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    Re: 3 week Sept trip report

    Thanks for the interesting report Paul and Derryn. Some very sobering observations concerning the drought, let's all hope the rains this year are good.
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    Re: Zimparks booking nightmare.

    Thanks Terry.
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    Re: Johannesburg to zanzibar

    For information on places to camp on the road have a look at http://ioverlander.com/. This site also has plenty of logistical info.

    The other indispensable aid is the Tracks4Africa GPS programme....
  4. Thread: Kgalagadi

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    Re: Kgalagadi

    .........and if I remember correcty took about 6 hours minimum.

    My problem with heavily utilized, unsurfaced roads is that they deteriorate so rapidly and require regular grading and expensive...
  5. Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Excellent sharing and great videos. Much appreciated!
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    Re: Chizarira Nat Park developements

    Thanks Savuti, that will be fantastic. It does not feel good to nag like an old man with wet broeks:).
  7. Re: Feedback on trips that have been enjoyed

    Mike, thank goodness you farmed with children:).

    I must say that you have been exceptionally diligent in keeping this forum up to date on positive developements in the parks in Zimbabwe. If only...
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    Re: Chizarira Nat Park developements

    Thanks for the update. Apparently they are having good rains in Zim right now.
    I can't wait to visit these lovely places in Zimbabwe again and wish someone would post a detailed trip report:).
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    Re: Zebra migration Makgadigadi

    In late February your best chance of encountering the zebra migration in the greater Makgadigadi area, is out on the plains of the Makgadigadi National Park. Here you can camp at Tree Island or Njuca...
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    Re: South Luangwa Boating Emerald

    Perhaps there is a huge gap in my knowledge, but I am not aware of any boat safaris on the Luangwa River.
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    Re: Recovery and spares kit

    Rob, I think that for accurate advice you need to tell us what vehicle you drive and how far off the beaten track you intend to venture. Also some detail on what modifications and additions you...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    You need to understand - as in the advert - "not to be tried at home" or rather....... by those without the neccessary insight or experience.

    I would hate to see the average, inexperienced...
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    Re: Kruger Park to Mana pools

    A viable alternative from Kruger's Pafuri Gate is to go via Beit Bridge. Things on the Zimbabwe side are much improved. In this forum, in the Zimbabwe section, there are contact details for a tourism...
  14. Re: Too many tourists threatening Serengeti ecosystem?

    Thank you for your "insider" perspective 2.8i rocks.

    My perspective is perhaps different, as is the case of most of those that have contributed to this thread so far, although I cannot purport to...
  15. Re: Too many tourists threatening Serengeti ecosystem?

    No doubt that the control of vehicles at the Mara River migration crossing points on the Mara Triangle side is far better than in the Maasai Mara itself and in Serengeti in Tanzania.

    Overcrowding...
  16. Too many tourists threatening Serengeti ecosystem?

    My interest was piqued by this article in this South African on-line news site - https://www.traveller24.com/Explore/Bush/the-serengeti-is-straining-under-overtourism-20191108-2

    Particularly...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Unfortunately Vector has misinterpreted Jan's jocular approach to the close elephant encounters. I know Jan's bush behaviour ethics and am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt completely.
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  18. Re: Zambia trip report part 1.....part 2 in progress.

    Thanks for posting. I have actually already been following your blog.
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    Re: Baster voetpad pass 9 november 2019

    Thank you for sharing.
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    Re: Mana Pools - Dick Pitman's views

    Thanks Mike. A thought-provoking article from an author with great insight.
  21. Re: Another Gonarezhou upgrade - Starbeds

    Thanks Mike, looks great. Good things happening at Gonarezhou.
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    I think that most of us interacting with wild animals in their habitat, realize we are doing so on the animal's terms.
  23. Re: Vetgat Toere 2019 - The Absent Friends Toere

    Keith and co, its good to have "The Tight Apertures'' back and am looking forward to the stories!
    To your Absent Friends, I am sure they would have loved to be there.
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    Re: Campingtrip Kenya

    Thanks for the timely reminder. Feeling free to post on this forum, even as a beginner, is indeed the other side of the coin.
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    Re: Campingtrip Kenya

    Whilst we are having a bit of a family squabble :), allow me to air my reservations concerning information shared only as Personal Messages (PMs). My own personal bias is to prefer to share...
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    Re: Uganda Selfdrive Trip '19

    Dank je wel :).

    Please keep it coming.
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    Re: Campingtrip Kenya

    svn, the disgruntled responses are certainly not specifically directed at you. Hopefully they will make an impression on forum members looking for future advice. It cannot all be "take", there must...
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    Re: Campingtrip Kenya

    In support of Wazungu, it is better to complain a little than decide to stay away from giving advice altogether.
    It is truely frustrating when promises and obligations of feedback are cast aside...
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    Re: Draft Itinerary for Comment

    Adrian, I actually waited for our resident Kenyan enthusiast and expert W.W. to comment and entirely endorse her advice.

    Castle Forest Lodge is lovely, set on the forest outskirts of the Mt Kenya...
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    Re: Chizarira Nat Park developements

    This news is most heartening and thank you for bringing it to our attention.

    We stayed at both Matusadona and Chizarira about 9 years ago when driving between Mana Pools and Hwange on the...
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    Re: Mwanza to kigoma your advice ?

    Operating at full strength and Chris and Louise are thriving.

    https://lakeshoretz.com/
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    Re: Beware through Umtata

    Hey friend Craig, you are showing concern about driving through Umtata, but are quite happy to drive Transkei roads after dark?

    The many stray animals on the roads, often impossible to see against...
  33. Re: Entering South Africa from Namibia at Mata Mata

    They are perfectly happy for you to clear South African customs and immigration when you reach Tweerivieren, no need for a special trip. The delay does not matter.
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    It depends on what you classify as overland travel. To concurr with Tony that the only vehicle spares you will find in isolated Africa are those for Toyota, allow me to quote from personal...
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    Re: Yet another Hwange question...

    Plans look good but get on and do your bookings. Please provide feedback and any subsequent trip report for others to make us of, would be most welcome.
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