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    Re: Ken - new member from Scotland!

    Hi Ken and welcome, with a little time will work my way through your trip blog thank you. As said, an epic journey well worth sharing.
  2. Re: Kaokoveld new "old" road from M Fluss.

    Very interesting indeed Lappies. Did you take any GPS points or record that track on your GPS?
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    Re: CKGR trip 27/6 to 3/7 up for grabs

    Agree :cool:.
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    Re: Would I be crazy to drive to Rwanda now?

    John, with the current African Third Covid wave and concern about variants, African borders are opening and closing more often than mouths at the dentist. It appears all too easy to be suddenly...
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Oh dear, my good friend Joao - JAYEFE :D.

    Artemisia is a leafy herb that has been used by the Chinese to treat a fever for over 2 centuries. It is a herbal treatment and it is not registered as a...
  6. Re: Botswana May 2021 - Valuable lessons learned

    Thanks for reporting Eduroguy. Confirming lots of valuable tips and info.

    I must support the very experienced Pat (above post), and say that Savuti is definitely worth visiting for at least 2 or...
  7. Re: Problems with Hannibal Tents in Cape Town

    Erik, very pleased all turn out OK and pleased forum members came to the fore yet again.

    You have no idea how well frequent reports of your travel and camping experiences in East Africa will go...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    "Stan, if you ever what to come out of retirement I can recommend Port Nolloth".

    Kind invite Keith, I however suspect you just need somebody to help carry all those cameras :).
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Malarone needs to be started a full 24hrs before arriving in a malaria area. Maun is not particularly high risk but why dice with malaria for the sake of starting 1 day early?
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Cherie, the side effects from Malarone are not all that common and certainly very seldom severe. This does depend on background medical conditions, chronic medications and pre-existing illnesses. If...
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Cherie, the side effects from Malarone are not all that common and certainly very seldom severe. This does depend on background medical conditions, chronic medications and pre-existing illnesses. If...
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    Re: Malaria meds

    Leon, verskoon net dat ek in Engels antwoord - for the general good.

    The topic of malaria prophylaxis for yourself (longterm) has totally different logic and a separate set of medical facts,...
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    Re: Introduction

    Thanks for introducing yourself Rod, correct and proper etiquette :).

    I think you might need to explain which Land Cruiser model you have purchased to obtain the best advice.

    Just my 2 cents;...
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    Re: Malaria meds

    I would like to thank all the very sensible and friendly layman members of this forum, for supporting the orthodox malaria prophylaxis cause. It would get lonely always marching alone to your own...
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    Re: 30 Day Trip To Botswana

    Personally I also tolerate the heat very well.

    Allowing for seasonal variations I would choose mid-August to early October. As you know, these are the months were game is attracted to the...
  16. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    The downright confrontational tone of some of the responses unfortunately do make one wonder if responding to medical questions is worth one's while.
    This is free expert advice that is just that,...
  17. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    Thank you for the strong professional support Tony Jay. This thread is about so much more than the PACHAS02 couple, their pregnancy and their trip to northern Botswana. They must do what they decide...
  18. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    ;D Sticks and stones........:D
  19. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    The point being that many families are meticulous about medical precautious during pregnancy, eschewing alcohol altogether, placing themselves on meticulous diets to ensure the wellbeing of the fetus...
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    Re: Would I be crazy to drive to Rwanda now?

    Tim phone the Zambian embassy and check. Rules are changing so quickly.
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    Most malaria-savvy doctors would advise against malaria exposure or the taking of any malaria prophylactic medications whilst pregnant, especially early pregnancy. You have a choice, unlike those...
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    Re: Would I be crazy to drive to Rwanda now?

    Tim, I would look carefully into doing it this year. I have been following this quite meticulously.

    A week or two ago Zambia placed South Africa on its red list. This appeared to mean that any...
  23. Thread: Friends

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    Re: Friends

    Well perhaps I am exceptionally fortunate to still have many of my old friends. After moving around the country and the world I am back in the part of the country where I grew up. Many of my father's...
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    Re: Friends

    Hey PRICK-ly one, you have a marvelous gift for stating the obvious ;D.
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    Re: Leopard attack Xakanaka, Moremi NP

    Thanks for posting Christa, seems genuine?
    This is the first report I can recall seeing of a seemingly healthy leopard repeatedly attacking humans.
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    Re: Advice CKGR camping.

    It is never going to an exact science answering your query but the quote above probably is the most realistic answer.

    I would avoid Easter, the Xmas holidays and possibly August and September...
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    Re: Trip Report - Khutse 2021

    In these times of restricted travel, what a treat to read such a trip report.

    Thanks to the Berrys.
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    Re: Air Helpers for RTT

    If vigorous physical activity of the marital kind takes place in a roof top tent then air helper springs might not be enough and you might need to consider an upgrade to a heavy duty suspension.
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  29. Re: Latest Covid travel restriction from MOH

    The following list of countries after arrival in Zambia...AND NOT BEING VACCINATED ONCE(J&J) OR TWICE (PHIZER AND OTHERS), and not having a negative covid swab <72HRS,
    will be swabbed and...
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    Re: High Lift Jack

    The original large model (tractor jack) works well but can injure badly if used by the inexperienced especially in the field. With a large metal base-plate it can be secured. Gears , handles all need...
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    Re: Mabuasehube Advice for 2022 Trip

    Agree and expect this for many other countries too.
  32. Re: Latest Covid travel restriction from MOH

    So all South Africans will be regarded as coming from one of the 15 high risk countries and will be re-swabbed at the border for a Covid PCR test and will undergo a 14 day quarantine. This is whether...
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    Re: Kgalagadi behaviour

    No please. The good people must keep going and dilute out the dogs and idiots.
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    Re: CKGR booking for sale

    Tough one Pardus, nice campsites!
  35. Re: Best Route From Cape Town to Punda Maria Rest Camp

    Depends if you want to partly journey through the park via Phalaborwa Gate or not.

    You might prefer traveling further north on the N1 towing a caravan. In that case rather enter Kruger at the...
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