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    Re: Liuwa Plains camping

    The million dollar question! Obviously this can vary from year to year. The issue is not so much when the first rains will be, but rather when will the water levels become too high for safe driving....
  2. Re: Food and mouth decease outbreak in the Caprivi

    Those who travel less than they talk; use their feet less than their mouths; are liable to foot and mouth.
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    I have not stayed at Track and Trail River Camp, but according to Tim it sounds good. I do not particularly like Croc Valley where I personally found overland trucks to dominate. If Wildlife has gone...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Hi Tim, good to hear from you. The only constant in Africa is that things are constantly changing. This is why up to date info is so important.
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Tron, I stumbled on some current info on the 05 escarpment route between SLNP and Mpika. The post was one by Gemma Grant today and can be found on the Facebook group below. The group is closed but...
  6. Re: Falling deeper and deeper in Love with Beautiful Zambia - Kafue NP and Busanga Pl

    So it seems that the sad dificulties with camping spots on the Busanga Plains of northern Kafue will largely continue.
  7. Re: Falling deeper and deeper in Love with Beautiful Zambia - Kafue NP and Busanga Pl

    Frank I see that you appeared to camp in your rooftop tents. Do Ntemwa routinely allow camping and at what sort of rate?
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Looks good, but unless you have found a way to stay very close to the Busanga Plains (like a lodge), I don't know if the long drive from the nearest North Kafue campsites is worth it.

    We loved...
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    Re: Egypt - Ban on 4x4s

    Thanks Baz. I have been in contact with a few South Africans planning such trips and your authoritive information will be a great relief.
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Janno, is it at all posible to share this type of important info with all forum members instead of resorting to PMs :)?
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    Re: Zambia 2019

    I personally would definately choose "Wild Camp". Yes that address is Zikomo.

    Why "Wild Camp"? Most of their campsites are right on the Luangwa River bank with great views. Also the noisy overland...
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    Re: Zambia 2019

    To me there is no point in moving between Wildlife Camp and Crocodile Camp. They both cover the Mfuwe section of SLNP and offer similar experiences. I prefer Wildlife because of the campsites right...
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    Re: Sous vide cooking

    Our son is a fully trained modern, professional chef and he has introduced us to the joys of sous vide cooking. Very exciting, he has the stick type for home use plus a cheap vacuum machine. Seafood...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    The really good advice is starting to pour in now:).

    Ja, trailers and baddish roads are really an individual decision. We also do not do trailers and with tough roads you might experience double...
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    Re: Kubu Island to Tree Island

    Francois, to add to the above from Adriaan, the campsite facilities are very reminiscent of those in Mabua and CKGR. There are a few sites at Tree Island, all with good shade.

    Later, after our...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Could not agree more about carefully choosing the months that are optimal for your mentioned destinations.

    Personally I think 3 nights are enough in both Kasanka and the Bangweulu Wetlands. At...
  17. Re: Hwange - best camping route for 7 nights August 2020

    Yet another variation to consider.

    I like to visit the various sections of Hwange as they have different vegetation (trees in particular), and this affects the species and numbers of animals most...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    For North Luangwa I would look into taking the escarpment road (or one of the parallel routes) through/around both Luangwa Parks, staying at Mark Harvey's Buffalo Camp and then Kapishya Hot Springs...
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Hi all, further to my posts in the attached thread I have decided to start a new thread. Copying the word Epic in the heading as hopefully all the stars will fall in line to make the trip successful....
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    MediaRelease: Re: Adendorf Hi Lift Jack

    I use powdered graphite powder in a puffer bottle as used by locksmiths. Lubricates very well without becoming sticky or attracting dust. Any comments?

    I always carry a couple of these little...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi Keith, outstanding shots of the brownies!
    Keep posting, I enjoy this thread.
    We went to Elizabeth Bay and the Bogenfels on a guided (not self-drive) tour a number of years ago, amazing area.
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    Re: Do Not Start Overlanding Article

    When asked, I advise people considering a long overlanding trip through North, East and Southern Africa to budget something like 50-100US$ per day for man and wife combined, all told. A very rough...
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    Re: Do Not Start Overlanding Article

    Yep, that overlanding article rings plenty of bells in my belfry........loudly!
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    Re: Info on special campsites in Serengeti.

    Some more info on Serengeti special campsites that I have gleaned from a member's trip report here https://ramsaytravels.blogspot.com/2019/07/serengeti-national-park.html

    I am quoting directly...
  25. Re: Pse help with itenary for the Luiwa Plains

    Johan, in a PM to me, mentioned that he plans to tow a caravan/trailer into Liuwa.
    Am I correct in my recall that African Parks do not allow any towing within the park?
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    Re: Best toast making device for camping

    We have always baked our own bread. Potbread does not stay fresh for very long at all, so even more reason for toast.
    When on the road there is not always time to bake your own bread and as per the...
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    Re: Trip reports

    Thanks for posting the link to your blog, I have subscribed.

    I hope you have the energy and motivation to persist with your blog. When we returned from our trip a few years ago, we were astounded...
  28. Thread: Luiperd

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    Re: Luiperd

    Amazing, thanks for posting and for the video links. Leopards are extremely adaptable and opportunistic.
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    Re: Camp Syncro is open again

    I hope it takes off properly!
    The dilemma is whether the nearby community campsite at Okarohombo, also on the river, might be a better bet until more details emerge? I liked that community campsite...
  30. Re: Liuwa Plain - location of new camp & campsite advice please

    Webster, I presume you have Tracks4Africa?
    Looking at Liuwa on T4A on my laptop, in the central part of the north I note a landmark labelled Kalabumbu. Presumably this is the site, or immediate...
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    Re: Softroader to Khadum possible?

    My take on tackling tough terrain when under prepared, is possibly a little different to some others that have posted on this thread. Being inadequately equipped to cope with a route could be due to...
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    Sticky: Re: Meat and Fruits/Vegetables in Botswana

    Fortunately Kgalagadi is treated as one entity, a true transfrontier park. What you take into the Botswana side of the park is not checked and there are no meat/veggie/fruit restrictions provided you...
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    Re: Camp Syncro is open again

    Does anyone know who is running Camp Syncro now and who are the new owners?
  34. Re: Liuwa Plain - location of new camp & campsite advice please

    I am sorry, too much has changed with the new roads onto the Zambezi flood plains since we last visited. From what I can recall it would be a very long day, 10 hours or so, which might be OK with the...
  35. Re: Liuwa Plain - location of new camp & campsite advice please

    The main wildebeest migration migrates fairly slowly south during the months of November and December. By the time the rains arrive properly in mid-December most have moved to the southern and...
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