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    Re: Dealing with Road Blocks / Police

    Thanks WW & Rustie!

    It did not occur to me that the rental vehicle might be treated "with less leeway" - but yes I guess driving a game-viewing vehicle will for sure be seen as commercial/PSV :):)...
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    Re: Dealing with Road Blocks / Police

    Thank you for the valuable information Stan! We are already learning some basic Swahili to help us along the way ;D
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    Dealing with Road Blocks / Police

    Hello

    One final question (I hope) :) We'll be travelling from Nairobi to the Mara Triangle 2 days before the elections. I suppose there will be many roadblocks and police active on the roads. ...
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    Re: Self Drive Mara Triangle - Final Questions

    Thank you WW - that's exactly what I was wanting to know :) We will spend only 1 night in a public campsite in MT - the rest in a private one.
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    Re: Self Drive Mara Triangle - Final Questions

    Thank you WW & Stan for the kind and useful advice!

    If it's of any use to anyone I have just purchased tickets for MT (people + vehicle) and paid for the campsites online. I will check again with...
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    Self Drive Mara Triangle - Final Questions

    Hello everyone! As our trip to the Mara Triangle starts soon I have some questions...
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    Re: Trip report: Kenya, Dec 2016 & Jan 2017

    Sunworld. We wanted some time in the reserve with a guide after the self drive and they were the only company offering us a car for self-drive and then going to their camp (Mara Bush camp) and a...
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    Re: Trip report: Kenya, Dec 2016 & Jan 2017

    What an awesome adventure!! Glad you had a fabulous time but I feel so sorry for your daughter that couldn't join you - it must have been a great disappointment for all the family. You are very...
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    Re: Mpayathulwa and Mabuasehube now privatised

    By now I got used to crazy prices in all of the Safari circuit especially for foreign (non-African) visitors, so I'm not going to complain about that - But please @bushluver I hope you keep your word...
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    Re: Kgalagadi Video Trip Report September 2016

    Thanks everyone, glad you like it. Gives me more energy to write the trip report ;D



    For filming we use a Canon 70D and 100-400MkII lens. Some wider shots with either a 15-85, 24-105 or GoPro...
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    Kgalagadi Video Trip Report September 2016

    We recently returned from our trip to the KTP and Mabua - it was awesome!! A full trip report is still a way off, so meanwhile I am sharing the condensed “video” trip report by Mr Cheetah80. It’s...
  12. Kgalagadi Video Trip Report - September 2016

    We recently returned from our trip to the KTP and Mabua - it was awesome!! A full trip report is still a way off, so meanwhile I am sharing the condensed “video” trip report by Mr Cheetah80. It’s...
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    Re: Beware where you place your feet ...

    @Papsak - this is exactly why I posted this. Small children might not have the sense, coordination and awareness to move away quickly enough in such a case - so it's imperative to keep their feet...
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    Beware where you place your feet ...

    Most people only worry about lions and other big predators, especially when contemplating to take young children camping in unfenced sites. We were camping in Polentswa 2 and met this little fellow...
  15. Re: First time to Mabuasehube - Venturing further and need some advice from the exper

    I know some folks who had lions in their campsite in June in Monamodi, so I would not discount it at all. Anyway, Mabua is quite small so you can easily game drive to the other pans to look for...
  16. Thread: Nxai Pan

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    Re: Nxai Pan

    Agree with the above - you will see most of the action near the central waterhole, for sure the lions will be hanging around there. Ellies like to come to drink there especially at dusk. There...
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    Re: Road Works-outside Zeerust

    Thanks for the info! I can't quite make up my mind how we should go about this. In late September we will be staying the night close to Lobatse and need to get to OR Tambo - what route would you...
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    Re: Masai Mara Campsites

    Thanks so much for the useful info! I am mostly thinking about the Mara Triangle Campsites but I might use the public campsites in the Reserve too for 1 or 2 days, just for a change of scenery and...
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    Masai Mara Campsites

    Hello,

    is the public campsite near Musiara still operational? It is not very clear to me whether there are still public campsites around this specific gate?

    Is there any website with some...
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    Re: Masai Mara Visit

    Got a reply from Mara Conservancy (I am impressed, it was quick!) - They said that the campsite booking fee for private citizens is KSH10,000 and tour operators KSH40,000. They mention that tour...
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    Re: Best camp site - Polentswa/Nossob/Rooiputs

    Ah this is a tough one! And depends on what you are looking for

    Polentswa has bigger sites with more space between each other, with a more open view. However Rooiputs has a lot more waterholes...
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    Re: Masai Mara Visit

    I sent an email to the Mara Triangle - lets see if they reply.

    Seems the text in the FAQ and the text in the Website are different so it does seem that it's possible that it is KSH40000 (USD 400)...
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    Re: Masai Mara Visit

    Hi - it is mentioned a couple of times that the booking fee for special campsites in the Mara Triangle is KSH40000 - but on their website it says KSH10000.

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    "For non-professional...
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    Re: 4x4Adventures - Vehicle rental in Tanzania

    Shaw are my top choice too, but just wanted to see if anyone used these 4x4Adventures as they are cheaper - and I know the company and its sister Sunworld are highly regarded. I am surprised that...
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    4x4Adventures - Vehicle rental in Tanzania

    Hello,

    has anyone heard of this company: 4x4Adventures (http://www.4x4safaris.com)? I would be grateful for any insights about them. They seem to be the sister company of Sunworld safaris which...
  26. Re: 18% VAT introduction starting 1st July 2016 + Park Fee Increase

    Just to clarify: Tanapa prices already rose by 18% due to VAT (as from 1st July) - this applies to camping fees and park permits for both people and vehicle.

    Not sure whether 18% also applies...
  27. 18% VAT introduction starting 1st July 2016 + Park Fee Increase

    I have just heard that an 18% VAT will be introduced on tourism services - park fees, camping fees, ground transport and guiding services. It is still not clear what will happen to those who have...
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    Re: Phuduhudu Safari camp (Odendaalsrust Farm)

    Stayed there a couple of years back and staying there again this year to break up my Mabua - JNB drive. Nice place at a very good price and convenient location.
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    Re: Kuruman and Crime

    I hope you will get some closure from this, and it somehow makes you and your wife feel a bit better about the whole affair. I hope those criminals get exactly what they deserve.
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    So, if we are non-African residents do we still have to carry around such lists? I don't really have an issue with the list itself - but we both carry significant amounts of expensive professional...
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    Re: Keeping a promise: KTP trip diary

    Oh those little cheetahs are soooo adorable!! Good to see your patience has been rewarded. I am enjoying this very much, thanks for sharing!
  32. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    @SouthernDreams wow, it is really dismaying to read about your experience, and I know how much you love the place! I definitely have to reset my expectations for my visit later on this year
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  33. Re: Kgalagadi - Botswana side wild camping part 2

    Great report so far ... oh that viper must have been a surprise :D
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    Re: Unusual sighting in Moremi

    And it's because of these people that the privileges of visiting such places by ourselves might someday be taken away. Not to mention that the animals would bear the consequences if an accident were...
  35. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    Did they allow you through with firewood? And if they didn't where did you eventually get firewood from? Any problems with meat and vegetables at the border? Thank you!
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