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  1. Re: DETAILED DESCRIPTION ROAD KAROI to CROSSROADS

    Thanks Stan. Very useful. Hope all is well with you.
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    Re: Khaudum Park

    Do you need to book for campsites or can you just turn up at the gate and pay ?
    Cheers
    Simon
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    Re: Botswana Booking Agents

    Hi Stan.
    Yes still alive and kicking. Hope all is well with you.
    Like you, I always used Tara, but will give NDM a go.

    All the best
    Simon
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    Re: Botswana Booking Agents

    Hello.
    I saw your response on a thread regarding booking agents in Botswana.
    Since Tara left Botswana Footprints, I am looking for a new group to use.
    What has been your experience with Oka Swamps...
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    Re: Mana/Hwange Itinerary Help

    Deteema falls under Robins Camp not Sinamatella
  6. Thread: Kafue

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    Re: Kafue

    Definately donít miss Kasabushi camp, I consider it the best one in Kafue.
    Your itinerary of camps is spot on.
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    Re: A new Zimbabwe emerges

    Like you say Stan, there would be many 'regional' benefits as well.

    I guess the first major hurdle and litmus test for the international community will be what happens in the 2018 elections. If...
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    A new Zimbabwe emerges

    I have been in Zimbabwe for the past and, as on my previous visits here, have very much enjoyed my time here.

    It was also great to witness and be part of the peaceful change that the people were...
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    Re: Tragedy at Maramba River Lodge

    Yes, you have hit it on the head.
    People (tourists and safari drivers) go much too close and these tragic incidents will occasionally happen. Having experience with animals obviously helps but is...
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    Re: Tragedy at Maramba River Lodge

    Hi Stan
    I was at Maramba when it happened. It was right in the camp site. I went down with the Zawa officers and it was very clear where it happened. Very sad.
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    Tragedy at Maramba River Lodge

    Many forumites would have stayed at the Maramba River Lodge camp in Livingstone, Zambia.

    Sadly, yesterday at around 4pm two European tourists were killed by an elephant in the camp. There were a...
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    Re: Camp at Tsodilo Hills

    Maurizo
    I recently stayed at the community camp site at Tsoldilo and found it to be very clean and comfortable. The shade is great and the shower/toilet facilities very acceptable


    The road...
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    Re: Another campsite hijacking.

    I had two such incidents in the CKGR, in this case both were German groups.

    The first was at Piper's where we arrived at 1pm to find a group of 3 vehicles well entrenched. I asked them to show...
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    Re: Traveling to Rosh Pinah or Aus

    Yes that route is a very scenic drive as well, especially if you like impressive geology. You sign in upon entry and again upon leaving as it is the Sperrgebiet.
  15. Re: Zimbabwe Republic Police ZRP fines, don't be scammed.

    i have just been through Zimbabwe for three weeks and have had a great time, very rarely stopped. One police car tried a scam that I had breached some traffic regulation having crossed a solid line...
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    Re: Bulawayo Accommodation

    I stay at Travellers Guest House right next to Banff Lodge. Very good value. You can walk to Banff for dinner and a drink in the evening
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    Re: Mana Pools Newbie, please help!

    Driving to Chitake for a day trip is not really worth it. You only get the best of Chitake in the evening/night or early morning. Also there is nowhere to really drive around and the spring has...
  18. Re: Zambia/Zimbabwe 2016 trip advice sought

    Hi Stan
    thanks for your valuable input. I am travelling at the moment in the US, and will revert with some follow up points as soon as I can.
    cheers
    simon
  19. Re: Zambia/Zimbabwe 2016 trip advice sought

    Hi Rob
    thanks for the advice on Gonarezou. I have only ever read about Chipinda Pools and Chilojo Cliffs. Are both these outside the park ?
    how many Exclusive Camps are there and are there any in...
  20. Zambia/Zimbabwe 2016 trip advice sought

    Hello again fellow forum members

    I am planning a trip through eastern Zimbabwe and then up into eastern and north-eastern Zambia in late October 2016, through November. Firstly, at this time of...
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    Re: Trip To Zimbabwe

    Yep, same with me in 2014. Had a great trip through Zim, with no problems at all. Very friendly and safe place. Planning to go back the end of this year.
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    Re: The Delta waters have arrived!

    Tara, Did you get to see that rare green backed bird at Curts in the Caprivi ?
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    Re: CKGR Road Conditions

    Left the CKGR 4 days ago. Had some big rain storms whilst at Passarge, very spectacular.
    Kori camp 1 and 2 were completely flooded, campers had to go to alternative camps. Sunday has a lot of water...
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    That is very sad news indeed. Basil is a great gu

    That is very sad news indeed. Basil is a great gu
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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, looks like...

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, looks like Maramba is a rel possibility. Hopefully see you there Eric.

    BTW Eric do you now store your truck at Foley rather than with Karien ?

    Cheers
    Simon
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    Livingstone accommodation ?

    Looking for recommendations on a lodge or B&B style accommodation options in or close to Livingstone for late February ?

    Thanks
    Simon
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    We may very well meet up Eric, as I have booked...

    We may very well meet up Eric, as I have booked almost the same route for First 2 weeks of March.
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    Fracking allowed in the Kagalagadi

    Has anyone seen this article or know anything about this. It would be a disaster for the Kagalagadi....

    Botswana government quietly sells the rights to frack for shale gas in one of Africaís...
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    Stayed ar Anandi a couple of times and was fine,...

    Stayed ar Anandi a couple of times and was fine, secure parking and across the road from a great restaurant.
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    Are you storing your truck in Kasane this time ?

    Are you storing your truck in Kasane this time ?
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    Pierre. You may want to check, but I went through...

    Pierre. You may want to check, but I went through Pandamatange border last November and there was not a customs office on the Botswana side, the Zim side was fine. I then had to go to Maun to get...
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    If you are driving from Piper to Ghanzi through...

    If you are driving from Piper to Ghanzi through Xade, then it will take quite a few hours. The the route between New Xade to Xade gate is very sandy. If you start in the morning you will get to...
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    Thanks, that will be a good place to camp coming...

    Thanks, that will be a good place to camp coming out of Savuti/Kwai towards Kasane. I stayed at the lodge a few years ago and we saw many animals around that area.
    When is it opening ?
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    Which desert are you referring too here ?

    Which desert are you referring too here ?
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    Hi Pierre We left from Kabula Camp in the...

    Hi Pierre
    We left from Kabula Camp in the morning, drove up to Kalangola, had a quick lunch then made our way up the western side of the Zambezi, north of Kalangola. We bush camped that evening,...
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