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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    Yes that is the other point.

    If travelling remotely north of our borders, choose a tyre size that is the most commonly used so that you can replace a damaged tyre even in the back of beyond. Often...
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    Re: Stopover outside CKGR

    We have done Khama to CKGR (Sunday Pan or Kori Pan campsites) on multiple occasions with no great strain Malcolm. Make a reasonably early morning start to make time your friend.

    If you have no...
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    I forgot to mention that in my opinion my tyre pressure monitors have prevented me from wrecking tyres by providing timely warnings of a puncture before the side walls are wrecked. It surprises me...
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    Re: Puncture repairs

    When traveling in the wild far away from help, it certainly helps to develop good habits such as wearing gloves when working with your hands. Many of us do not have the calloused hands of those that...
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    Re: One or two spare wheels for Botswana

    Because of some slightly sarcastic responses I feel the need to add my two cents :-*.

    If going remote and solo carry 2 full spares. I have had two nasty sidewall tears in CKGR and I think Piper...
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    Re: First Botswana self drive

    Here I would spend one night at South Camp in Nxai Pan and the second night at Baines Baobabs on the way out of the park.
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    Re: First Botswana self drive

    "Fully Catered boat /Mokoro Excursion ( Okavango Delta) on the 8th and 9th".

    I would rather do that from Third Bridge where there is a nearby boat station. And I would rather do the trip on a...
  8. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Thanks again for a wonderful instalment and video. These evoked so much nostalgia!!!::)
    The longing to get out and about into Africa is becoming agonizing.
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    Thank you. This post has the best description I can recall, of the "05 road" northwards from South Luangwa, up the escarpment, to the Great North Road.
  10. Re: Pajero Sport vs Pajero: why the big price difference?

    Tony, although I am by no means a vehicle fundi, I really think you have made a very sound choice.

    During a 55,000km East African trip 10 years ago, our constant coming and going travel companion...
  11. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Bud and Mary back on the road after quarantining near Kasane and now in Zambia at Liuwa Plains.
  12. Re: 10 days in Malawi - what would you do?

    I agree 100% and have done a similar dosing for bilharzia prophylaxis. It seems ridiculous to visit Malawi and avoid swimming in the lake because of the risk of bilharzia. Anywhere along the...
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    WW, Bud and Mary are busy quarantining in Kasane having tested positive for Covid when hoping to cross into Zambia. Previously fully vaccinated and apparently not too ill at all.
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    Re: Tanzania 2021 Trip Report

    Thank you for the helpful feedback!
  15. Re: Overland through the SAHARA (Europe to Cameroon) in 1988

    A fascinating report, thank you so much Walter. Will continue to follow keenly!
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    Re: Tanzania 2021 Trip Report

    Thank you very much for taking the trouble to report on your trip. The report brings back vivid memories.
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    Re: Khawi, Savuti, Chobe trip report

    Thank you for taking the trouble to share your wonderful trip with us.
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    Re: LC79 series replacement rear bumper

    I have had first an Onca and then a Gobi X rear bumper and double spare wheel swing carrier. My preference is for the Gobi X product although both are good.
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    Can I join the queue?
  20. Re: My Cookshack - Barbeque Area now complete Correction

    Thanks for posting and well done Mike.

    At our age it is a problem learning new techniques but even a bigger problem is remembering what you learnt, for the next time it is needed.
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    Re: Matusadona September 21 report

    And well done to you Mike, for keeping your finger on the pulse. I love Matusadona and think it should form part of more Zimbabwe itineraries.
  22. Re: TRIP REPORT: Cape Town to Kruger and back on some roads less travelled.

    Indeed, would love to cross paths and chew the fat a bit!

    Thank you for the very positive input.
  23. Re: TRIP REPORT: Cape Town to Kruger and back on some roads less travelled.

    Pedro just to affirm that this report is most enjoyable and well worth the trouble you are taking over it. Thank you. Wish more would find the energy to share their experiences in one form or the...
  24. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Fantastic Caldriver, I think you have got your timing dead-right.

    Please spoil this forum with regular updates of all the interesting experiences to which you will be fortunate enough to be...
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Thanks Andy, these updates on old favorites are invaluable.
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    Re: Route from Morgans Bay into Natal

    If going to KZN from the coastal Eastern Cape, I always have, and will continue to take the N2 via Mthatha. The very wise words of advice from those in the know as posted earlier on this thread, need...
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    Re: Trip Update, we are in Botswana

    Bud, people vary, but most sensible people would advise avoiding any shenanigans to pay lesser fines. This is simple bribery and corruption in many cases and is not the way people would behave back...
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    Re: Trip Update, we are in Botswana

    Hi Bud and Mary. You can buy graphite powder in puffer bottles for the locks. Lubricates very well without gumming up with dust. Can get it from most locksmiths. We even lubricate our camping zips...
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    Re: Namaqua Flower Hike report

    Thanks for reporting Merwe. Looks very appealing and this sort of enterprising tourism warrants further support.
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    Re: Elizabeth Bay "Ghost" Town Visit

    Over the years and beginning some years ago, we have visited all three sites and enjoyed all three. The guided self-drive tour through Kolmanskop is very interesting but quite touristy as mentioned...
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    Dave please continue informing us of new reports. Very interesting and beautifully written.
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    Re: LEOPARD scare at CKKOR02

    I am confident of the statement that the predatory big cats are aware of our human presence, long before we are even remotely aware of them. Also that if they so chose, there would be very many more...
  33. Re: A trip report of our travels around South Africa during Aug - Sept 21

    Yes Mike I agree, the farm Papkuilsfontein with its lovely stone cottages and camping with beautiful flowering bulbs and also a great farm-style restaurant, is truly one of the highlights of flower...
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    I think Kali has different priorities and tolerances to ourselves. We have no problems with rustic camping.

    I hope there will be a more detailed report forthcoming in due course?
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    Re: Kruger adventure 2021 July/August

    Johan, could not agree more. As much as we enjoy the really wild and isolated African wilderness areas, so that does not preclude our enjoyment of the busier South African parks such as Kruger and...
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