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    Re: Mwanza to kigoma your advice ?

    If I were you, although I havenít driven the section Mwanza to Tabora, I would go Mwanza-Tabora-Kigoma.

    All recent accounts of the road along the Burundi border are of roadworks, diversions etc....
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    Re: Tanzania advice

    There is a lot on this forum about the famous Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti.

    Lobo can only be accessed via the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area when coming from the east.

    Safari njema.
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    Re: Epic Zambia: 2019 Trip

    Tron

    In 2014, the descend down into North Luangwa NP from the Mano gate was nothing untoward. You will be climbing up it. It is nothing compared to the “05” and everything I have read about the...
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    Re: Mwanza to kigoma your advice ?

    It depends where you are going after Kigoma.
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    Re: October November Angola

    I donít know about travelling in Angola in October/November. We went in June which is the only month when all three of the Angolan climatic zones are dry.

    Please see this...
  6. Re: Angola Trip Report: 30 May to 26 June 2018

    Private message sent.
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    Re: October November Angola

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/300860-Angola-Trip-Report-30-May-to-26-June-2018/page2

    See post #34.
  8. Re: Newbies to Zambia: travel times for Kafue and Luiwa

    Slowones

    It isnít a link to a blog, but here is the trip report for Zambia and Namibia on our way south, and then on our way back to Kenya (including Liuwa Plain and Kafue).
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  9. Re: Selous being split into two, part NP, part hunting reserve

    https://fzs.org/en/projects/selous-conservation-project/
    https://www.bernhardgrzimek.de/index-4994#43659

    And please sign this petition (although probably too late as construction of the dam has...
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    Re: Maramba Lodge Zambia

    Maramba River Lodge is a great place to camp or stay a few miles outside Livingstone and within hearing distance of the Victoria Falls. It is very near the town, supermarkets, garages, and...
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    Re: Tanzania advice

    And Udzungwa NP for endemic birds and monkeys. Fabulous mountain park.

    And the Selous Game Reserve before it gets ruined by the dam project.

    And the wonderful Lake Tanganyika: Gombe Stream NP...
  12. Re: Selous being split into two, part NP, part hunting reserve

    The Stieglerís Dam project is, undoubtedly, a catastrophe for the Selous: it also short-sighted.

    Apart from the the environmental damage at the site of the dam and the impacts down river at the...
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    Re: Tanzania advice

    Tarangire is one of the finest parks in Tanzania. And the Serengeti is a once in a life time trip. Also the Ruaha is fabulous too.

    You may well regret it if you didnít visit some of the fabulous...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Thanks for this information about Kisiwa House and Roadtrip Kenya. From the map, it is in Mwitu Estate, Karen.

    The Hub is a huge shopping mall - and where the huge Carrefour supermarket is located...
  15. Re: Newbies to Zambia: travel times for Kafue and Luiwa

    Slowones

    This looks a good trial run for your planned further adventures.

    There are many ways to skin a cat, but this is what I would do:


    I haven’t been to Hwange, but it is near Victoria...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Karibu!

    Day 2: there really isnít anywhere to stay between Nairobi and the Sekanani gate except local hotels in Narok. Ortelius has camped near the Sekanani gate and perhaps that is the best thing...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    It may well have changed with regard to Roadtripkenya and where they base their vehicles. The Airbnb called Kisiwa seems to be Dutch owned, and Roadtripuganda/Kenya is Dutch owned too. Perhaps Chris...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Asante sana, Tony. Very evocative.

    As Douglas Adams might have said (in up-country Swahili), “Kwaheri na asante kwa samaki wote”...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    I think Kisiwa Guesthouse is an Airbnb house in Karen. With the help of a taxi, it ought to be easy to get to Jungle Junction.

    The only thing that Freek needs to be aware of is how long the...
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    Re: Mpika shops

    There are lots of small dukas in Mpika, but no ďsupermarketĒ. A word of warning - they are all closed on a Sunday including those selling SIM cards. As in all small towns all over Africa, you can get...
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    Re: Brief Report - Angola Tour

    Thank you very much njvermaak, for this excellent report. I am very pleased all went well and you had a great time.

    Safari njema!
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Bongo is what everyone dreams of seeing in the wonderful Aberdares. So very rare, elusive and critically endangered. Your chances are next to zero. We have been extremely lucky to see them very late...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Love that intense crouching picture, Tony! One definitely needs to watch oneís back when fishing in the high Aberdares.

    Also a fishing licence needs to be purchased plus the services of a ranger...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Looks good, Freek. I see you are following part of my ďroads less travelledĒ route and visiting the lovely Lake Jipe.

    I donít know Kisiwa Guesthouse in Nairobi. I think Roadtripkenya base their...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Hakuna matata! Just post your planned itinerary and Iíll have a look at it.
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Nyati campsite is a special campsite and needs to be booked beforehand. Special campsites are just pieces of Africa with no facilities, but are for one party only. They will rarely be used in the...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Hi

    Yes, the Aberdares will be fine in September, but remember to take warm clothes.

    The gate you want is the Matubio Gate which is the western gate above Naivasha.

    The public campsite high...
  28. Re: Liuwa Plain - location of new camp & campsite advice please

    Thanks, Webster, I look forward to your trip report. Enjoy and safari njema!

    On post No 5 of this thread, ortelius has posted an excellent visitors information sheet to Liuwa....
  29. Re: Cape Town to Cologne (Germany) - Ambitious, but is it possible?

    Yes, it is possible and some people on this forum have done it (including ourselves but driving from the UK to Cape Town in 2013-2014).

    But the route marked by Karol suggested by Google is NOT...
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    Re: Epupa falls from angolan side?

    The “05” up the Muchinga escarpment in Zambia is tough and tortuous on vehicles. However, to put it all in perspective vis-a-vis SW Angola, the 1,000 metre climb up the Muchinga escarpment takes...
  31. Re: Liuwa Plain - location of new camp & campsite advice please

    The lovely Mimi of African Parks gives good advice.

    I donít know where this new campsite is or the route to this new campsite, but in July 2018 (when the plains were still drying out after the...
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    Re: Self-Drive South Africa to Serengeti

    Of course, the Rwenzoris are in Uganda....
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    Re: Self-Drive South Africa to Serengeti

    It would be very helpful, Grabbing Life, if you could post a short trip report on the forum.

    Wow! Six weeks to Uganda and back again, including a Ruwenzori trek! Did you do the 7/10 day trek and...
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    Re: Zambian Camping Advice

    The camping area at Maramba River Lodge is much smaller than when we first went there in 2014. They have blocked off the part nearest the chalets and ablutions. Fair enough, if you have paid for a...
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    Re: Epupa falls from angolan side?

    I agree with all the comments above.

    You do not have time to even get to Pediva and back in 10 days. Plus there is no guarantee that the track from Oncocua to Pediva is any better than the track...
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