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    Re: That one indispensable camping nic nac

    I have two pee bottles. My wife also has one, bigger than mine of course.
    i have a roof top tent, but more important is my night camera.
    Lepords , lions , hyhnia, elephant have all been seen and...
  2. Re: Elephant Attack During Sleep - Third Bridge, Moremi

    Elephant took a dislike to campsite 3 on 8th December 2018 ,it killed all chairs and tables and food box and eat nuts,bread,coolboxetc.. No damage to our vehicles but No 1 campsite had tusks through...
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    Re: Elephant problems at third bridge Moremi

    Phili, we have been to many many unfenced camp sites and cannot imagine eating early. Normally in tent by 9 and always alert for unwanted intruders. The ele who disturbed us did not have a watch, and...
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    Elephant problems at third bridge Moremi

    During November a vehicle was moved by an elephant. A little damage but not serious.
    We arrived at Third Bridge on 7 December and were allocated site 3. At exactly 7.15 pm a male elephant visited...
  5. Thread: Snow Chains

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    Re: Snow Chains

    I live in U.K. and drive a lot in snow particularly as I drive to a ski resort every 2nd year. Law in Europe insists on mud and snow tyres in some countries .One pair of chains only on rear. However...
  6. Thread: Camp safety

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    Re: Camp safety

    I have seen tracks of cats, hyhena,snakes,elephants, in our various camp sites, but it was a wake up call this year when my new night camera had a pic of a lion at Linyante, a lepord at Mabua only...
  7. Re: Toyota Diesel Cars Will No Longer Be Sold in Europe after 2018

    I live in England. When in doubt panic! So as I own diesel Toyota landcruiders in SA and U.K. should I be worried? No as I see big trucks , busses, trains all using diesel I am not worried. Both my...
  8. Toyota 70series ,donít believe the sales man or instruction booklet

    The book and salesperson said my long range fuel tank was 190litres. Have had the vehicle for 7 years and learnt the truth when I ran out of fuel 20 km from nearest supply just outside CKGR in...
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    Re: Leopard Incident- Matopi

    I did the Mabu northern trail on 17 Sept and stayed one night at the Camp site. Set my night camera up and got good pictures of owl and a visiting leopard. As we were in bed by 9.30, zips were...
  10. Re: Is it wise to go to Mabua - CKGR solo with no 2nd pair of eyes

    My wife and I have done two trips to remote areas (Mabu and and van Zyls pass)
    Took a hired Sat phone. Had to use it once óó hair appointment.
    Also good advice re evenings. On our last trip my...
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    Toyota extra fuel tank size

    I was sold a new Toyota 70 series 7 years ago. Great vehicle and I have had many trips to various Botswana game parks.
    The manual indicated that my extra tank size was 90litres. I seem to remember...
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    Re: Elephant attack

    Be careful! My daughter was on a bush walk in uMfolozi . The guide took the group to close to a bull elephant. It charged and sadly the guide was killed.
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    Re: Pirate campers

    Seems you are always trying to find a short cut like you did a couple of years ago at Mabu when your vehicle used a trail you had not booked!
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    Re: campsite highjackers Mabu trail

    My reply to your excuse
    This is untrue, we saw the guest next day, your guide did not drive all the way and had to wild camp.
    Why did they not use the southerly trail which takes the same time. (...
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    Re: campsite highjackers

    Ja, and then when you book the northern one way trail at Mabu and Kalahari Safari think they can also use it it is very flustraiting. I did report them but I guess they they think that they own the...
  16. Thread: Unhappiness

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    Re: Unhappiness

    Sad story. I drowned my Suzuki 7 years ago. It stayed in Botswana 7 months and when I got it back I was concerned about a few issues so I traded it in and am now the very happy owner of the best off...
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    Re: Something badly wrong at Sunday's Pan

    I was at Sunday's Pan late October. Lots of animals drinking in spite of 5 lion having taken up residence. We noticed a very sick looking Kudu and as the lions looked rather tired we went around the...
  18. Re: Wild Camping first timer - do's and dont's plssssss

    I purchased a roof top tent due to close encounter with a hippo. Thought we would be safe . Unfortunately we parked under a wild fig and at 11 pm an elephant started grazing. Fear is difficult to...
  19. Thread: Khaudum Info

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    Re: Khaudum Info

    Most recent information by Mike N is good. I was there last year and travelled south to north.Saw many elephant on our visit. Drive out took 3.25 hours. Khaudom camp was good and have booked 3 days...
  20. Thread: Kaudom

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    Re: Kaudom

    Hi, I was there March 2015 and will be back at Khaudum camp in October .Sikereti camp was a complete wreck but so what. I will stay one night there. This Park is great right now but what will it be...
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    My daughter witnessed a charge, which killed her...

    My daughter witnessed a charge, which killed her game guard. The elephant kneeled on the guard after knocking him down. She kept running and did not hang around.
    Glad your patient ok. Just can't be...
  22. I had a very close shave. I actually stopped...

    I had a very close shave. I actually stopped before the idiot driving towards nossop saw me and drove off the road missing me by about a few inches. He smiled, I did not!
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    I hired a sat phone for 2 months while travell...

    I hired a sat phone for 2 months while travell thru Namibia and Bots. Made only one very important call! My wife phoned her hair dresser to make an appointment back in uk.
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    We had a close encounter from a hippo so...

    We had a close encounter from a hippo so purchased a RTT and the first time we used it at Xakakakana we had a friendly elephant eat from a tree above out tent for about an hour. Very scared, very...
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    Our daughter on a game trail was charged by an...

    Our daughter on a game trail was charged by an elephant and witnessed the gameguard getting killed. I have been charged by a lion. Gameguard fired two shots- lion retreated. We have had many...
  26. Hi. my wife and I did the trail from Nossob tp...

    Hi. my wife and I did the trail from Nossob tp Mabu, west to east and camping one night on way. Nobody checks - booking not required.. Nearly hit by a foreign tourist coming the other way. The...
  27. Thread: Khaudom

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    Khadum Dates

    Will be there 18th to 21st March 2015. We always plan a long time in advance.
  28. Thread: Khaudom

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    Thanks all. Have Sat phone , 100l water ,180 l...

    Thanks all. Have Sat phone , 100l water ,180 l diesel and the best off road 4x4, ie Landcruiser (nearly new)
  29. Thread: Khaudom

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    Thanks. We are prepared,and like remote places....

    Thanks. We are prepared,and like remote places. Did van Zyls Pass in March. Am worried that the remote places are all getting less remote. Cheers Gordon
  30. Thread: Khaudom

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    Khaudom

    Will a lone vehicle be allowed into Khaudum? I have a lot of experience on sand but hate water!
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    Jan or anybody who visits Khaudom, how do you...

    Jan or anybody who visits Khaudom, how do you book the reserve?
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    Elephants dont always stare back!

    My daughter was guide to close to an elephant. Sadly it charged and the guide was killed. Neve take wild animals for granted.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for quick response. Yes I will have a booking. Always get one but I also have had chancres trying to mussel in on my booked site!
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    Nossop to Mabu

    I know that the southern route is two way but--
    1) Do I need to book in advance
    2) Can I do it on my own
    I will hopefully have a Booking at a Mabu camp site.
    Thanks
    Gordon Bulter
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    Elephant Charge. Ranger is an idiot!

    Hi,
    My daughter and her now husband were taken very close to an elephant by a "very experienced" ranger.
    Sadly the ranger was killed when the elephant charged . My daughter was very very lucky and...
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