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  1. Re: Karma to Elephant Sands - Direct route

    Kharma, where exactly is this place ?????
    I guess as a resident in Botswana you should get that right.

    Were you not here under the then Pres Ian KHAMA son of the founder of the Rep of Botswana...
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    Re: Moremi Camping May 2021

    https://www.google.com/search?q=moremi+campsites+botswana&rlz=1C1GGGE___BW611BW611&oq=Moremi+camp+sites&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l7.7924j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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    Re: (Fake) Fuel Shortage

    Filled my diesel with 120L (top-up) at Ramotswa yesterday, but not all stations have diesel, the Engen opposite Finance Park on A1 was dry.
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    The only valid reason I have so far read was the statements about rodents relative to drought and massive new rains within 2 seasons.
    It appears that there were similarities earlier in southern part...
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    Re: (Fake) Fuel Shortage

    New rules since yesterday:

    Only equivalent of P 250.00 per car and fill-up.

    Now, how far do you get with 32 Liters ??
    Jerry cans only allowed on Thursday's (not sure of the limitations here)....
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    Re: Khwai Safari grounds

    They have a FB page with some info and pics.
    Maybe this can help....
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    Re: (Fake) Fuel Shortage

    I put a few Jerry cans and plastic bottles into a line today - albeit didn't find any nearby filling station in the process ;D;D;D
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    That sounds likely and ticks a few boxes.
    We've seen the effect of bacteria in other critical cases where organic material decomposes under certain conditions and creates toxins.

    A typical...
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    Re: Botswana-North to South

    Without seeing the details of the itinerary I can say this:

    I often travel with overseas visitors. By doing the South to North option I can "improve" the sightings gradually by keeping the ace for...
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    Re: (Fake) Fuel Shortage

    I am sure that's the case.

    Although there would be a simple solution:
    Allow the tanker through the border, swap the towing truck with the driver and deliver.
    The towing truck could then return...
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    Re: Botswana again but better

    Thanks a lot.

    Good timing when everyone is craving for some outings ;D:D
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    Re: Sua Pans - Kukonje North

    That area is not so well travelled explaining the absence of tacks on T4A.
    On of the reasons is that it is not so attractive with little to no view into the pan and mainly bushveld with cattle...
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    Re: (Fake) Fuel Shortage

    Maybe a lock-down could help to ease the situation, it proved to the effect to have (a lot) less vehicles on the road >:D ;D :p
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    Re: Crossing the Kalahari

    Thanks for the excellent report. Enjoyed the video and comments en route as well as the story in the blog.
    You just made it before the lock-down it seems.

    Kalahari, a truly spectacular place....
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    Re: Moremi in the Wet Season VLog

    Thanks Tim, beautiful scenes along the water ways.
    Longing to go there ;D
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    Sticky: Re: Botswana - Fuel Price

    Good news for us travellers :D
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    Re: National Parks Opens

    The question remains:

    How are we guys from Gabz allowed to head into Moremi for example.
    I am not sure if on-line (if it would work) allows to give reasons like "boosting local tourism" and after...
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    Re: LED's in Hella Spots?

    I've done it with IPF's from ARB and it works okay. (edit: Heat sink works in the rectangular chassis in the HPF)

    Light output not as good as the Hella Xenon on the other vehicle.

    Today I...
  19. Re: Camping prices in Botswana is ridiculous

    If you want expensive camp sites and park fees - try Zambia. Then you gladly pay up for Botswana fees.
    Planning is key and research helps to get you what you look for.

    Tanke the fuel price, it is...
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    Re: Namibia interesting news updates

    That sounds like a leopard attack and dragging the prey into a cave.
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    Re: Ongeluk op van Zyl's pas

    You just subscribed to a 2 year old thread, not sure how much live there is left in it ;D
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    Re: Hallo from Sweden!

    There is a lot more to debate and share than soft-roaders , so welcome to the forum ;D
  23. Re: Dodged a huge bullet on a dual battery solar setup.

    In my opinion, the voltage settings are to high for a lead acid battery.

    The absorption voltage should not be more than the max voltage output of the alternator (14.1V)

    You will notice that the...
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    Re: Kgalagadi/Mabua May 2020?

    All tourist traffic stopped into Botswana, parks closed until end of April.
    New emergency rules extended for 6 months effective today which means we have to wait until the president will allow...
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    Re: Dec/January trip advise

    If you do the Lower Zambezi on the Zambia side there is little need to do Mana Pools just across the river.

    But in any case, the Mana to Vic Falls route via Chizarira and Binga could become a...
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    Re: Botswana February 2020 trip

    It's okay, it is for a good cause.

    I will do some cosmetic on my vehicles and a proper cleaning, also battery tests on the trailer.

    I guess traffic noise pollution will also reduce so sleeping...
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    Re: Botswana February 2020 trip

    Thanks Peter, liked the combo of stills and video.
    Yup, Feb is hot and this one was a cracker.
    Never mind, you got a marvelous time and all so green, looks like tracks overgrowing fast.
    I am sure...
  28. Re: Not in Africa, however a report on our Australia trip.

    +1

    I get a privacy concern error when trying the link.
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    Re: Booking Fees amid Avid-19

    Where there is a willpower, there is a way :)
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    Re: Booking Fees amid Avid-19

    What hinders you to re-schedule and organise it at a later date?

    Sure, we can debate of logistics and planning as well as availability of holiday time, but that would open a can of worms with a...
  31. Re: Botswana Borders Virtually Closed for Travellers from SA

    No info on such an issue.
    I guess this is very far down their priority list for the moment.

    It's a bit like the "dog-walking" when others are trying to stay alive through the pandemic :D

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    Re: Engines have come a long way!

    F1 is running on 1.6L as well :)::)
  33. Re: Botswana Borders Virtually Closed for Travellers from SA

    As I understand it, the returning citizens are released in self quarantine, the returning resident permit holders (non-citizens) will go into 14 days quarantine.
    All other travellers return.
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  34. Botswana Borders Virtually Closed for Travellers from SA

    With immediate effect only citizens and residents are allowed into BW coming through any of the SA - BW borders.

    Non citizen permit holder are subjected to a 14 days quarantine in at a facility...
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    Re: Botswana travel May 2020

    DWNP does not do refund, clearly stated in the small print.
    So you are lucky not to lose out when you postpone (wise decision).
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