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    Re: Western circuit

    And at Forest Inn, Zambia the chance to see the very rare Lord Derby’s Anomalure. I bet many wildlife enthusiasts have never heard of it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomalure
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    Re: Western circuit

    An oldie, but a goodie from the incredibly tough Dervla Murphy.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1419349.The_Ukimwi_Road
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    Re: Western circuit

    Adam

    Your proposed bike ride from Harare to Bwindi, Uganda sounds an amazing trip.

    Here are some nice places to stop/camp.

    Zambia
    Forest Inn near Mkushi
    Mutinondo Wilderness
    Kapishya Hot...
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    Re: USA to Africa

    Welcome to this forum. There is so much to read and digest on this forum, and I wish you the very best for your research.

    Wow! Your question is more than somewhat mind-boggling for a number of...
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    Re: Ngorongoro Crater

    The comparison that I and Ortelius were making is about the conservation/park fees only. Not plus camping and vehicle fees.
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    Re: Ngorongoro Crater

    Conservation costs a lot of money - a huge amount of money.

    Let’s put this in perspective. The Serengeti gets, on average, 350,000 visitors per annum. The Kruger gets, on average, 1.8 million...
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    Re: Tanzania's new park fees

    My parents’ first car in Kenya, in the 1950s, was a VW Beetle. They took my brother and I on safari in it as babies. I don’t remember the VW Beetle (although its registration number is part of our...
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    Re: Tanzania's new park fees

    We, too, have only paid the lower fee for a Land Rover Defender (tare weight 2055kgs or thereabouts) in Tanzanian national parks. I have, however, read of people being charged the higher rate...
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    Re: Tanzania's new park fees

    Stan

    I have also found it difficult to find what will be the designated area of the new Nyerere National Park. From my research, the boundaries are yet to be designated, but it would appear that...
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    Re: Western circuit

    I am sure you will get to Rungwa, but the interesting question is from which side you will attempt the access into Ugalla. Birdlife and, perhaps, some of the companies that had hunting concessions in...
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    Re: Western circuit

    Neil lives in Tanzania near the Ruaha National Park. I think I am right in saying, he has worked for many years in Tanzania. He is the font of all up-to-date knowledge on the Ruaha - and southern...
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    Re: Western circuit

    Sounds like a great adventure! You might even have to make your own raft...

    Safari njema.
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    Re: Tanzania's new park fees

    Asante sana, Neil.

    I am very interested to read here (and elsewhere) that TANAPA have already taken on the Selous Game Reserve which is now designated as the Nyerere National Park. I knew it was...
  14. Re: TR Kenya Dec/Jan 20: of roaring rivers, a muddy Mara and 50 shades of green

    I am also intrigued as to what “private campsite near Sand River Gate” Phil is referring too. The Governor of Narok County banned all camping in the greater Maasai Mara area (excluding the official...
  15. Re: QUESTION: Octane Fuel available in Africa? Diesel vs Petrol?

    It has always been said: “if you want to see animals go East, if you want to see people go West”.
  16. Re: QUESTION: Octane Fuel available in Africa? Diesel vs Petrol?

    Contact Dan Grec who has posted on this forum about his drive down West Africa in a petrol Jeep Wrangler (he lives in Canada so calls petrol “gas”). He also drove north through East Africa to...
  17. Re: OVERLAND REPORT: SUDAN via EAST AFRICA, 2015/6. SLOW DONKEY.

    Stan.

    I think it is important to emphasise that wild camping between Moyale and Marsabit is a risky thing to do. We were astounded and horrified that you wild camped south of Moyale in northern...
  18. Re: Ethiopia: From Nairobi to the Bale Mountains

    Karibu, Caldriver.
  19. Re: OVERLAND REPORT: SUDAN via EAST AFRICA, 2015/6. SLOW DONKEY.

    You have been busy in lockdown, Stan!

