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    Re: How are you managing photo libraries?

    Thank you - this is great!

    As you say - big job - one of those which gets shunted to the "wag-'n-bietjie" pile...

    Yes - we're aiming to get them all into Lightroom - apparently the migration...
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    How are you managing photo libraries?

    We have (through ignorance, lack of holistic planning, and Apple's decision to abandon Aperture) accumulated multiple libraries of photos, scattered between several laptop hard drives and several...
  3. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    Good point re insurance - didn't occur to me because we have worldwide insurance all the time (and yes - it does cover Covid-19).

    The ethical point is also a good one. We are restricted here...
  4. Re: Covid and extended overlanding, what will make you feel good enough to go?

    I wrote this before reading the other responses and find (now that I've read them) that these views are much the same:

    1) Permission - no point in planning to travel somewhere if you can't enter...
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Great points, in particular I echo the comment re the Great Zimbabwe, and add that you could also go to Mapungubwe where you can visit the Royal Palace on a game walk.
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    Yes, it was June, although it wasn't particularly wet.
  7. Re: David (Evoque) rescuing Goliath (Land Cruiser bakkie)

    Good work! I'm reminded of my rescuing a Land Rover, a Bakkie, and another vehicle from a river bed in Botswana, in my.................. Peugeot 304 (rented).
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    Re: 22 months/13 countries, needs check

    I know there's a discussion on another thread somewhere, so perhaps it's one of yours and I'm repeating comments. Anyway - the route from Lukulu to Liuwa may not be a good option. We failed to find a...
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    Re: How are you documenting your travels?

    1. What editing software should I get for video/photos in order to be able to produce a short video? iMovie works for us.
    2. What software to use to document, save and give brief descriptions to...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    PS - my guess was wrong : (
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    Clarity - excellent!

    I wonder whether you can do carnet/TIP runs, like visas runs - leave for a day after 6 months and come back?
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    I wish...

    We have double the population of Australia and we have had 17,500 fatalities in the same period... : )

    We may both be vaccinated by December this year...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    Anyone talking to the AA of Kenya, if she's still there (she went on Maternity leave in 2017 but should be back) she's the one who really knows how to handle carnets (issue, extension, changing from...
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    Re: 20-year old 80 Cruiser -longevity?

    We had a 1997 series 80 - great vehicle, very capable and comfortable. Our experience was that most Toyota dealers really didn't want to have anything to do with an older vehicle. If we needed parts...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    I poked around a bit and found this - "For vehicles that are registered in the SACU, the East African Community do allow temporary import without a Carnet de passage."...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    Yes, certainty tends to be in short supply in Africa. When I looked at the website it leads you to each country, with details of the carnet, conditions for that country, and for Tanzania it gives two...
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    PS: it occurred to me to add that we stayed a few days on the southbound leg, and a little less than 6 weeks northbound.
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    Re: SA vehicle in Tanzania - how long?

    A carnet is valid for 12 months, and can (for some countries of registration) be extended for another 12 months. We cannot extend for our vehicle, however did extend ours for a European-registered...
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    Re: Battery lifespan question

    1) Lifespan - batteries now have far shorter lifespan than they did 20 years ago it seems. Ours died after 4 years (Montero OE).

    2) I suggest that you should either:

    - replace it when it dies...
  20. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    Have a look at https://unochoenafrica.blogspot.com/2017/07/barotseland-grandiose-land-una-tierra.html for Liuwa Plains and the subsequent posts for McBrides', Kasanka, etc. For Nyika Plateau see...
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    One of my colleagues in Botswana, a long time ago now, had driven his 2CV from Belgium. He told me that one of the advantages was that whenever there was a really difficult bit of road, the locals...
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    Re: Zambia Visa

    Thanks for sharing.

    re the carnet - it's valid for 12 months, and some (home) countries allow you to extend for another 12 (we're allowed only one 12 month period). Now, you can get a new carnet...
  23. Re: How to spend 30 days in Nov, Kafue/Liuwa/Kasanka.

    It may not be helpful, however we planned to travel from Liuwa Plains to Kasanka via Lukulu in 2017. We failed...

    We tried the route which people in Mongu told us was the way - which crosses the...
  24. Re: 2003 Colt 2,8 Tdi Loud Knocking Sound After New Head Cylinder Replaced

    I'm not familiar with the engine, and it's been a long time since I was paid to fix cars, however...

    It seems to me that it's highly unlikely that the fuel pump is the problem, given that it was...
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    Thanks, I'll try joining and see whether I'm accepted.
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    So, I thought I'd look at the Facebook Overlanding Africa group. I see that there are two - one has 2.4K members, the other has 7.2K members. Which one is better?
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    Re: Camping at Augrabies or Kameeldoring?

    Can't really help since we haven't camped at both. However we had no problems at Augrabies - enjoyed the site. This was in 2017, so could be a lot different now, I guess.
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    Re: Deciding on what tyre to purchase

    Our experience in the last decade (all ATs):

    Dunlop Grandtrek - good balance highway offroad,
    Pirelli Scorpion - also a good balance
    Geolandar - best of these three, kept these on our main...
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    Re: Moremi advice please

    3rd Bridge, as others note, is well-positioned to explore the area in all directions. Also, although this may have changed, if you ask about the fixed tents they are (or were) priced so that they're...
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    Re: Moremi advice please

    I agree that 3rd Bridge is an excellent base for Moremi, you could stay 2 or 3 nights there, then a night (maybe 2) at Khwai, then the rest at Savuti.
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    You might find it useful to have a look at https://unochoenafrica.blogspot.com (posts are mostly in both English and Spanish - alternating paragraphs). Tanzania and Zambia posts (southbound) are in...
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    re Serengeti - you can follow the wildebeest migration at https://www.expertafrica.com/tanzania/info/serengeti-wildebeest-migration . We were at the Mara River in August; we adjusted our route...
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    Re: 7 Month Southern/East African Trip Zambia

    Replied on the other thread.
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    Re: To Serengeti via Zambia

    On our last trip we travelled southbound through Zambia in March (simply A to B to get to RSA to maximise the time on our RSA visa), and returned, spending a month from mid-June to mid-July. This...
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    Re: Overland Cape Town to Cairo

    I echo the thought that things are not going to be great for another 6-9 months, or more in terms of the pandemic.

    As plans evolve, happy to offer thoughts and suggestions. We're reasonably...
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