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    Re: Air ambulance/evacuation

    The best suggestion is to speak to your medical aid or to your insurance broker.
    Many local medical aids cover air evacuations south of the equator and it might cost you no extra money.
    Just make...
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    Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Not outrageous!..............all things being equal :rolleyes:.
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    Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Not outrageous!......all things being equal :).
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    Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Tron/Ted I have a personal obligation to head for New Zealand as soon as they open. We have a burning need to visit our first and only grandchild, a boy now aged 8 months and yet to meet ???.

    So...
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    Re: Kenya: Dodging Omicron in the Big North

    Hi WW. I have been following your lovely reports on your "comeback" Kenyan trip and report despite my internet being down. Just not been able to respond ::).
    Thank you on lots of new information and...
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    Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Info update much appreciated. Grateful for all your thoughtful reporting.

    Other members please update this thread on Serengeti Special Campsites if you have any new info to add :).
  7. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    I think it is overdue that WW and myself do a repeat East African trip and report on it.

    OR are we all getting too old :mad:.
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    Re: Express EC road trip, 12/21

    Jens, so very happy you enjoyed your visit to my part of the world. May many retrace your footsteps. It takes some effort to post a report and your effort is much appreciated!!
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    Re: Rambling in Namibia

    Thanks Bud. No your report is not too long........for me.
  10. Re: Route to Mana Pools (Covid restrictions)

    I am also interested.

    With the new facilities and the tourist help numbers, is there anyone with experience or ideas on now using Beit Bridge to both enter and leave Zimbabwe, should that border...
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    Re: Roadtrip : Botswana or Tanzania ?

    Just to present a different point of view. Tanzania was my favorite visit in Southern, Eastern and Central Africa. There is nothing that can equal Serengeti in my opinion, not to forget the fantastic...
  12. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    This installment evoked huge nostalgia. The waterfalls and that bad road around the Mporokoso area! I agree that the Lumangwe Falls are worth the trouble but would definitely also drive/hike to the...
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    Re: Trip planning help needed

    I cannot in any way better WWs advice.

    Test the water with some Ugandan queries. They have some really good destinations.
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    Re: Trip planning help needed

    Hi Paul. Good luck with your planning, go for it!
    Do both Tarangire and Lake Manyara, although in the same region they are very different and both very valid destinations.

    Mkumi vs Selous:...
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    John your experience in Bangweulu echoes ours some years ago. Indeed definitely a worthwhile isolated area of Zambia to visit.

    Your exemplary report continues and should be held up as the...
  16. Re: Shell and seismic blasting off the wild coast

    Well said Adam!
  17. Re: Shell and seismic blasting off the wild coast

    Tshani on the Wild Coast (Transkei), Durban side of Umtata River Mouth and Coffee Bay.
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    Re: Trip Report from Botswana Sept-Nov 2021

    Thank you Bud and Mary for this very comprehensive and informative Botswana report. I sure you will rest easier now that you feel that you are repaying your forum information debt, and so will all of...
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    What I enjoy about a second full spare wheel is that it liberates me and enables me to visit the more intrepid isolated areas with relative peace of mind.

    Many of the more isolated places are...
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    Re: Where Are Bud and Mary

    They are in Windhoek but are complaining of slow internet.
  21. Re: Can i use my credit card for fuel Botswana

    I always carry both a Visa and a Mastercard north of our borders. Agree Visa is slightly more widely accepted.
    With a card sometimes the "system" - internet - is down and after filling you have to...
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    Yes that is the other point.

    If travelling remotely north of our borders, choose a tyre size that is the most commonly used so that you can replace a damaged tyre even in the back of beyond. Often...
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    Re: Stopover outside CKGR

    We have done Khama to CKGR (Sunday Pan or Kori Pan campsites) on multiple occasions with no great strain Malcolm. Make a reasonably early morning start to make time your friend.

    If you have no...
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    I forgot to mention that in my opinion my tyre pressure monitors have prevented me from wrecking tyres by providing timely warnings of a puncture before the side walls are wrecked. It surprises me...
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    When traveling in the wild far away from help, it certainly helps to develop good habits such as wearing gloves when working with your hands. Many of us do not have the calloused hands of those that...
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    Because of some slightly sarcastic responses I feel the need to add my two cents :-*.

    If going remote and solo carry 2 full spares. I have had two nasty sidewall tears in CKGR and I think Piper...
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    Re: First Botswana self drive

    Here I would spend one night at South Camp in Nxai Pan and the second night at Baines Baobabs on the way out of the park.
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    Re: First Botswana self drive

    "Fully Catered boat /Mokoro Excursion ( Okavango Delta) on the 8th and 9th".

    I would rather do that from Third Bridge where there is a nearby boat station. And I would rather do the trip on a...
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    Thanks again for a wonderful instalment and video. These evoked so much nostalgia!!!::)
    The longing to get out and about into Africa is becoming agonizing.
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    Thank you. This post has the best description I can recall, of the "05 road" northwards from South Luangwa, up the escarpment, to the Great North Road.
  31. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    Tony, although I am by no means a vehicle fundi, I really think you have made a very sound choice.

    During a 55,000km East African trip 10 years ago, our constant coming and going travel companion...
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    Bud and Mary back on the road after quarantining near Kasane and now in Zambia at Liuwa Plains.
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    Re: 10 days in Malawi - what would you do?

    I agree 100% and have done a similar dosing for bilharzia prophylaxis. It seems ridiculous to visit Malawi and avoid swimming in the lake because of the risk of bilharzia. Anywhere along the...
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    WW, Bud and Mary are busy quarantining in Kasane having tested positive for Covid when hoping to cross into Zambia. Previously fully vaccinated and apparently not too ill at all.
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    Re: Tanzania 2021 Trip Report

    Thank you for the helpful feedback!
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