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    Re: Some info please best area s migration

    Sylvia the link is at the bottom - the signature - of all my posts.
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    Re: 14 Days in Kenya - First Time in Africa

    For all the sections (almost all you are covering) recommended in W.W.s post above, I can only agree in totality. Take the advice from a Kenyan fundi :)
  3. Re: Hunting leopard surprised by cheetahs hunting, sighting at Nosob Marie se draai

    Jeepers, thanks Johan. I think that the return one recieves from game spotting is directly proportional to the time and effort expended.

    Johan has done innumerable self drive safaris all over...
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    Re: Trip report - Khumaga, Nxai pan & Chobe

    Well, a trip report putting the experiences forward warts and all. I find myself in substantial agreement with the stances you have firmly taken.

    Just one yes but.....
    If you go to the Chobe...
  5. Re: Water crossings in Northern Bots. Snorkel or not?

    Generally agree with the excellent advice in this thread.
    Agree that some get a false sense of security from a snorkel. Fit the best one you can ( Safari Snorkel:) ). I have been told and believe...
  6. Re: Please Help re Medical (Not Vehicle) Insurance for Nambia Overland Self Drive

    Begin by going into a great deal of detail on your existing medical aid cover whilst travelling. Probably a pleasant surprise for Namibia. Ensure covers emergency air evacuation and repatriation...
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    Re: Making coffee on the side of the road.

    Eggsackerly!!!!
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    Re: Availability of BWP Notes

    I always like carrying a1000 or so in the local currency.

    In one applies enough.in advance the.bank has always managed to get some in.
  9. Re: Daily drives from the Khwai Development Trust

    Good to see you enquiring about regional destinations. You guys are doing some trip!!
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    Re: Matusadonna to Kariba

    Yes Basie Chiz. Matusad. onwards is the very likely route. Not done it recently but have it on good opinion that roads are in somewhat better condition than in past. No doubt will be a little time...
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    Re: A Good Thermo Coffee flask??

    Atlasware very impressive in our experience over a number of years. We leave our Stanley at home.

    Outdoor warehouse and others.
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    Re: May CKGR trip report

    Thank you Malcom lovely trip and report. I always love the vibe at Piper 1.
    CKGR always is different and always delivers for me.
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    Re: Trip report - Khumaga, Nxai pan & Chobe

    Jay, it has always been my opinion that meticulous and informative trip reports like this are the very backbone of this forum.

    Thank and eagerly awaiting part 2.
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    Re: Emergency puncture repairs

    Use snotplug and glue as many advise.
    I think it is important not to change the tyre, one wants to know in advance is the repair was not successful.
  15. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Andrew and Jenny, taking the trouble to do a decent blog -on the go- really proved worthwhile for me. We still get great pleasure at referring back to our trip records......

    and love the ongoing...
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    Such nostalgia for me! What a luxury this emotion is, thank you!
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    Re: where is piere st wight

    ;D
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    Re: CKGR MARCH 22 Trip Report

    Nick thank you for a really lovely trip report. Future visitors will make good use of it. I fully support your choice of those specific campsites and the time of year you chose. If one is prepared to...
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    Re: First time Punda Maria KNP

    Tina, just a bit of a warning. At Punda, for the very first time when camped anywhere, our camp was raided by nagapies in the evening. Yes they stole some of our fresh fruit and veggies from the...
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    Re: Zambia (again) May 2022 Travels

    Yes, this Interpol police clearance is a big problem!
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    Re: Quick report: Matusadona and Chizarira

    I agree plus one reads about the fact that African Parks have or are busy upgrading the road to Tashinga.

    If the worst comes to the worst, the road to Tashinga is very isolated and I would think...
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    Sticky: Re: Thoughts on Binoculars, by Phil Ridgwell

    Good binos are important items on an overland trip. I think many will be amazed how often they are used. Worth investing good money on a superior pair.
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    Andrew and Jennie your journey and blog continue to entertain and inspire.

    Oh the Haven and the Nile. Mentioned in our old report but can you imagine our fit and virile travel companion swimming...
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    Re: Rambling in Namibia

    Spoke to Bud and also Mary in the USA.

    Bud is fine and in Caprivi now making his way into Zambia before his Namibian visa expires.
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    Re: Quick report: Matusadona and Chizarira

    I would book to ensure you get Mucheni View campsite.
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    Thank you again. Your reporting revived such vivid 7/8 year-old memories.

    I hope you enjoy camping at The Haven on the Nile in eastern Uganda as much as we did!!
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    Re: Rambling in Namibia

    Bud can you please contact me asap, both Mary and I are struggling to make contact. Thanks.
  28. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Yes, East Africa perhaps best June, July, August, Sept, Oct allowing for the vagaries of El and La Nino......whatever :).
    Please keep reporting back, I am really loving it!
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    I am very sad that the iconic Robert's camp on Lake Baringo has been flooded out and has closed. The family really tried their best to keep it going.

    I am also a fan of Eluai campsite in the Mara...
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    Re: Chobe Riverfront Lodges Threat

    I can only share your distress. Even with what has been allowed to develop thus far, Chobe Waterfront remains one of the most impressive pieces of Africa and needs to be kept that way.
  31. Re: How wet is Moremi, Xhakanaxa for our May trip starting 28th April 2022

    Noppies, it would be very nice of you to let us know how your trip goes. Photos, detail, campsite, road conditions and all the things that in turn might be helpful to those planning such a trip for...
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    Sticky: Re: Thoughts on Binoculars, by Phil Ridgwell

    Well Phil, for what its worth I think this is a really excellent review of binoculars. Thank you.

    Can the moderators not make this post a sticky please?
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    Re: Rambling in Namibia

    Thanks for the update Bud. I think you might be surprised how many people are following you on this forum.

    Traveling alone! Following with interest as may end up in the same "intermittent solo...
  34. Re: Malawi: Backpacking and public transport Trip Report

    Merwe, I think Lake Malawi and the Ilala might be the ideal back packing destinations. I thoroughly enjoyed your trip. Thank you.
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    Re: NEW Entrance to CKGR Opening

    Makes a lot of sense. Please keep us updated on this development Pat.
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