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  1. Re: Advice needed!gache gache to mana in one day with a stop in kariba?

    thx so much John - So good to know about the drive time and shopping stops!, And much better to get my kiddo prepared for a long haul day to gache gache. Did you happen to see if main camp in hwange...
  2. Re: Advice needed!gache gache to mana in one day with a stop in kariba?

    Wow so nice to know of vicki/jacki place at Siabuwa as a backup! What a relief. And Thanks Amos - I think we will try to make Gache gache from Ngweshla. Of course it all depends on our fuel/supply...
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    Re: Never again Zimbabwe

    Our die is cast for Hwange as its panda we're goign through. Will have a think on Mana - originally we were to take ferry but the dates didn't quite work out. Question if we do Mana, and leave from...
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    Re: Never again Zimbabwe

    Hello - This thread is certainly disconcerting. we travel through Zim in about 4 weeks -- Hwange to Mana pools and out Chirundu to northern Zamiba. Anyone know the fuel situation in Binga or Kariba?...
  5. Re: Advice needed!gache gache to mana in one day with a stop in kariba?

    awesome information - thank you everyone! So it sounds like the road is something we don't need to worry about too much and I can worry about the fuel shortage and cash situation instead! I saw the...
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    Re: Ckgr fire updates

    How horrible - it is wrenching to think of all those animals that perished or that will due to loss of food. Reading that the group who started the fire didn't do anything-- what has this world come...
  7. Taking night vision binoculars/cam into Zim?

    We want to bring either a night vision binocular or camera for a donation to a conservation group associated with one of the parks. IT would be a Gen 1 technology. Anyone know of any issues we might...
  8. Re: Advice needed!gache gache to mana in one day with a stop in kariba?

    Thank you both! We do figure one overnight on way from kasanka to Kasabushi. I hadn't heard of all the prescribed burning at Kafue - good to hear. I would love to go to Tashinga - I think unless the...
  9. Advice needed!gache gache to mana in one day with a stop in kariba?

    Hello, we are trying to save one day from our itinerary so to have sufficient time to visit kafue park before we fly out. Every day we have in there seems like a great one so its tough. Has anyone...
  10. fuel advice in hwange for onward trip Ngweshla to Binga and Ngweshla road condition

    HI all - curious for any input regarding fuel stops for the following Panda border (we'll fill up there coming from Elephant Sands likely ) then Robins Camp 1 night, Shumba 1 night, ngweshla 4...
  11. Re: Matusadona and Gache Gache Road 2017 after rains

    Perfect - thanks!
  12. Re: Matusadona and Gache Gache Road 2017 after rains

    hi maxpower and others reading this thread. we'll be traveling binga-gache gache , then powerline rd to kariba in early november. It sounds like you are leaving earlier than that. i dont have info...
  13. Re: Plz help with fuel stop advice - Maun-CKGR-Pandamatenga

    Thanks all - so yes, we'll hope but not count on rakops and see about fitting in at least one extra can, knowing we can fill up at Nata anyway. That should give us perhaps 1600 km, or about 400 km...
  14. Plz help with fuel stop advice - Maun-CKGR-Pandamatenga

    Hi all - We are traveling mid- to late OCtober:

    Maun -
    Rakops Eco lodge
    Sunday Pan
    Letihau
    Lekhubu
    Piper
    Kori
    Tiaan's Camp (near Khumaga)
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    Re: zimbabwe ...... yes or no

    I also think having children with you is a big plus at the roadblocks. People love kids and they won't want to cause them any disturbance. We also never had a problem, tho that was 1.5 years ago....
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    Re: Crossing Beitbridge

    I realize that every border crossing can be different, but in Fall 2015, Beitbridge was by far our easiest crossing going thru botswana,zam zim from south africa, though we'd heard absolutely to not...
  17. advice needed - kariba dam border versus chirundu for mana to kasanka

    Hi all- This forum has been so helpful to us. And greatly appreciate any input. I've read so much negative on chirundu border and positives on kariba border -- If we are heading to northern zambia...
  18. Re: advice needed - from hwange to mana on going through zim or zam.

    if it avoids Lusaka its worth it! THank you for the road description - with the 12 hour estimate we can plan on 2 days I think. You're right - never good to be driving so long that the kid reaches...
  19. Re: advice needed - from hwange to mana on going through zim or zam.

