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    Re: 270 awning on double cab

    My 270 degree awning was mounted onto the pressed aluminum side plating of my hard-top Alucab roof top tent, fore and aft. After about 20-30,000km of driving over many severely corrugated roads in...
  2. Re: 2018 Fortuner - used for overlanding - what aftermarket is REALLY needed?

    The experience of our forum members shows in the superb advice they have given you.

    In order to have a long future in overlanding with wife and family, in my opinion it is vital that your travels...
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    Re: Advise on a "lifer" overland vehicle

    In fact petrol (gasoline) is easier to find than diesel, throughout Africa.

    All the millions of little Chinese motorbikes and tuk tuks run on petrol. In remote areas all you find is these light...
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    Re: Advise on a "lifer" overland vehicle

    I would in fact stick with a hard-top, clamshell rooftop tent and a 76 series station wagon for 2 people in Africa.
    Some people prefer the live-in type modifications with a popup roof and this is...
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    Re: Advise on a "lifer" overland vehicle

    Pierre, I have seen a conversion where the 79 series (double cab) rear seat was removed and most of the space fitted with a light cupboard system plus a fridge-freezer. Only about 30% of the rear...
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    Re: Advise on a "lifer" overland vehicle

    I largely agree with Rob but your point is also well taken. My unashamedly biased opinion.

    *First point - Toyota
    *Second point - Land Cruiser
    *Third point - diesel
    *Fourth point - 70 series
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    Re: Ellie having fun in etosha

    I must say if I was in that mobile home, GP vehicle in front, I would have moved faaar forward to give the Toyota room to suddenly move forward, or at least hint to him that he needs to move the...
  8. Thread: Zanzibar

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    Re: Zanzibar

    Please report back so others can learn or update :).
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    Re: Zanzibar

    It is a simple matter to arrange public transport all over Zanzibar, from one end to the other. The costs are reasonable but might require negotiation and probably best booked via your accommodation...
  10. Re: Leopard caught Dog at Bradnberg White Lady campsite.

    In the early 1990s we witnessed a similar thing. At the old Kwai Bridge linking the campsite to Kwai Village in Botswana's Moremi NP, there was a tall tree on the bank. We were called to take a look....
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    I agree that CKGR is not worth visiting if seeing large volumes of wild animals is your only objective. However when doing a prolonged trip through Africa as planned by Bud3, there will be plenty...
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    Re: accomodation between Hwange & Mana Pools

    Edited...

    Looks good.
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    I suppose many forumites might know that I push Piper 1 campsite and also Letihau, but only on trips longer than a relatively short 5 days.

    If this were to be a 7-10 day stay I would suggest doing...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    Agree with Half-pint. It will really be a gross waste of time to plan to drive the entire "northern circuit'' of CKGR in only 5 days. But the choice remains yours. There are no marked differences...
  15. Re: Elephant Song campsite contact details?

    It is with some amusement that I come across this reference to Elephant Song Camp where we became deeply mired in the mud at the junction of the Hoanib River and the Ganabub River one afternoon in...
  16. Re: Elephant Song campsite contact details?

    This campsite near the Hoanib River was closed for many years but according to this report from ioverlander is open again. http://ioverlander.com/places/7193-hoanib-river-elephant-song-campsite
    I...
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    Re: accomodation between Hwange & Mana Pools

    Agree with Tron, in Dec consider splitting your stay between Masuma and Deteema.
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    I would agree to stick to the north and enter and leave via Matswere gate, for CKGR.

    Two nights at one of the Kori campsites, Kori 3 (booking code CKCOR03) and second choice Kori 4 (CKKOR04)
    Then...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    I like that plan.
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    I do indeed stick to 1 day at Baine's Baobabs and 1 perhaps 2 at Nxai South Camp.

    We have stayed in South Camp on a number of occasions over the years, but would only stay there if we had not...
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    Re: accomodation between Hwange & Mana Pools

    Difficult to recommend to others until there is confirmation that the long road into Tashinga in Matusadona NP on Lake Kariba has been upgraded. In my travels this remains one of the worst approach...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    The post from Birdie is important. One's experience is not directly related to the choice of campsite.
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    Re: Cape Town to Malawi in december

    I have viewed Vic Falls from both sides over the years at different times of the year. In December the flow in the Zambezi should be fairly decent and in that case the rather restricted view from the...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    Botswana is very early in the travels of Bud3. If I recall correctly he plans to travel for a couple of years, beginning in the south. There is no way he will get most of the best campsites in the...
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    Re: accomodation between Hwange & Mana Pools

    $$$$$$ !!
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    Re: Cape Town to Malawi in december

    Thanks Sean, my preferences and a few choices:

    From north to south:

    Francistown - Woodlands stopover, cottages and camping, self catering. Very nice and is 17km north of Francistown, just off...
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    Re: accomodation between Hwange & Mana Pools

    There are lots of old threads under the Zimbabwe section of this forum. Much of the information still applies.

    To travel between Hwange and Mana Pools most overland travelers would use the route...
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    Re: Cape Town to Malawi in december

    Sean, what sort of accommodation do you envisage? Catered/Self catering/camping.....?

    In Kasane, your accommodation should be able to book a minibus (cheaper to share) and guide to take you to...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    For initial consideration consider the following:


    * For most 1 or 2 nights at Khama Rhino sanctuary would be enough. Even though this is the best (and usually only) place to see rhino on a game...
  30. Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Rwanda and Uganda

    Where's next? Dunno, too many variables right now.

    Do not have a strong desire for West Africa, too many people and too few true conservation areas. Have already visited Gabon and Angola, two of...
  31. Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Rwanda and Uganda

    When the road and sequential campsites become home, we found that we were actually seeking things to keep us occupied between camp chores, that is when not meeting and at times carousing a little...
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    Re: Tent Light

    We have gone back to simple AA battery powered camping lights. The small lantern type as above. Sick of the rechargeable giving up the ghost due to failure to keep recharging during down time. Also...
  33. Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Rwanda and Uganda

    Well, there is some satisfaction in knowing that my somewhat laborious trip report from increasingly distant 2015/16 is inspiring some. That was my intention. It is just such a pity that there seems...
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    Re: CDP for RSA vehicles from the AA SA

    Many local political strictures might have changed by 2022, a year is a long time in African politics.

    In 2015 independent travelers in their overland vehicles were travelling freely from Mekele...
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    Re: Lower Zambezi Canoe Safari.

    I have also stayed at Mana Pools in early November. Heat I can handle, but the rains from December onwards can make many of the roads impassible and really spoil a camping stay. Someone from the...
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