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    Re: LEOPARD scare at CKKOR02

    I am confident of the statement that the predatory big cats are aware of our human presence, long before we are even remotely aware of them. Also that if they so chose, there would be very many more...
  2. Re: A trip report of our travels around South Africa during Aug - Sept 21

    Yes Mike I agree, the farm Papkuilsfontein with its lovely stone cottages and camping with beautiful flowering bulbs and also a great farm-style restaurant, is truly one of the highlights of flower...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    I think Kali has different priorities and tolerances to ourselves. We have no problems with rustic camping.

    I hope there will be a more detailed report forthcoming in due course?
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    Re: Kruger adventure 2021 July/August

    Johan, could not agree more. As much as we enjoy the really wild and isolated African wilderness areas, so that does not preclude our enjoyment of the busier South African parks such as Kruger and...
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    I agree with Malcolm that 3 nights at Kubu is one too many.

    I disagree with Malcolm about the difficulty in getting to Ihaha. I would far rather camp within the national park at Ihaha than on its...
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Agree that Moremi and Chobe are the natural inclusion, be lengthened by two or three(especially) weeks.

    1, Maun. Spend 2 nights here to replenish meat (Delta Deli at Riley's garage, also Meat...
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    Re: Botswana trip report

    Thank you Christoff, always enjoy your well-practiced filming, editing and commentary.
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    Re: LEOPARD scare at CKKOR02

    Thanks for reporting Pat.

    Yep wild animals can be so unpredictable and we need to keep being reminded that in places like the CKGR, we are visitors in their environment.
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    Re: Meat into Botswana

    I have bought plenty Botswana meat over the years. From most of the well known butcheries/stores.

    For fillet steak, boerie, venison, mince, difficult to beat the Bots purchases especially when it...
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    Re: Ihaha Campsite advice

    numbers 1 and 10 are good camps on either end, with only one set of neighbors, good river views, enough shade and when we were there were the most private sites with good views. Then there were no...
  11. Re: New National Park established in the Eastern Cape

    The less use the better for a sanctuary in my part of the world! No need for city slicker maintenance!
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    Re: Crooks Corner - Kruger North

    Here, (as in the photo above) at Crook's Corner and at nearby Pafuri picnic site the birding is great for those rarer species only found in the far north of SA. Often the camp attendants in the past,...
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    Re: Crooks Corner - Kruger North

    Yes Tina, been open for some time, lovely drive.
  14. Thread: Ruaha

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    Re: Ruaha

    I have been getting the strong impression that those afraid of independent travel to the rest of Africa are diminishing quite rapidly, especially the slightly younger generation.
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    Re: Borders open?

    Free self-drive tourist travel to the rest of Zimbabwe is not being allowed yet from Kazangula and Vic Falls, as far as I can establish.

    It would appear that some isolated risk-taking persons...
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    Re: Ruaha

    How lovely to be able to read a new trip report about a Zambian and Ruaha trip during these times. A stout effort, thank you ;D.
  17. Re: T4A - hows that new atlas coming along?

    The editors have been busy with the greatly upgraded new version for a few months now and I imagine should possibly be released this year. They have been looking for representative photos.

    Should...
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    Re: Borders open?

    Borders by road are only open for those that can prove they are travelling for business or commercial reasons. Not open by land for tourists.
  19. Re: Technical skill required to become an overlander?

    I am also white collar and lack any depth of technical experience and expertise.

    This has not prevented me from overlanding far and wide.
    I believe in routine daily vehicle checks, inspections...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    :o:);D
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Thanks Mike, we had a lovely stay at Tashinga about 10 years ago. Just the road conditions to it from the Binga-Karoi road!!!!!

    I am sure all the planned developments you detail, will only enhance...
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    Re: Unacceptable behavior if true

    I get no pleasure whatsoever in confronting people aggressively online and just wish some people would get the message that their presence or participation is generally unwanted.:cool:
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    Re: Unacceptable behavior if true

    :)
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    Re: Ons nuwe ryhuis in wording.....

    I must say I am sad to see Elize's pride and joy for sale. I have a slight feeling of foreboding.

    Ek hoop alles is reg Elize?
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    Re: Unacceptable behavior if true

    Dangerous Mouse, are you referring to New Zealand as a classless country - really? How long you been there?
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    Re: Kgalagadi: new rules?

    Not my stew this, but the reference is not to the Sanparks bookings in South Africa but to the DWNP (Department of Wildlife and National Parks) of Botswana (Rooiputs and Polentswa).
  27. Re: Zimbabwe in October - where to go - where to book Mana Pools

    I am not sure, but strongly suspect that Zimbabwe has only opened a limited section of their border, the one most often used for day trips between the northern Kasane region and Victoria Falls. Covid...
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    Re: First time Kenya - need advice

    Such bad luck, especially with all the other travel obstacles presently, which I am sure took plenty of effort to cover.
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    There is now a land-accessed border post between Sudan (Waidi Halfa) and Egypt. Feeds north and southwards. Much simpler than the old ferry. Lots of info out there - Google.
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    As always there is the matter of opinion. Many on this forum totally disagree that independent travel in Africa is not worth the trouble.
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    Re: Third bridge repaired or not

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    A skelm friend in the Delta, now that gets a man thinking. Couple of steps ahead with extra cell phones or ring tones for
    certain takeaways, finding a quiet corner. Why no picture; but when...
  32. Re: Trip report: crossing the DRC by public transport

    Well spotted, thanks for the tip-off.
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    The AASA accepted a guarantee from our bank for our Carnet, it obviously depends if the bank feels you are a reasonable financial risk or not. With us no money needed to be deposited, paid or...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    I would budget on somewhere between US$ 50-100 for two people per day whilst on the road via East Africa. This would include all the national parks and other expensive detours. Camping mostly.
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    Re: Crockery, Pots & Pans

    We have used (and prefer) stainless steel plates for a long time. I must say that the suggested Smart Space set of pots and pans looks very impressive. Durability, weight and easy packing are...
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