) so lots to see. You can see...
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