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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    If all goes as planned I will meet Bud and Mary at Busanga plains, of all places, in November and I will nudge him in person!
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    Re: Tracks4Africa Guide Map app review

    I have the T4A guide app and 3 maps, so also I have the Africa HD map. I like the app a lot, seems to really work well for exploring options and way less cumbersome than searching around on my clunky...
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    Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    We have one that came with our vehicle. I'm not sure I would have bought it, but now that we have it we use it all the time. We've done 50,000kms, not stolen yet. For cleaning I use a quick 15...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    There is some info in this good blog post I read about Chyulu Hills a while back:

    https://thekenyancamper.com/2016/11/04/chyulu-hills-national-park-camping-kenya/
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    Re: Today’s traveller (covid era)

    In the US we have seen a huge boom in camping/overlanding/RV popularity. Business that used to sell a few high end rigs a month are now sold out and back ordered many months or even years. 4x4...
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    Re: Roundtrip Zambia

    thanks for the report on how it went, glad you had a great trip.

    can you elaborate on “drove Lower Zambezi from east to west”? I have been interested in traversing the park and exiting either up...
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    Re: T4A - hows that new atlas coming along?

    Great news Stan, thank you. I wonder what photos they need? I, and I'm sure others, would be happy to contribute.
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    T4A - hows that new atlas coming along?

    I recall an update was being worked on for the large format atlas? If so I am looking forward to buying one. We have the original one and used it extensively and would love an updated version. My...
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    Re: Kenya entrance by road

    I have been researching the same. With the major caveat that nothing that is true today can be guaranteed tomorrow, as covid rules change frequently and without notice, here is what I have...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    That is great Bud, sounds like you are off to a good start, I am impressed at your leap of faith. Pandemic, civil unrest, and wonderful African friendliness, you really are getting an African...
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    Re: CDP for RSA vehicles from the AA SA

    I am in the process of trying to decide if I should get a CDP, or not, for our SA registered Land Cruiser. As a foreigner AA South Africa requires a 100% deposit with no bank guarantee allowed. Even...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    I am not the expert, but a couple thoughts... Eluai and Iseiya (Marked as "Serena Public Campsite" on some maps) campsites are very near each other, effectively putting you in the same place in the...
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    Does anyone know what year Toyota made the change to the new material?
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    Someone put together this on the Overlanding Africa facebook group because this question was getting asked so often. The Algeria/Mauritania border at Tindouf was open to tourists pre-covid, that...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    Re: carnet costs - Dan Grec from the roadchoseme.com (who has posted on the forum a bit a while back and has a youtube video about his trip, inc. Egypt border formalities) managed to get a carnet...
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    Re: Best guidebook for Kenya?

    I guess I missed them before, thank you! So many interesting diversions, wonderful.
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    Re: Crossing Tanzania fm North to South

    ​ Some advises needed
    ‹-- Between Mwanza (with or without ferry) and Trangire NP where to stop, camp or relax? I searched and nothing came up, which doesn't mean there isn't anything, but you may...
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    Re: Best guidebook for Kenya?

    Thanks for the tip on the current NG, I will look for it. And lets hope WW's friend and Bradt come to an amicable agreement. Soon!
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    Re: Best guidebook for Kenya?

    I really love the Kenyan Camper's blog and photos. A great writer, great sense of humor and has done a good thing promoting tourism for Kenyans. He kept up the blog for quite a while, so I can...
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    Best guidebook for Kenya?

    While staying at home we've been having dreams of visiting Kenya again. So I hopped on the Bradt website expecting to order a Bradt Kenya guide and found to my surprise that the most recent guide of...
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    Re: non residential Bank account

    Thanks, glad it was helpful. Mostly we've found it really helpful to be able to EFT. We use our credit card when we can, but EFT to avoid wire fees and the cumbersome wire process when making...
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    Re: non residential Bank account

    I can't say for Namibia, but after many attempts at other banks we were able to open a non-resident account in South Africa at FNB. FNB is in Namibia, but I don't know if they offer the same types of...
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    Re: Crossing Tanzania fm North to South

    Interesting. On T4A and on openstreet maps I do see a bunch of roads marked with "T" when viewed on basecamp.

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    Re: Crossing Tanzania fm North to South

    A note above in red. Otherwise, if you don't have it already get ioverlander for your smartphone to find places to camp, and also tracks4africa on a garmin GPS will be invaluable. The Maps.me phone...
  25. Re: Question about International Drivers License ……

    Speaking of clarification, what is your question? Know categorically what? Also what is "6 x Ps"? People?
  26. Re: Forget the rainy season, lets talk about the windy season.

    When we camped there and showed up and there was a stone wind break at the campsite we knew we were in trouble. But the stone wall points ~SW, and that day we had a brisk breeze from the NW, so I'm...
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    Good info, thank you.

    I should have mentioned that our Namibrand experiences were in March (or very early April?) and October. Of course you can get a windy day here and there any time of the...
  28. Re: Forget the rainy season, lets talk about the windy season.

    Windy is top shelf. However it only tells you the near term weather forecast (0-10 days max), not seasonal winds/trends.

    So far we have...windy in August in Namibia.
  29. Forget the rainy season, lets talk about the windy season.

    As most of you, in our travels we try to pay attention to when the rainy season is, to either avoid it all together, or at least know what we're getting into and perhaps make a plan B if needed....
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    Re: Red Tacoma in Mozambique?

    '98 or earlier huh? Planning on bringing back home to the States?
  31. Re: Your most helpful Apps for travelling and Overlanding

    ASI - African Snakebite Institute - Identification of snakes, spiders and scorpions along with first aid information. Also "Snakebite First Aid"

    Sasol ebirds of Southern Africa - bird ID.
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    Re: VIC FALLS from KASANE

    Do you mean day trips to the Zambia side from Bots, or Zambia side from Zim?

    Some friends will visit livingstone in October (ages away in Covid time, so no doubt things will different), but they...
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    Re: Problems for Kasanka NP

    Thanks for posting. I emailed Mr. Mwanza my support of their efforts per the article's suggestion. I sincerely hope they at least get the park/bats acknowledged in the ESIA. Sad to see such wanton...
  34. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Thanks so much for the report, great! Maybe you'll touch on this, but what was your fuel capacity, and did you utilize any of the 'container fuel' suppliers or were you always going to a service...
  35. Re: Need ideas/photos for a kitchen in a gull wing

    A couple photos of our kitchen setup, which is modified from the Bushlore 'stock' arrangement.

    Key features/changes:
    -Alu-cab prep table. Stores on the inside of the canopy door/gullwing when not...
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