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

    Actually, this doctor (and two members of his family, who were with him in Namibia) developed the symptoms a few days aftet their return. He was vaccinated (second shot) in January.

    There is no...
  2. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Just as a coincidental anecdote:
    The first case of South African variant of covid-19 has just been confirmed in my country. The "importer" was a medical doctor, who has just returned from his...
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    Re: Trip Report - Etosha/Damaraland

    Agree, those elephant sundown photos at Olifantsrus are stunning!
  4. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    Bud3, your current plans look amazing!

    Please, please, please, report back to the forum once you've done it.
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    Re: Camping near Sesfontein

    We stayed at the Khowarib Community Campsite and liked it very much. It sits on the edge of the cliff, high above Khowarib river, overlooking one of its bends and a lush green river bed. As Erich...
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    Re: Camping accommodation near Ondangwa/Eenhana

    As JLK said, Eenhana to Rundu is an excellent road all the way, mostly brand new tar. The first few pictures in this blog entry can give you an impression of how it looks:...
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    Re: ZIM trip report in early DEC 2020

    Thanks for this report. Although things change from day to day, it is good to know that some things went on the normal course while you were there. Hoping still to be able to do my Zim trip in August.
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    Indeed, Peter, that is one of the many quirk signs at the approach track toward the infamous Ngepi camp near Divundu.
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  9. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    It's all a matter of taste and preference, but in case you can't get pontoon campsite #1 in Kasanka, campsites #2 and #3 are right next to it and I don't think they are any inferior to #1. We stayed...
  10. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    Oh, and one thing that I've forgot to mention:


    In Chirundu, you have an excellent new Shoprite mall, which is very well stocked. Might be useful, coming from Zimbabwe, giving you the opportunity...
  11. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    For Kafue, I would say no, no reservations needed (except for Busanga). But Liuwa might be a different issue. We visited in August and were struggling to get free spots at Kwale and Katoyana...
  12. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    Bud,

    WW's advice and warnings are, as always, spot on. You have chosen an almost perfect time to visit those parts of Zambia - being able to visit Liuwa and Kasanka in November/December has been...
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    Re: Quick trip | Maltehohe Lilies

    Fantastic report, thanks Nys. Those blooming lilies is another one of those Namibian phenomenas that I didn't have a clue about.
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    As has been already said, you won't find any compiled list of campsites for the mentioned countries on this forum. But for Serengeti, you can get very useful info about its special campsites in this...
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    Re: Spring 2021 planning

    2 nights at Linyanti is just about right for such a trip. Its quite a challenge to get there from/to Savuti, so it would be a pitty to use it just for one night stand. But as there is not much of a...
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    Re: Namibia 4x4 Rentals?

    Another vote for Savanna in Namibia. We have rented twice from them, will certainly do it again. You can find some further details here: https://safaribug.wordpress.com/vehicles-used/
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    Re: Lower Zambezi Canoe Safari.

    Canoeing the Zambezi will be one of my never fulfilled dreams. My wife simply doesn't want to hear anything about it. We used to do a lot of canoeing here at home, but when it comes to a hippos and...
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    Re: Booking information:Zambia

    @alannynarce, Topi clearly stated that McBrides is in Kafue:
    "But what we can say about Kafue where we only have been at McBride's Camp ...."
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    I'm also very interested in your overlanding plans, I hope we'll be able to follow your steps once we are retired (and hopefully we'll still be in good shape then).

    You've ben given some excelent...
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    Re: Booking information:Zambia

    I can only vouch for Tron's suggestion about Kafue camps. Not yet been to Mapunga Bush Camp ( on my list for the next visit, to at least get a glimpse of Busanga fame), but Kasabushi and McBrides...
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    Re: Video trip report Kgalagadi March 2020

    Peter, I believe it was a rented vehicle. From Avis Safari, guessing.
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    Re: Video trip report Kgalagadi March 2020

    To paraphrase your closing inscription:

    Thank you JPS for this amazing adventure!
  23. Re: Your advice and tips for the best wildlife sightings

    CalDriver, I would probably subscribe to all of your points, I agree with each and everyone of them. But above all, I would say: don't expect too much, but work hard to get exciting sightings.
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    Re: Mvuu in Lower Zambezi NP to Hook Bridge

    If you leave very early in the morning and if you don't mind a long drive, it's very doable. We did it (almost) twice. Not to Hook Bridge, but to McBrides in NE corner of Kafue, which is even longer...
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    Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Kenya

    I can confirm what WW said about road C103 between Amboseli and Tsavo West. We drove it in January 2018, when it was generally a bit wet (some of the game drives in Amboseli NP were too wet or even...
  26. Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Rwanda and Uganda

    Tedx2, in case you will be in the need to find decent lodging near Moroto, I can recommend the Moroto Hotel, on the outskirt of the town. We intended to drive from Kidepo NP all the way to Sipi Falls...
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    Re: E-visas only from 1 January 2021

    For me personaly, I don't see this as a major step forward, as we (or maybe actually everyone?) could easily obtain Kenyan visa on arival, which certainly is the easiest way possible.

    But I agree...
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    Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Tanzania

    John, it seems that Tanapa website is down, so it's not just you or Australia. Regarding the park fees, the best I could find is this:...
  29. Re: Chartered international flights allowed into chobe

    As it explicitly mentions it's for chartered *international* flights only, I'm pretty sure only international airports qualify. And out of 4 international airports in Botswana, only Maun and Kasane...
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    Re: Gorilla Trekking Uganda or Rwanda?

    I believe very few here (if any at all) have experienced mountain gorilla trekking in both Rwanda and Uganda. And I don't remember anyone in these forums has ever described an unsuccessful trek....
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    Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Zambia

    Alan, Maria was our guide at Mabamba too. Excelent guide and very knowledgeable about birds.
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    Re: How to overland to Zambia 2020?

    Border between Namibia and Zambia is apparently open for leisure travel. These two have recently crossed from Zambia into Namibia at Katima Mulilo. (There's a translate option into English available...
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    Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Zambia

    John, just as thumbs up re Shoebill: if it happens that you will be unsuccessful in Bangweulu, you will still have at least 3 excelent location up your sleeve for it in Uganda. Mabamba swamp, Zawa...
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    Re: Rift Valley lakes under threat

    About a month ago I was seriously planning a trip to Kenya around the New year, which would also include Rift Valley lakes. But then I came across some articles which were describing an alarming...
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    Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Zambia

    We've done this route via M20 twice in 2016 and 2018. Part of it is in quite a miserable state (bad murram road), but still drivable quite OK if you take this part slowly. In any case, I would always...
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