    Your scalpel must be a little blunted after that massive project, but good to know that your excellent reports are now easily accessible for those doing...
  20. Re: Accommodation recommendations in Addis and Khartoum

    Here is an excerpt from our blog (albeit in October 2013).

    Back on the busy main road from Port Sudan to Khartoum, we dodged trucks and suicidal buses; eventually we arrived safely at the Blue...
  21. Re: Around Africa in a 4x4 without a Carnet - mid 2016 to mid 2018

    Undoubtedly, having a Carnet makes border crossings infinitely easier. Kenya is more rigorously enforcing a Carnet for foreign vehicles. Here is a link to the last time this was discussed on the...
  22. Re: Ethiopia: From Nairobi to the Bale Mountains

    What a fascinating story from Tony of a great adventure in 1998. Thank you, Tony.

    My husband has elaborated on Djibouti. He says there are French bistros downtown serving delicious food, and there...
  23. Re: Ethiopia: From Nairobi to the Bale Mountains

    When we shipped a Land Rover into Kenya that was in a previous life. We were living in Kenya and as Kenyan residents we could import a new vehicle into Kenya. When we left that posting (in my home...
  24. Re: Ethiopia: From Nairobi to the Bale Mountains

    Thank you for your nice comments. Yes, we all need to do some dreaming during these terrible times.

    I don’t have any experience of shipping into Djibouti, but I do know that Djibouti is a big...
  25. Re: What was your most adventurous trip in Africa the past five years?

    2017: From Nairobi, Kenya to the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia (and back)
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/269435-Ethiopia-From-Nairobi-to-the-Bale-Mountains

    2018: From Nairobi,...
  26. Re: Accommodation recommendations in Addis and Khartoum

    You will find that, on a long overland trip, your standards will drop with regard to accommodation. The iconic overlander places to stay/camp are where you will meet other overlanders.

    Wim’s...
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    Re: Drive through Aberdare National Park

    Karibu, Phil.
    I think you are wise to postpone your planned trip until 2022. I wish you all the best for your planning. I do hope that you will keep the forum updated on your plans and that, when...
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    Re: Travelling Africa in the seventies

    Thank you very much, Emanuel, for posting more of your photos from your epic trip in the 1970s. A lot of work to convert them from slides and I applaud you for doing so.

    The saddest thing of all...
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    Re: Ruaha

    Asante sana. Dreaming of the beautiful Ruaha whilst in lockdown here in the UK.

    Best salaams for the months ahead to all Tanzanians.
  30. Re: Lost in Africa Episode 1 - JHB to Khama to Khubu to Nxai to Maun

    I recognise that this thread could be derailed on the difficult question about drones. Most people who fly drones (and post their footage) don’t have licences from that country’s relevant authority. ...
  31. Re: Lost in Africa Episode 1 - JHB to Khama to Khubu to Nxai to Maun

    Pole sana about your trip coming to a grinding halt with the Covid-19 pandemic.

    My only comment would be - if and when you resume your overland trip, leave your drone at home. It is illegal to fly...
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    Re: Draft Itinerary for Comment

    I am wondering if Adrian’s trip went ahead since he was last heard of in November.

    It would be lovely to hear from you, Adrian. Are you in Kenya with all this global turmoil?
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    Re: ZAMBIA 2018, a late trip report

    Asante sana/merci beaucoup, Serge, for writing this wonderful report. A well-planned and well-executed trip to the wonderful Zambia. And something lovely for you to do/remember in the current...
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    Re: Kenya Border Crossing

    Anwar

    Please let the forum know if you got into Kenya - and where/whether you are in quarantine/self-isolation/unable to travel onwards.

    Otherwise, a short trip report/update would be very...
  35. Re: JHB -> Botswana -> Zambia -> Tanzania -> Rwanda

    Unfortunately, I think the gates are shutting both in front of you and behind you. Please see this from the Namibia section Post no 26.
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