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  1. Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    Rob and Mike, thank you for your constructive input.
    We have a total of 4 nights maximum for Gonarezhou: 1N at Swimuwini chalets + 2N at the Manangas at Masasanya Dam (these are booked already) + 1N...
  2. Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    hi Mike and Mike
    took your suggestion regarding the riverine stretch along the Runde river and added that to what I call now best route south to north
    Please correct me if I got it wrong
  3. Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    I have added the new causeway option in pink, thanks guys
  4. Re: Route option from South to North inside GNP

    Excelent Mike, thank you very much for the precise information regarding the new causeway.
    Are there other worthwhile landmarks along the route and not too far off the main track part from the...
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    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    The namibian governement is in the process of tender of concessions inside the new Tsau //Khaeb Nationalpark

    https://www.namibia-forum.ch/media/kunena/attachments/102/IMG_20210409_125351.jpg
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  6. Route option from South to North inside GNP

    hi
    which route would you recommend to get from the chalets at Swimuwini to the Manangas at Masasanya Dam in one day? Can you perhaps comment on the two options or suggest a third one?
    I have...
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Thanks Mike, the august report is a highly entertaining read, ranging from generel construction reports, road works, radio towers and repeaters being brought in and conected, zebras travelling on...
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    Re: Zim Parks bookings 2022

    Thanks, well then my hopes are to have made it into that folder;Dfor now
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    Re: Zim Parks bookings 2022

    Same here, provisional bookings for 2022 in Gona re zhou are ok and with different modus operandi since those no longer are done thru zim parks.
    Somehow it is not very clear to me that bookings...
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    Zim Parks bookings 2022

    hi, any news on when they will open for bookings for 2022?
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Hi,
    found this highly interesting article by Dick Pitman on an equally interesting web site. https://wholeeartheducation.com/matusadona-national-park/
    Perhaps some of you will equally enjoy it to...
  12. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    hi Searcher,
    absolutely wonderful report. I am in awe for your effort and generosity.
    We owe our friend Johan Snyman and his late wife Adri a ton of invaluable memories from the times they took us...
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    Re: New Chizarira Map

    Correct, it was mentioned to me that the map is a work in progress, together with the improvements of tourism infrastructure. There are several plans and ideas that are promising. I will be looking...
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    Re: New Chizarira Map

    hi Kobus,
    here a new map recieved last month from Eva Reid from African Parks in charge of Matusadona. I also attach the current visitor fees. I understand that bookings go thru her.
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    Re: Chizarira & matusadona np

    Hi Kimbaleee, I had previously wanted to reply to this and then forgotten: I recommend you for Matusadona to get in touch with Eva. (evar at africanparks.org) She is the one taking reservations for...
  16. Re: Highest altitude that you have ever driven to....

    With our late Landi, born 1994 and with us for 16 years, we did a few high altitude trips in our "backyard" the Andes mountains. The most challenging trip was the one we did in our 4x4 group to...
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    Re: Chizarira & matusadona np

    So the rate of USD 240 is not for a camp site, it is the daily rate for use of the entire camp comprising 4 cottages/tents for up to 8 people and it includes linen and towels and there is even a cook...
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    Re: Chizarira & matusadona np

    Hi Kimbalee, perhaps you want to check out Mwachumeni Camp, they are about 10km downstream Chilo and offer the entire camp on a dry Camp rate basis (self catering) for USD240 per night for 2-8...
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    Zim petrol or diesel

    Hi,
    which is generally more difficult to source petrol or diesel? And is there a big price difference between the two?
    We are offered an older model 4x4 with a V6 petrol engine for hire and are a...
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    Sorry to hear, but that should be worth while to bring to the attention of the authorities?
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    @ Tony Weaver
    Thank you so much for bringing "The End of the Game" back to memory. It is a book that has been sitting on my shelves for almost more than thirty years, I could not read it when I was...
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    Re: Naye Naye Pans Camping.

    The single community campsite at Djokhoe was recently upgraded, new toilet, enclosure for bucket shower and fire pit. Lovely setting and viewing platform bulit next to a Baobab. Aprox 35-40km south...
  23. Re: Bad Shot - The now legal Elephant hunt in Botswana

    Thank you for sharing

    They are not very subtle about their business....
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    Re: Kaokoveld - Sesfontein to Marienfluss

    Hi,
    we have done both and personally I find the second one more scenic. Between Kaoko Otavi and Otjiu the "road" is very washed out, probably because it is not a road in the sense, but a...
  25. Re: The Namib 100 - Hiking into the Forbidden Land

    Hi Erasmus, wonderful pictures and great writing, thank you so much for this special report. I did not know that there is a dune named after our great adventure writer Federico Kirbus. Will have to...
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    Re: Kaokoveld - Sesfontein to Marienfluss

    sorry overlocked this, yes exactly, you enter thru the new huge vet gate at Erwee and drive first thru a palm oasis and up a rocky trail in a northerly direction until you reach the plain, once your...
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    Re: Kaokoveld - Sesfontein to Marienfluss

    Hi w507
    I would prefer Otjiteka trail, but not with start in Kamanjab but from Hoada, the vet gate is located almost opposite of Hoada and this is where your trail starts early morning. The palm...
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    Re: Taken wood into Botswana

    Yes, same story here, but we now are convinced that the threat for contamination is related to very cold nights ;D, since there seems to be no interest in firewood during the hot summer months.....
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    Re: Masetleng Pan in KAA Concession

    Hi Felix was a great trip, I wrote a short trip report, https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/315854-Trip-Report-May-2019-Southern-Botswana?p=4155619#post4155619 feel free to ask if you...
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    Re: CKGR on the way

    Hi Luka,
    Tuuthebe's proximity to the A14 caters for extremely loud heavy traffic all night long, would not want to camp there right next to the road. Rather take a self catering chalet.
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    The revenue from campsites called camp fee is unaltered by the new rules. What changes is the revenue from park fees, the permit for your permanence in the park for a given calendar day. Many people...
  32. Re: Preferred route Pretoria -Groblersbrug/Martins Drift

    This was on Friday 24 of May,
  33. Re: Preferred route Pretoria -Groblersbrug/Martins Drift

    Hi Kobus
    We drove Machaneng Jct on B146 to Stookport on wide and very good gravel except a few km near Jct at beginning corrugated. We didn't know about the recommended route from Sherwood and drove...
  34. Re: Seeking opinions about our itinerary in Botswana - December

    I presume that all your campsite bookings are with private operators and not at public sites booked with DWNP, because DWNP automatically includes entry fees in their final confirmation and adds them...
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    Re: Trip Report May 2019 Southern Botswana

    Makgadikgadi Pans - Kubu Island - Orapa - Khama Rhino - Waterberg

    We encountred plenty of goats, sheep, cows, donkeys and even elephants on the tarmac between Rakops and Khumaga. One must have a...
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