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  1. Re: Newbies to Zambia: travel times for Kafue and Luiwa

    Depending on where you are exiting Hwange, 2-4 hours should be fine .... We did it in 3 hours from Robins Camp - but then we took it slowly through the park .... The Tarmac road is good
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    Re: Phoenix insurance Zambia

    Took me literally 5 minutes - https://www.phoenixassurancegroup.com/zambia/

    Then printed out the pdf document - will hopefully collect the disc at the border post

    Just for info, I have motor...
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    Re: Phoenix insurance Zambia

    Thanks for the Thread guys ... I too fear I might hae left it too late - but will go on line to purchase my insurance now.

    AMOLKARNIK - I might see you at Kazungula on Saturday - I am picking my...
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    Re: 2 year solo 4x4 africa exploration

    Greetings SMCS

    congrats and well done!! ... loving all the advice and comments generated by your thread

    Your vehicle Looks like my Rikwama's twin (Swahili for "can't get stuck" ...!) ... apart...
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    Re: Tailgater tire table.

    I saw one of these units at OUTDOOR JUNKIES in Landsdowne rd area in CT

    Their phone no is 021 696 3921
  6. Thread: Roof top tent

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    Re: Roof top tent

    Yes ...RTT's are a challenge if you want to go for an early morning game drive .... but it comes down to your mindset ...

    If you go to the gym early in the morning when at home, then consider...
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    TIP Botswana ... request for info

    Greetings all

    Not having Facebook has finally caught up with me... apparently there is a very good group called "DriveBots" which might be able to help me with following info. Would appreciate any...
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    Re: Okavango / Khwai water levels 2019

    Just back from Zambezi area and Chobe ... accounts from locals are that the rivers are the lowest on record... whilst the Kwando and Kavango rivers were flowing quite nicely they were also reported...
  9. Re: What did you accidentally bring back after a camping trip?

    Got back last night from 3 weeks in the Caprivi / Chobe area ... mostly bush camping ... woke up this morning with the squirts (apologies for the graphic terminology) ... rather at home than in the...
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    Re: Parks to visit in Caprivi strip

    That's the one

    Sent from my SM-G935F using SA 4x4 Community Forum mobile app
  11. Re: Recommended alternative to Nunda River Lodge?

    I am currently at Nunda office and have spoken to the ladies here .... depending on dates they will try to sort something out for you ...

    Please contact Ana at [email protected] ... they...
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    Re: Parks to visit in Caprivi strip

    We have just spent 2 days in Mahango park ... delightful place with all of the above seen. Birds are incredible.

    Once you enter the gate (Yes there is a fee ... unless you choose to not pay and...
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    Re: Zambia border crossing requirements

    Asante Sana Wawili ... appreciate the response ... all your points make it so much MORE compelling, and some planning will help ... even if just kidogo

    True to form we have a NEW plan ... NO ......
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    Re: Khwai Safari Grounds

    In October We found a new place ... approx 1 km over the bridge on the RHS travelling from East to West (Just before you turn left to go to the airstrip)

    Mbudi Camp ... they have 2 or 3 camping...
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    Re: Feul cards in Namibia

    We paid for fuel via debit card in Solitaire last week .... no issue
  16. MediaRelease: Re: Etosha: Taking meat out the Namutoni Gate - Going up North

    We exited through Namutoni gate 2 days ago, resigned ourselves to having to go vegetarian that night .... at 6pm I think the officials were either too tired or forgot to ask if we had meat ... I...
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    Zambia border crossing requirements

    Greetings all

    This is going to sound either extremely weird and irresponsible or "that's a dream way to travel"

    Long story short ... left Cape Town 1st May (fully self sufficient LC 79 SC) with...
  18. Re: Help request - Accommodation for 15 persons Wild Coast - September school holiday

    Seagulls (next to Trennerys) has recently been lovingly renovated and is new owner run. He takes a lot of pride in his establishment. I will send you the owners direct email address to you via pm....
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    Re: Greetings from the UAE

    Welcome Nightjar ... enjoy the desert whilst you have the opportunity, I spent 8 years there and some of my best memories are camping in the dunes ... also spent some time in the Empty Quater. A...
  20. Thread: DIY Roof Rack

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    Re: DIY Roof Rack

    Hi Cruiser

    Would be keen to see how you progress... I am considering building one as well with 25mm Alu Sq tubing, with support struts and Chequer plate for the base. The issue I have is finding...
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    Re: That one indispensable camping nic nac

    Now WHERE does one buy those??

    If I could get a supply of those my camping credits would go up ten fold!!.... Us guys cab pee in a bottle but the poor ladies need to clamber down the ladder into...
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    Fridge Specials

    Takealot have some really good specials today on Snomaster

    I bought the 65l low profile BEFORE black friday for R7,200... Today it is at R6,900.... (Incidentally ON Black Friday it was R8xxx...
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    Re: Baviaans at the moment - Closed

    More rain means one of two things - CLOSED or EXCITEMENT ....

    Am planning to go through Baviaans next week - Week of 18th Feb - would welcome any updates as well please
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    Re: Is Kimberley worth a visit?

    De Beers' Dronfield Nature reserve just outside Kimberly have some lovely self catering cottages and great bird life... Well worth a visit
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    Re: Stop-over between Maun and Savuti

    Saguni Camp
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    Re: Stop-over between Maun and Savuti

    Greetings … We arrived in Khwai from Mwandi View (hour West of Kasane) around 5.30 in the evening early October thinking we would have to go all the way to the village, get a camp site allocate then...
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    Re: Fuel between Maun and Kasane

    Confirm no fuel in Khwai (unless you can buy some from a lodge @ 50% premium)..., we traveled from Kasane through Savuti... 5 days in Khwai and onto Maun... Used at least 180L... Road through Savuti...
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    Re: Camping near Tsabong

    We did Mbua to Upington via Bokspits in one day in Oct*this year. The road between Bokspits and Tshabong is excellent with very little traffic (in 3 hours we saw 2 vehicles!)... Between Mbua and...
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    Zimbabwe ~ interesting self reflection

    Was Rhodesia's Ian Smith right - African rule will lower the country's standards?

    by Tendai Ruben Mbofana

    As my dear wife Tinta and I were taking a stroll in our neighbourhood - which used to...
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    Re: 4x4 what have you learned ?

    Agree with all your points.

    However ... pray tell ..."4) Do not drive where the sand is wet, just don't. " ... please expand.

    Are you refering to MUD ... or WET DESERT / BEACH SAND .... and...
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    Re: Confiscation of 4x4 by Zim Customs officials

    It makes me sad when I hear people lambast Zim and give a totally wrong impression

    We were there is Sept and went through 12 Road blocks in 3 weeks ... only one stopped us and they were very...
  32. Re: Info about fuel shortages in Zimbabwe (The Truth)

    Just "landed" in Cape Town today after 6 week trip through Zim and Bots. Confirm shortage of both cash and fuel in Zim ... advice as per above ... try to fill up where ever you find fuel ... Carry...
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    Police Clearance - Zimbabwe

    Greetings - Have seen several mentions regarding POLICE CLEARANCE requirements before entering Zim. Advice and clarity please for those having recently traveled there.

    Planning to spend roughly 3...
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    Re: Zimbabwe camping

    Greetings Gwone.

    Will be following the thread with interest, however we do not have the luxury of time and planning ... Got a late invite to join some folks in Mana Pools in mid Sept - Depart CT...
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    Re: Mana Pools and Hwange in November

    Going to Mana in Sept from CT. No fixed plans thereafter but Hwange Def on the radar
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