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    Re: Kasane to victoria falls

    If you have any experience of riding gravel roads, the road from Pandamatenga to Victoria Falls will be very enjoyable on a GS. I don't remember any sand on that road. There are one or two places...
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    Re: Botswana trip

    I saw this photo on Facebook. This is Nxai pan this morning: ...
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    Re: Botswana trip

    I stayed at Baine's Baobabs on the 30th of October this year.

    Here's a photo of the map they showed us at the gate near the main road:
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    The section from point 1 to point 2 is sandy -...
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    Re: Vic Falls fees

    I paid in US dollars on the 2nd of November. Apparently, certain businesses have permission (or a blind eye) to accept dollars. Of course, that may have changed in the last month.
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    Re: Navara turbo on and off

    There could be any number of reasons why itís going into limp mode. There was, however, a software bug in the early facelift D40s (late 2010 and early 2011), which caused limp mode to occur randomly...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: New Ranger

    Iím on my second Ranger. The first was a 2015 model, my current is a 2018 model. The locks operate the same on both: single click locks the doors but doesnít set the alarm. Double click double locks...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: New Ranger

    That was my thought too. A lot of people donít realise that the alarm isnít enabled if you only hit the lock button once.
  8. Re: Checking interest - Would anyone camp here:

    As I said, I passed that way last week. The reason was that I was visiting Tsodilo. I would have stayed at a nice camp if there was one available. I had to book into a guesthouse in Gumare instead.
  9. Re: Checking interest - Would anyone camp here:

    I passed that way last week and would definitely have used a nice campsite if available.

    After camping around Botswana for the last three weeks, Iíve come to the following opinion:

    A campsite...
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    Sticky: Re: Botswana - Fuel Price

    I just got home to Ireland after 31 hours of travelling from Windhoek. I had a quick rummage through my wallet and found a receipt for diesel 50ppm that I got in Rakops on the 28th of October. It was...
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    Re: SIM Card for Nam, Bots & Zim

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Iíll get a card at the airport for Namibia and another in Botswana, as suggested. Iím glad I asked because I hadnít even heard of RICA. Iíll try to get a pre-RICAed...
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    Re: SIM Card for Nam, Bots & Zim

    Thanks for the reply.

    It sounds like it won't be worth buying a SIM card, then.
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    SIM Card for Nam, Bots & Zim

    I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question.

    I'm flying into Windhoek on Sunday for three weeks. I'm planning to buy a SIM card at the airport. Is there any particular network that...
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    Re: Actual Situation in Zimbabwe

    I came across this post on the Overlanding Africa group on Facebook this morning:

    ďZimbabwe Update about fuel, usage of US$ and more. Fuel situation is still bad and as government announced at...
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    Andrew St Pierre White explains and demonstrates it quite well in this video, starting at 03:21

    https://youtu.be/_GB7DFaj0dg
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    Sticky: Re: HAM Call Signs

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    I'm not active on radio nowadays but recently I've found myself planning on making a new antenna. I've always enjoyed building antennae more than actually working the radio. Once it's up...
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    Re: Game Drive Recommendations?

    Thanks for the recommendations.

    I half had it in my mind to self-drive in CKGR anway, simply because I didn't find a lot when I did a google search for tours in CKGR. The remoteness is one of the...
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    Game Drive Recommendations?

    Hi all,

    As part of our trip to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in October/November we will be spending three nights in CKGR, two nights in Hwange NP, and two nights in Chobe.

    For some of it, I...
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    Re: T4A Navigator vs Paper vs GPS

    I wouldn't solely rely on electronic maps either. I'll have my guide books with me, which include the paper maps, although some of the finer detail seems to be missing. I think they have enough...
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    Re: T4A Navigator vs Paper vs GPS

    Thanks for all the answers.



    Thanks! This is exactly the answer I was looking for.
    I know you don't like the T4A Nav app but in terms of detail, how do the maps on it compare to the...
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    Re: T4A Navigator vs Paper vs GPS

    Thanks for the reply.

    I should have specified that I don't have T4A maps on an SD card. I will be renting this from Bushlore along with the Nuvi.

    I'm looking for the best way to see all the...
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    T4A Navigator vs Paper vs GPS

    Can anyone recommend the best way to see details on T4A maps? The T4A Navigator app sounds like it should do what I want, but I haven't been able to find much detail on how it works. What I mainly...
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    Re: Vic Falls to Caprivi Suggestions

    Thanks a lot for the suggestions. Unanimous decision for Botswana. :D
    I'll sit down, look at maps etc and look at the suggestions above in detail.

    Thanks again.
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    Vic Falls to Caprivi Suggestions

    I'm still working through the itinerary for our trip in October and November this year. We're planning on visiting Victoria Falls on the morning of the 2nd of November (just a quick stop to tick the...
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    Re: Ford, CANBUS and modern stupidity

    For anyone interested, I was able to reset the BCM on my 2015 Ranger by disconnecting the battery for 20 minutes.

    The first time time I tried it, the "error" moved from the left to the right...
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    Re: Wheel alignment needed AGAIN???

    I can but unless you're willing to travel to Ireland to get your alignment done, it's not going to be much good to you. :D

    It's Donnellan Auto Services in Oranmore, Co. Galway. :)
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    Re: Wheel alignment needed AGAIN???

    I think it depends on the design of the vehicle. I had two D40 Navaras and I couldn't keep them aligned. Like you said, it needed to be done regularly.

    I'm now on my second Ranger. I got the first...
  28. Re: Land Rover Defender vs Ford Everest - Let's open a can of worms

    I've never driven an Everest as they aren't available in Ireland but as far as I know, they're basically the hatchback version of the Ranger.

    I've owned two Rangers. The first was a 2015 model...
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    Re: Buitepos to Xade Gate Travel Time

    That's a great, offer. Thanks. I hope I won't need to take you up on it.
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    Re: Buitepos to Xade Gate Travel Time

    Thanks for the replies.


    I have no clue either as sand driving will be new to me! I'm competent in a 4x4 but we don't get much sand in Ireland. I'll be doing a guided dune tour in Sandwich...
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    Buitepos to Xade Gate Travel Time

    Hi all,

    I'm in the middle of planning our itinerary for our trip in October and November this year. According to my T4A atlas, the travel time from Buitepos to Xade Gate is approximately 6 hours....
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    Re: Sync 3 USB to charge smartphone

    I've been charging my phone for a year and 62k km using those sockets and the battery in the phone is still perfect.
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    Re: Newbie From Ireland

    I have an 1150 GSA. As you said, I'll definitely have to call in to you if I'm in the area. :)
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    Re: Newbie From Ireland

    Be careful, I might actually take you up on that offer some day. :D I was in Cape Town in 2014. I flew to Jo'burg, rented a BMW R1200GS and rode to Cape Town via Kruger National Park, Swaziland,...
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    Re: Newbie From Ireland

    Thanks for the warm welcome. There's a lot of knowledge here on the forum. I've found answers to a few of my questions already by searching on the forum. I'm also getting inspiration and ideas for my...
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