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    Re: Xenophobic attacks?!!

    I personally would not hesitate to drive in Zim under present circumstances, but would keep a close eye on any significant flareups. The situation would have to be quite bad for me to cancel a visit...
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    Re: IOverlander

    Ioverlander is very handy and is extensively referenced, used and updated by vehicle dependant overlanders.
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    Re: Mwanza to kigoma your advice ?

    Tabora to Kigoma - so about a third is still dirt. In 2015 only about a third was tarred, if I remember correctly. Slow but steady progress.
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    Re: Just don't get some people...

    I do not think any of us should be "sitting on our hands" when we witness acts of ecological carelessness on this forum. For what it might be worth, I will certainly back any such posts and I am sure...
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    If you have the choice, rather travel a particularly sandy track in the early mornings, when the sand is not as hot and more compacted.
    If an approaching vehicle moves out of the tracks to allow...
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    Re: Khubu island to Nxai pan

    Yes the Nxai Pan approach sand road, although it has very deep sand, has some concealed humps that will cause your vehicle and especially the trailer to ramp badly if traveling too fast.

    But, one...
  7. Re: Moremi, Chobe and Panhandle trip report

    Thanks Thys, a very nice concise TR packed with the important details. It certainly help those looking for trip planning info.
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    Re: 40 days - zambia part two

    Hi Kerry, thanks for your helpful and detailed reports. Thanks also for three contemporaneous reviews of the campsites at South Luangwa NP. It so happens that I completely agree with your comments....
  9. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    That is a very sharp double-edged sword :).
  10. Re: Trip report: Zambia & Namibia, Augist 2019

    Always something to look forward to, a trip report from Ortelius. Thanks and will follow the rest to come.
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    Re: Carnet de Passage - Namibia

    You will only need a TIP - Temporary Import Permit - for your Zimbabwian vehicle in Namibia. Purchase this at any border as you enter.
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Fantastic trip IMHO, also enough flexibility just in case.
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    Re: Crossing Lava - davesimo

    The Suguta images inspire. If it were not for your photos, it would be difficult for me to picture Namib-like sand dunes, even in the old Kenyan Northern Frontier.
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    No, the Nsobe I am referring to is a community campsite falling under the jurisdiction of African Parks. It is set on the Bangweulu flood plains with each grassed campsite on the edge of a tree...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Tron, truely a trip to envy!

    Just some thoughts for what they are worth:

    Day 5. Why Eureka? Even with Lusaka traffic in later afternoon, you should be able to drive through to Pioneer camp. I...
  16. Re: Falling deeper and deeper in Love with Beautiful Zambia - Kafue NP and Busanga Pl

    A couple of years ago there was a flurry of interest and a few threads on self-drivers camping at/near the Busanga Plains. I followed these quite closely and then they fizzled out. After we had...
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    Re: Crossing Lava - davesimo

    Dave there are other members of this forum that know Kenya far better than I ever will, but my interest peaked when I read Sugutu Valley. What a tremendously intrepid area to explore! I only know the...
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    Re: Botswana self drive April

    Looking at your recent post here: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/319094-Help-needed-at-Francistown

    It seems that you might have had a very interesting recent trip and I have...
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    Re: Maximum load on roof rack

    I carry a generation 1 Alucab hardtop RTT (whole casing aluminium). Also on my Frontrunner roofrack is a mesh, expanded-metal basket to carry 4 jerry cans, a cadac cylinder (all mounted within the...
  20. Re: What would the perfect rooftop tent look like?

    I suspect that all that have graduated from soft-top to hardtop RTTs will attest to the sublime convenience. Most of these hardtops are simple and quick to deploy or pack up, can be opened and closed...
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    Re: Mwanza to kigoma your advice ?

    bremenontour, do you have any idea if the road between Tabora and Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika has been completed?

    I must say that it sounds promising to read that the road between Tabora and Mpanda...
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    Overland travel is not the same entity as a road trip. One can now travel all the way from Cape Town to Cairo on surfaced roads. That is a road trip.
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    Re: Botswana not how it used to be..

    Well played Andre. The comment on the thread and video go to prove a point. I don't think anyone wants it to become personalised.
  24. Re: Tips for possible Uganda/Kenya/Tanzania trip 2020

    Decent updates and trip reports are also gold for forum members, both in engendering interest and for those planning such a trip. Thus, those willing to spend time and effort in giving advice and...
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    Re: Flash Flood - Hell's Gate NP

    We visited Hell's Gate on our overland trip in 2015 and hiked through this self-same gorge. For the most part there will be no ready exit should a flash flood occur and the gorge closes for hikers if...
  26. Re: Tips for possible Uganda/Kenya/Tanzania trip 2020

    :):o;D.
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    Re: Botswana not how it used to be..

    Wild animals being fed indeed!

    This illustrates a startling lack of insight for two reasons:

    To feed wild animals in the first place.
    Then to show a video of it on a public forum. Some...
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    Re: 76 series - back seat safety

    Children are especially susceptable to mortal injuries in motor vehicle accidents. This is a medical fact.

    I do not know if accurate figures are available for local child MVA rates , but South...
  29. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    The video certainly speaks from my favorite page of the overlanding handbook.
    Weight is the worst enemy!
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    Re: Maximum people at Bitterpan

    Zeke, if I remember correctly there are 5 or 6 of the reed cabins. They can each only take 2 people, no extras allowed. Remember you will need a 4x4 to get there and that you should probably stay at...
  31. Re: The mystery of the Namib's fairy circles.

    Yes redondo, exactly the same.
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    Re: Maximum people at Bitterpan

    If I remember correctly, no children in the wilderness camps. Check on the ages allowed.
  33. The mystery of the Namib's fairy circles.

    Here is a nice little BBC programme and videos discussing the mysterious fairy circles of the Namib

    http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20190827-a-mystery-in-the-worlds-oldest-desert
  34. Re: Tips for possible Uganda/Kenya/Tanzania trip 2020

    We also liked Eluai although it has no facilities to speak of, fortunately we were completely self-sufficient. It also has virtually no shade. The big advantage at this pubic campsite in the Mara...
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    Re: Rooftop tent buy, bedding stays inside?

    My view is that the main advantage of a RTT is its convenience. Once a RT tent cannot close with all the bedding inside, plus the ladder, much of it's convenience is lost.

    I am not aware of any of...
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