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    Hi there, As european rookies we did this...

    Hi there,

    As european rookies we did this trip leg from Kapishya to Mfuwe in August 2012.
    Effectively in the dry season there are absolutely no issues in doing that trip with the following...
  2. ZMK redenomination - a guide from national bank

    Hi there,
    I came across this document.
    It might be of interest to some.
    It is about the redenomination of the ZMK at the end of the year.

    Kind regards
    Frederic
  3. Hi there, We were 2 adults and 2 kids...

    Hi there,

    We were 2 adults and 2 kids (13/11). But more 3 adults and 1 kid (the cut-off for everything is 12 (plane/park fees/hotels/lodges,...) >:(.
    We stayed 20 days
    Currency: EUR
    Although...
  4. Spreadsheet with numbers

    I included the full spreadsheet.
    And the initial budgeting I made.
    From SA and with your 4x4 and camping more it would be far cheaper than mine >:( (I cannot do that every year even if it easy to...
  5. Possibly. My plate was ABM3176. The other one was...

    Possibly. My plate was ABM3176. The other one was ABZxxxx (the automatic gearbox one, the oldest). Both were 1990 and 1993.
    When looking for the possibilities in December we had several options:
    -...
  6. We did not have enough space for two tyres. Also...

    We did not have enough space for two tyres. Also our Jeeps>:D Land Cruisers did not have the same tyre size...but alone I would never travel in the thorny bush in the Luangwa valley with only one...
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    Eric, Also if you want to visit NLNP beware that...

    Eric,
    Also if you want to visit NLNP beware that some lodges are simply closed from early November till early June sometimes (Buffalo and Mwaleshi camp)and your experience of the park might be...
  8. Forgot to mention that you can request any...

    Forgot to mention that you can request any information to me if needed. I will gladly answer.
    I can post also a spreadsheet with the details of our trip (GPS coordinates of lodges, phones of lodges...
  9. Hi Bertie, Being a newbie (and european) in that...

    Hi Bertie,
    Being a newbie (and european) in that world I think the sin is not too harsh ;)

    Nevertheless I APOLOGISE for all Land cruiser fans of the world.
    I swear I will never do that again...
  10. Trip Report Zambia Lusaka - NLNP - SLNP - Malawi August 2012

    Hi all,
    I would like to thank everyone on this forum for the pieces of advice I got in preparing my trip.

    I attach a trip report with the following global info:
    - Global tour: Lusaka - Mutinondo...
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    Hi Pierre, We changed cash for 2 reasons: - My...

    Hi Pierre,
    We changed cash for 2 reasons:
    - My fellow traveller works in a bank in Luxembourg and can change without fees at very near the mid rate.
    - As mentioned Africa is Africa I did not want...
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    Hi there, The result of the jury on the field...

    Hi there,
    The result of the jury on the field is:
    We arrived a bit later than expected on Saturday (17:30).
    2 banks still open in Manda Hill.

    Zanaco: closed at 14:30 rate 4825
    Standard...
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    Hi there, Just back from from that area. Met...

    Hi there,

    Just back from from that area.
    Met Mark Harvey.
    Kapishya, Buffalo Camp, Chifunda Bush Camp and Luambe all operating normally.
    Buffalo especially nice with that remote feeling with...
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    Hi there, Just back todzy from my trip in...

    Hi there,

    Just back todzy from my trip in Zambia. Chifunda and Luambe are open...
    I will post more soon.
    Frederic
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    Hi Henry, Thanks for the info. We are going...

    Hi Henry,
    Thanks for the info.
    We are going there in 2 weeks.
    We will have T4A as well.
    I think I will choose the riverine tracks.
    Kind regards
    Frederic
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    Best way through Nsefu in SLNP

    Hi there,
    Coming from NLNP --> Luambe --> SLNP, what would be the best track track to see animals through Nsefu. I guess the riverine tracks but aren't they too bad - slow?
    Are there spot to avoid?...
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    I will be there on the 11th of Aug. I hope to be...

    I will be there on the 11th of Aug. I hope to be in a position to post.
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    Getting kwachas on WE

    Hi there,
    As I am landing in Lusaka on a Saturday afternoon in Lusaka and departing on the Great North on Sunday I need to get kwachas on that day. Here are the results on my investigation...
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    Status road Mfuwe - Chipata

    Here is a today communication from a lodge manager near Mfuwe on the road works.
    "The road from Chipata is apparently a little better, there is tar up to the first hills for the escarpment, then...
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    Thanks for your help. I think I have enough then...

    Thanks for your help.
    I think I have enough then with what I have at present.
    I will tell you when I come if I have been completely lost...;D
    Frederic
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    Zambia maps (SLNP)

    Hi all,
    Could you tell me what are the best maps for Zambia (esp South Luangwa).

    I have already T4A GPS (+ detailed print screens of specific area), Reise, Ilona Hupe for our self drive.
    I am...
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    Thanks Bertie, Snakes are probably one of the...

    Thanks Bertie,
    Snakes are probably one of the only things I do not want to discover in Zambia.

    Frederic
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    What to do if bitten by a venomous snake?

    Hi there,

    What would be the best advices/strategies from old Africa hands in the unlikely event of being bitten by a venomous snake in the approx route...
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    Thanks a lot Frederic

    Thanks a lot
    Frederic
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    I have already emailed my bank to find out. Thx...

    I have already emailed my bank to find out.
    Thx Bertie
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    Bertie, What is the max you can take out of an...

    Bertie,
    What is the max you can take out of an ATM?

    Frederic
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    Hi Bertie, Thanks a lot. Could you tell me what...

    Hi Bertie,
    Thanks a lot.
    Could you tell me what autobank is?
    Is it an ATM or FX converter machine?
    Where can I find one?

    Kind regards
    Frederic
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    Lusaka - bank opening Saturday/Sunday

    Hi there,
    Could you tell me what are the opening time of banks/BdC to change FX to get kwachas as I will land in Lusaka on a Saturday at 16:00 intending to leave on Sunday noon north towards Mpika?...
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    Hi, For your information, I received a mail from...

    Hi,
    For your information, I received a mail from Shiwasafari (Kapishya - Mark Harvey) today with 2012 Zawa park fees for NLNP.
    KR

    Zambia Wildlife Authority Fees 2012
    To be paid at the park...
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    I have been in contact with the owner and I...

    I have been in contact with the owner and I booked some campsite spaces over there in August. So it seems to be operating (contact was 2 months ago)
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    Thanks for the information We will act...

    Thanks for the information
    We will act accordingly
    Have a good day
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    Tsetse flies Luangwa valley August

    Hi all,

    My wife is very afraid of tsetse flies for our next trip in Zambia.
    I have researched a bit and found the following potential help:
    - Detol to be mixed with water
    - Soap Avon...
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    Buffalo Camp license renewed as per ShiwaSafari

    Hi,
    I have just had the confirmation that Shiwasafari of Mark Harvey (Kapishya Hot springs) has been renewed his license for 2012 for Buffalo camp in NLNP.


    Kutandala camp in NLNP has closed...
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    Too close to April 1st to be true. It is not...

    Too close to April 1st to be true.

    It is not the trend park fees have taken in last decade in Africa...
    Although it would be nice for my next trip in August.

    Frederic
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    Thanks to you. Have a good day. Frederic

    Thanks to you.
    Have a good day.
    Frederic
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