    Thank you all so much, I think we will try then for Tron's itinerary at this point. Yes, Lusaka scares us a bit - we have been through it twice, and it was nerve wracking -- only the graceful...
  20. Re: advice needed - from hwange to mana on going through zim or zam.

    THank you all who've responded so far. IN response to Stan's questions: Our last night in ngweshla is Nov 5th. We need to be back in Livingstone the night of the 22nd to fly out the next day.

    Our...
  21. advice needed - from hwange to mana on going through zim or zam.

    Hi all - much appreciate any weighing in here. Our current plans in november are coming from botswana to go to hwange ngweshla camp then to mana pools. We assumed we'd go Binga or CHiz 1 night,...
  22. Thread: Kubu island

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    Kubu island - is this possible to as an overnight from tiaan's camp to elephant sand

    Hello - We are crossing over to zimbabwe end of October and had planned from CKGR to make it to Tiaan's Camp the 1st night, then planet baobab, then elephant sands (or nata lodge), then the border...
  23. Re: CKGR, Moremi, Chobe, Chobe Princess Houseboat - August/September 2016

    I just noticed as well you also had #5 at Nxai Pan. We had it for the one night we were there. Yes, not for the faint of heart - seems to be a thorough fare for ellies. We were newbies to this all,...
  24. Re: CKGR, Moremi, Chobe, Chobe Princess Houseboat - August/September 2016

    Thank you so much for the information! A couple of tidbits to add that may or may not be useful. We were in CKGR and CHobe Oct 2015. Savuti #6 is far from the madding crowd but also a bit too far for...
  25. Thread: CKGR Cutline

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    Re: CKGR Cutline

    So very helpful Birdie, thank you! And your trip report was full of fantastic information! You've inspired me on how much detail to include for our own in the Fall. We can certainly relate as nearly...
  26. Thread: CKGR Cutline

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    Re: CKGR Cutline - is it any more sandy or diff than entering thru rakops in OCtober?

    Hello - I would greatly appreciate anyone telling me whether the maun-ckgr cutline is doable (sandiness) iin October 2017, or at least faster. And if faster - about how much faster would you...
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    ckgr in Oct 2017

    Hi all - we are back to ckgr and crossing though the pans to hwange - having been to ckgr just 2 days in oct 2015.

    CKGR: Sunday for 1 night, lekhubu for 2, piper for 2, kori for 1. I guess all...
  28. Re: Bots Trip Report March 2017 - Kalagadi, CKGR, Nxai Pan

    beautiful pictures! Thank you1 Makes me want to get to CKGR when it is green. Nice to know about kori 4. We are staying at kori in October and not sure what site we have.
  29. Re: mana pools to kafue(?) in november 2017-advice needed

    THanks Willy! I should have prefaced that the potential 2 extra nights at end are in addition to the night we'll need to spend on the road back from kasanka. SO we'd split the drive up. However, it...
  30. Re: mana pools to kafue(?) in november 2017-advice needed

    Hi all - just a followup to everyone - we will be going from mana pools to kasanka (overnight somewhere around lusaka), spend 3 days there, then tentatively if we have the 2 extra days we think we...
  31. Re: mana pools to kafue(?) in november 2017-advice needed

    Thanks Stan - we are seriously considering Katanka and the bats -- just a bit leeery on the driving but is sounds and looks just amazing. Seems like something we'd regret not seeing!
  32. Re: mana pools to kafue(?) in november 2017-advice needed

    thank you so much ortelius for the info, mfuwe farmer for the knowledgewe 're not as slow as we thought:D, and pfgrobler for the suggestions. we are mulling possibly mana pools an extra day or 2 -- i...
  33. mana pools to kafue(?) in november 2017-advice needed

    Hi All - much obliged for any of your thoughts on our tentative plans leaving mana pools around nov 12 or 13th and need to be back in livingstone on eve of 21st. So 9 - 10 days, 8 -9 nights.  We...
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    Re: Chobe, Mudumu, Nkasa Rupara with 5 Year olds

    We stayed at ihhaha by way of moremi, kwai, savuti, in fall 2015 we've our five year old daughter. We also had a rooftop tent-- i think i'd panic on the ground with lia. lions sure picked up her...
  35. Re: hwange main camp to mana -taking lubimbi rd thru chizarira np?

    Thank you mikevR - with the map and attachments - I have all my questions answered. Just really great help. And thank you everyone. Will post a trip report when we get back.
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