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    Fresh meat for CKGR

    Hi All,
    Just doing the menu planning for our trip to Botswana later this month. We will be travelling from Moremi to Maun and then from Maun to CKGR (having restocked fresh food in Maun) and just...
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    Re: Camp safety

    Thank you everyone for your input. As usual lots of very wise words and generous sharing. We are definitely going to use shade screens to "cover our backs" so to speak, but don't think we'll be...
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    Camp safety

    8 of us are travelling to Mabua, Moremi and CKGR in Sept/Oct. Have done Moremi before and know what to expect there but not the other two camps. A bit nervous about big cats in the camps and...
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    Re: Which currencies is acceptable in Zambia

    If you are crossing at Kazangula there is an ATM at the border where you can draw Kwacha. All major towns have ATMs and you can draw using a VISA card. Mastercard not acceptable.
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    Trip Report Northern Zambia June/July 2016

    Finally home after 3 weeks of travelling in northern Zambia. A big thank you to all the forum members who contributed information and made planning easier. Hope this report will be of use to anyone...
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    Quick question re US$ border fees

    I understand that a portion of the cross border fee to enter Zambia at Kasane is US$20 that needs to be paid in $. Does anyone know if paying this in 20 x $1 notes is acceptable or does it have to be...
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    Metal triangles?

    We're preparing for our trip to Zambia later this year and I've been told the Zambian traffic ordinances require metal triangles to be carried and not the plastic ones common here.

    Has anyone had...
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    Which border crossing?

    Hi, we are travelling to Zambia in June and are still undecided how to cross the border from Botswana. Will be overnighting at Pandamatenga and have booked for the next night at a campsite at Monze...
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    Contact details needed

    Hi, I'm wanting to book accommodation at the Kasembo Guesthouse, near Kasama and hope someone can give me contact details, preferably an email address if possible.
    Thanks so much.
  10. Wow, thanks so much GUnther - awesome information...

    Wow, thanks so much GUnther - awesome information and will be a big help to me in the planning. Great that you also went that time of year.
  11. Thank you Gunther - looking forward to hearing...

    Thank you Gunther - looking forward to hearing from you.
  12. We really don't want to leave anything out, but...

    We really don't want to leave anything out, but our time is limited to 3 weeks to get there and back and see things, so we'll have to plan carefully. Would be interested to hear if folk think that...
  13. Thanks John for that information on the road...

    Thanks John for that information on the road conditions - that's exactly what I was looking for. Interested to hear that you also think 13 days will be pushing it a bit. I think I will have to take...
  14. Thanks Malcolm, your opinions and comments are...

    Thanks Malcolm, your opinions and comments are most appreciated. Not knowing the road conditions it is quite difficult to know if we are fitting too much in to that amount of time. I think I'll maybe...
  15. Thanks for the info and trip report link Malcolm....

    Thanks for the info and trip report link Malcolm. We will not be towing trailers and so I was wondering if you think that might make the road to Ndole Bay a little easier? We're very keen to go there...
  16. Thanks for the helpful info Bertie. Would you...

    Thanks for the helpful info Bertie. Would you perhaps know of any B&B or guesthouse type accommodation between Livingstone and Lusaka. We could perhaps do the border crossing and at least part of the...
  17. One more question I have is regarding the border...

    One more question I have is regarding the border crossing into Zambia. Some of our team are not keen on the ferry crossing at Kasane, due to the high volumes of traffic, and have suggested crossing...
  18. Thanks John, Would really appreciate that...

    Thanks John,
    Would really appreciate that especially as we are going in June/July so weather and road conditions should be similar hopefully. Will look forward to hearing from you.

    Anyone else...
  19. Thanks Eric, I have had a look at Anne and...

    Thanks Eric,
    I have had a look at Anne and Stan's blog but they only visited 2 of the waterfalls so I'm hoping to get information about others. Also I'd like info on other possible options for...
  20. Help needed with Northern Zambia trip planning

    We are planning a trip to the northern areas of Zambia in June/July 2016 and would love advice from anyone who has visited or knows the areas.
    Rough itinerary is as follows:

    Starting from Mkushi,...
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    We did Chobe, Savuti, Moremi in October last year...

    We did Chobe, Savuti, Moremi in October last year and it was extremely hot - over 40C most days. Game viewing is poor in the midday heat so mostly this time is spent back in camp trying to keep cool...
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    I would definitely do 2 nights at Nxai Pan so you...

    I would definitely do 2 nights at Nxai Pan so you have time to do some game viewing and also visit Baines' Baobabs. From Nxai you could go to Maun and on to Third Bridge or Xakanaxa for a couple of...
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    You could also do Cape Town - Kgalagadi - Caprivi...

    You could also do Cape Town - Kgalagadi - Caprivi (travel via Ghanzi, Susuwe and exit Botswana at Mohembo) - Livingstone with stops at Ngepi (wonderful chilled place to visit) and Nambwa in the...
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    Wonderful photos. You really captured that wild...

    Wonderful photos. You really captured that wild empty spirit of Botswana. We also loved the open spaces and lack of people. Saw a lot of wildlife in Moremi and Chobe, but a lot less in Savuti, Nxai...
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    It was badly damaged during flooding in Feb/Mar...

    It was badly damaged during flooding in Feb/Mar this year. We were told they would not be rebuilding it.
  26. We were not told anything about this when we...

    We were not told anything about this when we entered at Sidudu, nor at Ihaha. Why should people who are staying in the park be restricted because others. many of whom are staying outside the park,...
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    When we were there in April, we wanted to do the...

    When we were there in April, we wanted to do the tree top walk, but it was closed due to the flood damage. Not sure if it has been rebuilt. We were very disappointed.
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    Wear closed shoes at night to avoid being stung...

    Wear closed shoes at night to avoid being stung by scorpions, if you are in a ground tent always keep the door zipped up, apart from that relax and enjoy your trip. My husband was stung recently by a...
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    Just an update to this post for those interested....

    Just an update to this post for those interested. Went through Martin's Drift on Sept 13th and were asked if we had Tomatoes, Apples or Bananas. The other two vehicles with us were not asked at all,...
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    My mistake - I realised it was actually a Nissan...

    My mistake - I realised it was actually a Nissan X-Trail, not a Patrol!
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    Ben, I can only give advice about Mapungubwe. We...

    Ben, I can only give advice about Mapungubwe. We stayed there in April this year and absolutely loved it. Animal life is nothing like Kruger or the Bots parks, but still there to see, but the scenery...
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    I would definitely not drive at night in Botswana...

    I would definitely not drive at night in Botswana - even during the day the roads are dangerous with animals, potholes, heavies and other cars (who are also dodging potholes). Passing was a real...
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    Just back from Bots - we took two spares - one...

    Just back from Bots - we took two spares - one the normal spare and the other a spare tyre without hub which we lashed on the roof rack. Fortunately we had no punctures or tyre damage. Travelling...
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    Paul, I already gave you some tips on my thread...

    Paul, I already gave you some tips on my thread but forgot to say we put our mattresses in the middle of the tent and packed our bags etc round the edges at night so that should anything come...
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    Hi Paul, Yes we had a Howling moon Diablo quick...

    Hi Paul,
    Yes we had a Howling moon Diablo quick up tent and another couple had an Oztent. 3rd couple used a RTT.

    We didn't feel unsafe in the ground tents though we were quite apprehensive before...
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