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    Re: Problems for Kasanka NP

    Thanks for posting. I emailed Mr. Mwanza my support of their efforts per the article's suggestion. I sincerely hope they at least get the park/bats acknowledged in the ESIA. Sad to see such wanton...
  2. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Thanks so much for the report, great! Maybe you'll touch on this, but what was your fuel capacity, and did you utilize any of the 'container fuel' suppliers or were you always going to a service...
  3. Re: Need ideas/photos for a kitchen in a gull wing

    A couple photos of our kitchen setup, which is modified from the Bushlore 'stock' arrangement.

    Key features/changes:
    -Alu-cab prep table. Stores on the inside of the canopy door/gullwing when not...
  4. Thread: Zambia Visa

    by CalDriver
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    Re: Zambia Visa

    Just checking in of how the 5 year visa application went?

    I think your departure is drawing near? Exiting times!
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    Re: Gamin 276CX slow to find POI

    Zoom in/out with the "in" "out" buttons, and then use the arrows to move the cursor around.
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    Re: Gamin 276CX slow to find POI

    It's not just you. It's agonizing.

    If you know sort of where you want to go, you can put the cursor over the destination area and press "find" and it will prioritize POIs by distance from the...
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    Re: Advices about Tanzania

    I will be interested in your findings. I'm afraid I'm not much help on the roads, though for what it's worth T4A did just put out a map update that included "added roads in Tanzania" in their update...
  8. Re: Interesting story about volcano near Goma, DRC

    Well, it happened. Eruption of Mt Nyiragongo near Goma. Sounds like for now the city is safe-(ish).

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/world/volcano-mount-nyiragongo-goma-congo-eruption/index.html...
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    Re: Latest Covid travel restriction from MOH

    I believe this makes Zambia the first country in Africa to accept vaccination in their entry policies? It will be very interesting to see who follows. In contrast, it was interesting to read the...
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    Re: Latest Covid travel restriction from MOH

    Sec 4 paragraph b) does say that travelers that are fully vaccinated will be exempted from quarantine, which certainly implies that if you were required to be quarantined from the previous rules,...
  11. Re: Don't forget to look for meteorites on your next trip to the CKGR

    Oh, I thought they gave away some number of free articles before doing that. Looks like RossJ has you covered, but here is the NYT piece, more or less the same I'm sure: (hopefully not violating...
  12. Re: Trip report: crossing the DRC by public transport

    Really fantastic, thank you so much for sharing. That is some proper traveling! There are so few reports from the DRC, it is great to see yours, and I really appreciate your observations on culture,...
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    Re: Central Kalahari National Park

    Maps.me app has decent offline navigation on your phone, with downloadable maps by country or region. If you have a GPS you can download OSM maps for free here:...
  14. Re: Tanzania - A journey in the Covid-19 pandemic

    Thanks for your report! We are hoping to visit in January 2022 the same area, so very nice to get a report from the same time of year that matches our plans so well. Wonderful photos.
  15. Thread: Car rental

    by CalDriver
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    Re: Car rental

    I found another rental company in addition to those listed in this thread. East African Safari Experiences. They have a facebook page but their website appears to not be working. Initially I had...
  16. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    Wonderful photos! Some really great information, thank you. I did look for trip reports but somehow missed yours, I will read carefully. Noted on the cotton soil warnings. I was very wary of...
  17. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    Thank you for your thoughts. I am starting to think that we will try to spend some time in the Ndutu area and head all the way north to the Mara, then the last night at Lobo and exit to Natron. Of...
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    Re: Buying Malaria medication on route?

    An interesting story about rabies, which just recently there is a long shot cure for rabies that has worked, but not often. Fascinating story:...
  19. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    Thank you for that, I forget about their newsletters. I had no idea the level of cross border collaboration and patrolling, very impressive. Also some sobering info on human pressure on crossings,...
  20. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    I haven’t read much about the campsites in the NCA Ndutu area, for whatever reason I had the vague impression they were only for tour operators or tented camps? But I will look into Ndutu, Naabi and...
  21. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    Updated travel rules from Tanzania - as mentioned before, 14 day quarantine only required if coming from India. No doubt this will change as things progress, but nice to see Tanzania take things...
  22. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    Yes, maybe we'll do a day at Kogatende and then move closer to Lobo Hills area at the end. The road to Lake Natron just seems very interesting so we really would like to try it if we can. If we get...
  23. Re: Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    Thanks for the thoughts on Lobo. I had considered that, but also was trying to balance that it is nice to have be in a new camp each night, and also that I was interested in making it up as far as...
  24. Help with January Serengeti itinerary + Moru campsites closed

    We are at the cusp of committing to another big trip and visiting, among other places, the Serengeti. Tentative plan is to start our trip in October, in Namibia, where our vehicle is stored, and...
  25. Don't forget to look for meteorites on your next trip to the CKGR

    Pretty neat story about meteorites in raining down in the CKGR. There are still more out there! Must have been something to see that enter the atmosphere.
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    Re: Global Nomadic Overlanders

    An interesting state to consider! For sure I think there is quite some difference between Nomadland and your plans. Perhaps the land based version is less common or less well documented, but...
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    Re: Kaokoland routes

    Garth Owen-Smith hiked through the Baines mountains to the Marinenfluss and provides an excellent account of the journey in his book, An Arid Eden. An excellent book and a harrowing hike. As I...
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    Re: Serra Cafema trip planning

    I emailed Wilderness to ask about the boundaries of their concession and I received this response:

    ”Please note that I unfortunately do not have the map with the exact area at the moment. However,...
  29. Thread: Car rental

    by CalDriver
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    Re: Car rental

    Thank you. I saw that one and will contact them. Didn't want to double post.

    I also found this in my search, in case anyone needs to rent a bullet proof land cruiser :)
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  30. Thread: Car rental

    by CalDriver
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    Re: Car rental

    Anyone familiar with "East African Safari Experiences"? Apparently they have vehicle rentals out of Arusha. I am helping a friend organize something, and I was referred to them by another company. ...
  31. Re: Uganda into Kenya Point of Entry for Visa

    Ah, in reading my previous post I meant to add a disclaimer - I concur, I would definitely seek local advice (Barnley, local authorities) before using this route. Both times I was in the area it was...
  32. Re: Uganda into Kenya Point of Entry for Visa

    Probably a bit of a digression at this point, but re: the Suam border crossing...

    An alternate route is to Suam via the lower road, near the Pian Upe Game Reserve > Suam and to Kapenguria via the...
  33. Thread: Zambia Visa

    by CalDriver
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    Re: Zambia Visa

    All very interesting! Can you confirm, you were able to get the three year Zambia visa issued on your passport, or that you got the invitation letter to attempt to get the three year visa at the...
  34. Re: Zambia and Zimbabwe border crossings ( INTERPOL )

    We passed through Kazungula without any issue a couple years ago, including a short check in with the interpol officer, but no funny stuff came up, all pretty professional.

    It is easy to say...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 76 4.2 oil service advice

    I also use the 15w40 Caltex delo 400 MGX for engine. I'd don't have my notes with me for the other stuff.

    My friends advice was to avoid synthetic if you travel outside SA, as it is not widely...
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