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    Re: Chobe snake alert

    We've had a spotted bush snake at our house this week (not venomous) and tonnes of mosquitos suddenly.
    We left the bush snake to run around our yard, he's okay there. When we have more dangerous...
  2. Re: When to Visit Botswana (Botswana Footprints)

    :) hee hee

    Yes, Hubby and both kids are on Aussie passports (I have a "green Mamba" from Zimbabwe!)

    Thanks so much for your kind wishes everyone. x
  3. Re: When to Visit Botswana (Botswana Footprints)

    Thanks so much. My boys are typical africans, so I think their new teachers over there will have their work cut out for them! :)
    I'll miss you all and will pop by now and then to chat!
  4. Re: When to Visit Botswana (Botswana Footprints)

    Thanks Tim. I'm going to make sure our home has a cottage and we expect you and the girls to visit ! :cool:
  5. Re: When to Visit Botswana (Botswana Footprints)

    Absolutely Anton, anytime. I'll PM an Aussie number when I have one. :)
  6. Re: When to Visit Botswana (Botswana Footprints)

    Thanks so much Stan,
    I'll still be here on the forum to give advice when I can. Thank you so much for all your support,
    Happy travels in the future and I look forward to seeing your next...
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    Re: Payment of Bots park fees

    Generally at the park gates, you can pay CASH (only) to enter. P120 per person per night (P60 per child) or P50 per vehicle.
    There are Wildlife offices in Kasane and Maun where you can pay by...
  8. When to Visit Botswana (Botswana Footprints)

    When to visit Botswana with Botswana Footprints :

    Planning your next holiday, we're here to help...
    Botswana is a huge country and extends through 9 degrees of latitude. This suggests...
  9. Re: Dijara ; Dizhana ; Tshaa ; Mababe Trust Wilderness camp sites

    We're all behind you Andre and wish you and the Trust all the best.
    (Happy birthday for the other day by the way!)
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    Re: Foot and Mouth Outbreak

    Seems that the supplier called BMC had meat that was affected, and so anyone that was supplied by them has had their meat taken off the shelves. So what the butcheries are now doing is going to...
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    Re: Mabuasehube

    I have just had clients come back from the Kgalagadi and say that Monamodi was the best campsite in terms of wildlife and game, they saw so much there and around that waterhole.
  12. Re: Road - A33 from Sibuyu Forest to Poha Gate (Chobe) - hunters road

    I agree with the above.
    This route is best done in the dry season. Poha is not accessible December through to April.
    No camping available but there's an old BDF camp that they sometimes use (so you...
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    Re: CKGR November 22/26

    I agree with all above. I have had many, many clients do this route and it's long days of driving and they see so very few animals here. You have to do game drives to waterholes/pans etc to find...
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    Re: Northern Botswana Nogatsaa Tchinga

    This route is best done in the dry season. Poha is not accessible December through to April.
    No camping available but there's an old BDF camp that they sometimes use (so you might see people around...
  15. Re: Dijara ; Dizhana ; Tshaa ; Mababe Trust Wilderness camp sites

    Clarification : (I have the Mababe Trust Board members here with me) :

    Mababe Trust will be holding their OWN booking sheets for all three of their campsites and will be running these campsites...
  16. Re: Dijara ; Dizhana ; Tshaa ; Mababe Trust Wilderness camp sites

    So excited for you Andre!

    A clarification though please :

    Mababe Trust has their OWN booking sheets this year and will do so solely as per their License agreements.
    You can book directly with...
  17. Re: Interesting report in Dutch news today..

    I think that perhaps making such assumptions without research is a little eager,
    Wilderness Safaris brings in a lot of revenue, and yes, the shareholders of such are to benefit, but Wilderness...
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    Foot and Mouth Outbreak

    We had an outbreak of F&M here lately and all hoven animal meat products pulled from the shelves (while the Agriculture dept determines which farmer/area is the culprit) so the abattoirs have been...
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    Re: CKGR bookings

    Email Received! thanks so much.
    I'll have an itinerary by tomorrow, I'm actually holding some sites around these dates. Will email soon!
    Have a lovely Sunday!
    Regards
    Tara
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    Re: Info on Tuli

    Have a look at Stevensford Game Reserve (Self catering chalets, campsites, can self drive) and also Molema Bush Camp (no self drive, but their game drives on their vehicles are cheap and they have...
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    Sticky: Re: Botswana - Fuel Price

    Maun : September 2017

    P 7.84 Petrol.
    P 7.56 Diesel.

    P 7.56 Diesel 50ppm (only selected places offer this)

    Towns offering 50ppm currently are :
    Maun (Rileys) – KwaNokeng – Gaborone –Kang –...
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    Re: Kalahari August 2017

    Lovely! So glad to hear of such great Cheetah sightings!
  23. Re: Guam Lagoon Camp - Anyone been this year?

    Between Mohembo and Maun, other alternatives are Shakawe Fishing Lodge and Drotskys Cabins in Shakawe. Both have chalets/rooms and campsites.
    Nguma Island Camp is no longer taking campsite bookings...
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    Re: Reliable Booking Agent for Botswana

    We're based in Maun and charge a P500 booking fee for Self drive bookings.
    Email Khutsi or Mendy on [email protected] & [email protected]
  25. Re: TR CKGR, Moremi, Nxai, Makgadikgadi - April & May 2017

    Lovely Rik! and what great sightings! Thanks for posting. Looking forward to part 2.
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    Re: Booking camps in Botswana..

    Walking around Maun on your holiday, in the attempt to try to find campsite space is worth doing, but a risk if you are not already booked on a workable route. You were lucky, they obviously had a...
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    Re: Kaziikini

    They do have tented ensuite rooms. If you wish to stay in the room, but still self cater (no meals or activities included), then it's P490 per person per night.
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    Re: Camp site sharing Botswana

    In Nxai pan, you should not have to share your site with anyone else.
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    Re: Camp site sharing Botswana

    They do Alex, I could name a few... Govt has been following this too, as well as the Community trusts... (hence we have to be very careful what we say!)
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    Re: Camp site sharing Botswana

    And the legal tender is that they are allowed a certain number of campsites - so splitting sites to create more would be against the Govt rules. Each campsite has an Environmental assessment (which...
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    Re: Camp site sharing Botswana

    Xomae is the only exception (as they are the only one that states a percentage capacity on their invoices - which is actually not legal in terms of their Wildlife tender).
    Wildlife tender documents...
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    Re: Camp site sharing Botswana

    Putting this out there online and telling people to tag onto other people's campsites (no matter how nice they are about it at the time) is quite annoying.

    Those clients that are now put out by...
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    Re: Dizhana Camp - warning, camp closed

    Yes, unfortunately the Trust took walk-in clients, which messed up the booking sheets. They also honoured old bookings made by two other companies, that were not on our booking sheets.
    However, the...
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    Re: Dizhana in chaos

    Yes, unfortunately the Trust took walk-in clients, which messed up the booking sheets. They also honoured old bookings made by two other companies, that were not on our booking sheets.
    However, the...
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    Re: Dizhana Camp - warning, camp closed

    I still have the Dizhana booking sheets (yes, due to the movements of the clients from Dijara and Tshaa etc). I can take new bookings (I'll email you James) providing we have space of course.
    This...
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