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  1. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-55674139
  2. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    It sounds like the doctor had been vaccinated, but his family who accompanied him on this trip, had not necessarily been vaccinated. And had the other members of his trip been vaccinated?

    Being...
  3. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Asante sana, Caldriver. I think this Reuters report will hit all the press tomorrow. A long-awaited about-turn by Magfuli - albeit his statement drafted with a lot of face-saving...

    Probably, the...
  4. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Thank you, Caldriver, for finding that blog. I miss the Africa Overland Network for access to overlandersí blogs.

    I see that Catch the Wind ended up spending nearly a year in Zambia in Covid...
  5. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Yes, thatís true that the Ethiopian border was closed because of the troubles in Tigray, but many borders have been closed for long periods due to Covid. They seem to have left their vehicle in...
  6. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Luckily, I donít have experience of South African hospitals. I worded my comment carefully.
  7. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Iím afraid I donít know what his name was. We were in Pemba MOZ in late November 2014.
  8. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Thank you, Caldriver, for this link to these extraordinary - and lucky - overlanders who set out on a difficult trip during a pandemic. I think it was foolhardy. They did seem surprised that their...
  9. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Having dealt with two cremations in the sophisticated country of Kenya, it is not for the faint-hearted. It will more often than not be in a Hindu crematorium - sometimes on the open pyre and...
  10. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    In one of my posts on another of your threads, I recommended that you went to the Northern Cape in South Africa for the world-famous flowering of the veldt after the spring rains in August and...
  11. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    The Tanzanian President, John Magfuli, is in complete denial about COVID-19 - and has been for nearly a year. According to him, there is no Covid in Tanzania...

    According to him, prayer,...
  12. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Of course every overlander should think and discuss the worst case scenario, but I think, in reality, very few do. Itís not such a big issue for the South Africans overlanding in the rest of their...
  13. Re: Comprehensive Zambia Self-drive Guide Book

    I would recommend selling them at places overlanders stop. Such as:

    Kapishya Hot Springs
    Mutinondo Wilderness
    Forest Inn
    Fringilla Farm
    Pioneer Lodge
    Eureka
    Maramba River Lodge
    and various...
  14. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    There are overlanders back on their travels in this difficult COVID-19 world. Here is the link to one of them. https://travelsouthbound.de/ The translate button works very well.

    And, I...
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    Re: Angola for beginners...

    As long as Bushboy is not planning on the infamous Doodsakker, then most of Angola is accessible towing. Not that we have any experience of towing.

    He might find some of our route from Ruacana to...
  16. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    Safari njema is the Swahili equivalent of bon voyage or bonne route. Safari means journey and njema means good/well.

    Please do not post your Basecamp interpretation of our Uganda travels on our...
  17. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Whilst I have no qualms about dying in ďsome corner of a foreign fieldĒ, I really donít want to be the one left dealing with the situation if I am the one left behind. I am certain I could deal with...
  18. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    Unfortunately, it happens all too often on this forum when people ask numerous questions - and get an inordinate amount of help - only to be never heard from again. It is very exasperating and...
  19. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    For those who have never had to deal with a government or private hospital in Africa, I can tell you just getting to see a doctor is a stressful experience. You have to pay a lot of the fees upfront...
  20. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Thank you, Caldriver, for starting this thread.

    I am desperate to get to Kenya to see my family - I havenít seen any of my immediate family for 18 months. We are firmly in lockdown here in the UK...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    That sounds like a sensible plan to not burn your boats at home. As I said before, I donít think it is looking good for overlanding in Africa (or anywhere else for that matter) in 2021. The WHO is...
  22. Re: Self drives in the Rwanda parks without a guide?

    You might like to read Stan Weakleyís Rwandan trip report. Please note that the road along Lake Kivu which was under construction when Stan visited in 2015 is now finished and from Google Earth it...
  23. Re: Self drives in the Rwanda parks without a guide?

    And another thing. If you wanted to go on a walk with a guide in Nyungwe on your own and not with a group of others, then I am sure you could request a private guided walk. The rangers/guides will be...
  24. Re: Self drives in the Rwanda parks without a guide?

    Hi Bud

    There is no need to take a guide in Akagera National Park. You are allowed to self-drive. It is a park for driving around although they may well conduct walking safaris with an armed...
  25. Re: Self drives in the Rwanda parks without a guide?

    You seem to have hit on some hiking companyís website where they are promoting their walking tours in Rwanda. You need to get the Bradt guide to Rwanda.

    Here is the website for African Parks, a...
  26. Re: Self drives in the Rwanda parks without a guide?

    Rwanda is called the Land of a Thousand Hills.

    There is only one savannah game park as you imagine game parks to be - Akagera where it is perfectly possible to self-drive. It is perfectly nice,...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Thanks, John. Quite different to the Selous, Katavi, Serengeti, Meru, Shaba, Marsabit, Sibiloi, Kafue, Liuwa, Mana, Moremi, CKGR etc. Just saying so long as Bud knows.
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Thatís very interesting, Tedx2. Thank you. I wonder how you dealt with refuelling for 37 consecutive days in Kgalagadi?
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    Re: Zambia Visa

    What country you are in when a Carnet extension is needed has to be thought through very carefully.

    For example, if a UK registered vehicle is in one of the SADC countries when a renewal is...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    I wonder if you have read the excerpts from our blog (in most country sections) of our 35,000 mile trip from the UK to Cape Town and back to Kenya? They might give you some ideas on how to see East...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Bud

    I am sure you won’t be surprised that I have a number of comments. Well, you did ask...



    I am wondering why you aren’t heading north to East Africa after your time in Zambia in...
  32. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    No, we don’t use any other purification after it has been through the filter. Sometimes, we will boil it in addition - particularly if we have others travelling with us who are of a more sensitive...
  33. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    Tony Weaver and TRON seem to have survived for many years on a diet of Aqua Salveo.

    If in doubt about drinking water, just boil it.

    Or drink beer... or bottled soft drinks (known as “sodas” in...
  34. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    Bud

    The inline purification water system we have is the first one on the webpage. The basic version. We carry one extra canister with us.

    Filtering, purification and boiling water will pretty...
  35. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    I am intrigued by Tronís comment regarding water out of rivers and streams.

    It might be the case in South Africa, but river water is not to be recommended. You just have to look at whatís...
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