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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    There is now a land-accessed border post between Sudan (Waidi Halfa) and Egypt. Feeds north and southwards. Much simpler than the old ferry. Lots of info out there - Google.
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    As always there is the matter of opinion. Many on this forum totally disagree that independent travel in Africa is not worth the trouble.
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    Re: Third bridge repaired or not

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    A skelm friend in the Delta, now that gets a man thinking. Couple of steps ahead with extra cell phones or ring tones for
    certain takeaways, finding a quiet corner. Why no picture; but when...
  4. Re: Trip report: crossing the DRC by public transport

    Well spotted, thanks for the tip-off.
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    The AASA accepted a guarantee from our bank for our Carnet, it obviously depends if the bank feels you are a reasonable financial risk or not. With us no money needed to be deposited, paid or...
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    I would budget on somewhere between US$ 50-100 for two people per day whilst on the road via East Africa. This would include all the national parks and other expensive detours. Camping mostly.
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    Re: Crockery, Pots & Pans

    We have used (and prefer) stainless steel plates for a long time. I must say that the suggested Smart Space set of pots and pans looks very impressive. Durability, weight and easy packing are...
  8. Re: Advice needed on planning to buy and build a 4X4 for my Bots and Africa trips

    You might well decide to beef up the load capacity of the suspension. My personal experience is that a heavy duty suspension/rear air bags are fine as long as you do not do a suspension lift as well....
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    Re: Lester Michael Pike

    !What a shock, Lester was a little younger than me at school and taught my son some years ago in East London. Were supposed to meet again at a recent old school function.
    Condolences to the whole...
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    Re: Vaccinations and Covid

    Correct, thus far still need tests before entry across border in both directions.
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    Re: 23 day self drive

    You still have about 4 months before you leave on your trip. Could I suggest that you spend most of your free time on your laptop mastering Tracks4Africa and Basecamp? This skill will revolutionize...
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    Re: Zimbabwe border posts open for tourists?

    Moose, please make every effort to give us feedback on how things go in Zim. Good luck and you have my most optimistic wishes.
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    Re: 23 day self drive

    Glad Slowdonkey helped.

    For Serengeti, this I think has the best collection of information on the special campsites: ...
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    Re: A Lion in my Tent - Mabuasehube

    Thank you so much for posting this very illustrative video, it serves its purposes beyond it's sensationalism. This is by no means a unique experience within the greater Kalahari area. What some here...
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    Re: Mt. Kilimanjaro 4X4 climb.

    Not really, the Bale Mountains are in the Ethiopian Highlands and one is well acclimatized to altitude, one does feel a little breathless walking about at 4,300m.

    The 1HZ does indeed cough, sneeze...
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    Re: Mt. Kilimanjaro 4X4 climb.

    Reputedly, the highest drivable road in Africa is in the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia. We drove up to Tullu Dimtu Peak in my Land Cruiser in 2015.

    4,300 meters.
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    Re: The Eastern Cape Thread

    Come say that here......:mad:>:D:-*.
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    Re: Rules Kgalagadi Bots side

    Kudus, this is a direct quote from a Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) official pamphlet on regulations in their national parks, given to us on entering CKGR in 2014. As far...
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    Re: North Luangwa

    Sincerely hope this comes to be. North Luangwa is fantastic.
  20. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Verdammt!

    There is suddenly a dangerous mouse problem in Kaokoland as well! :o :).
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    Fantastic Walther, it is scary being in the poo in the middle of nowhere with no obvious help available.

    This sort of spirit, to promote safer remote travel, is what I value most from this forum.
  22. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Great responses Searcher and Ivan, in my opinion.
  23. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Look, I am thoroughly enjoying this trip report as per an earlier comment. I like your planning for a solo trip into isolated areas. I unfortunately do not understand about the snake bite kit....
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    Re: Ihaha campsites

    Johan, after many visits to Botswana I still rate Ihaha very highly and would never leave it out of my trip. Just be security aware, lock vehicle etc.
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    Very nice description, yes take your time, check your lines with due consideration and pack lots and lots of stones. Good advice on doing van Zyl's without drama. Next time I want to sleep overnight...
  26. Re: Road/grass condition Lekhubu to Piper?

    Good news, have always liked that vicinity, but the campsite........
    I am sure you will keep us in the picture Pat my good lad.
  27. Re: Advice needed on planning to buy and build a 4X4 for my Bots and Africa trips

    As far as I am aware there are other camper/trailers far more popular than the Teardrop. I am not sure why I am posting here as I am no authority on trailers but suppose am entitled to post my...
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    Re: Drinking vessels

    I have been using Atlasware flasks for some years now and am incredibly impressed . This was after I had read a very favorable comparative review in some authoritative magazine or website, I cannot...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    I think this is a Denham's bustard. I think the fairly similar Ludwig's bustard has less black and white blotching on the wings.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Nice stuff Luka. I hope that like myself, you will find bird photography "just another string to your bow" when entertaining yourself when out in the wilds.
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    Re: Air compressor in bonnet

    Agree, works for me for the last +- 10 years.
  32. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Searcher, this is a flippin' nice trip :).
  33. Re: Medical Rescue Insurance when Overlanding

    Well done Ed.
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    In my opinion you coped with that unfortunate compound fracture of your wife's arm very well indeed Ed. Well done, a cool head takes one 90% of the way.

    For those members (usually men) that do not...
  35. Re: Medical Rescue Insurance when Overlanding

    All the above posts are true in their own way.
    Just to clarify a few of the specifics:

    Botswana is a SADC country and a member of our customs union. Almost every South African medical insurance...
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