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    Boteti river lodge (Old Tiaans camp)

    Just returned from a trip too Botswana's parks and stayed over at Boteti river Lodge, used to be (Tiaans Camp) for those that do not know.
    I am not sure whether it has been mentioned on the forum,...
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    Re: Currency in Zim

    See thread, Zimbabwe update for more info
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    Re: Currency in Zim

    Hi. You can still pay in dollars at any of the parks. Paid in dollars at Matopos three weeks ago, just after the announcement was made. I would suggest you pay with credit/debit card at the fueling...
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    Dragonlord. That is correct, you pay with dollars at any of the Zim Parks offices for your accomodation and fees. The problem with me was, no where else was I allowed to pay in dollars, ie shops,...
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    I also tried several times to contact Main Camp before the time, and even at Sinamatella, to find out whether diesel was available at Main Camp, without any reply. Departing from Guvalala platform,...
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    Just returned on the 14th this month after a two and a half week trip in Zim.
    I got caught in Hwange when the announcement was made, no dollars, only bond notes and Swipe.
    Unfortunately I was...
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    Re: Self drive Bots into zim

    Chisarira park is Ideal, either at Mucheni gorge or Mucheni view. You will not be disappointed , i am doing it next week.
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    Re: Matusadona

    Totally agree with Mike. Four hours by road from the Binga/Karoi turnoff, 70Km. Booked three nights and four days, but left Matusadonna after the second night. Again, my priority was wildlife...
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    Re: Best place to get meat for Nxai pan

    Read somewhere on a thread of a new butchery opening up in Palapye, just can't find the thread, and the butchery;D, but will also be doing the road through Francistown to Gweta Xnai instead of via...
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    I have always been under the impression that Khumaga and Xnai pan were part of the same Makgadigadi pans park. Shows you, never to old to learn. I will be packing up at Xnai pan on the 25th on my way...
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    Will this be transferrable between parks, ie. you leave CKGR at nine and arrive at Moremi say, at four in the afternoon.
    Will they charge for one day, or two days, being different parks?
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    Re: Hwange : How to book ?

    Hi there. When I spoke with Anniemagret from Zimparks, I was told that booking for 2020 is not open yet, but you must send your booking to them now as they keep it on record, and once they open for...
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    Re: Mounting solar panels on your roof rack

    Just completed mine myself. You are more than welcome to come and have a look, even if it's just for ideas. I am in the east of pta near Menlyn. pm me or contact me on my cell, 082 double five 245...
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    Re: Any trailer builders on the forum?

    I know its a bit far from you, but have a chat to Pieter from Bush Nest in Pta. +2782 9244 0 seven six. he does an excellent job on his bush caravans and trailers.
  15. Re: What did you accidentally bring back after a camping trip?

    A couple of years ago, when Mogoto campsite was not to well known, I crossed the Khwai river just outside Mogoto camp to follow the cutline towards the main Mababe / Maun road. Arriving back home,...
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    Re: Khaudum Park

    Difficult to get a proper answer as the reception staff are seldom seen or at the gate, but it seems that the majority of tourist's still utilise the old Sikereti camp. although no facilities.
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    Re: Damaged 90l luna

    You could try Johan Prinsloo in pta. He repairs fridges. 012-3653722 or cell 082 nine 0three 99seven one.
  18. Re: Border crossing into Zimbabwe at Pandamatenga?

    Used Panda borderpost many times, maybe fortunate but always pretty quiet. Suppose time of day could be an influence. Never been searched for food from Bots to Zim, but have been in Bots from Zim,...
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    Re: Khaudum Park

    Will try and find out whether camping is still officially allowed at Sikereti.
    Sad news, one of the wild dogs was run over by a car last week.
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    Re: Khaudum Park

    Just south of the gate, plus minus 20km, towards Tsumkwe, there is a San village, on the right, thus west of the road, with a great campsite. shower facilities, long drop and a tap with running...
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    Re: Zambia: Wise council sought

    Hi Ron
    A bit of topic, but had feedback from Nicole from Mvuu lodge, and they are not aware of any public camp for self drive tourist being erected within the boundaries of LZNP.
    Rudy
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    Re: Lower Zambezi NP Lodges

    Hi RonS
    Go to Mvuu's website, which is excellent, to verify your dates and see if one of those two sites are available. They seem to be very popular currently. The other sites seem to be fairly open...
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    Re: Lower Zambezi NP Lodges

    Yes, you can do self drives into the park daily, same as at South luangwa. Just not camping which is a pity.
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    Re: Lower Zambezi NP Lodges

    Hi Ron
    I have only been to Mvuu lodge, which I thought was great.
    Used the camping facilities which I really thought was very pleasant. Not many campsites, but our riverfront site was excellent....
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    Re: Valve clearances KZTE - cost etc?

    I am no expert at this at all, but would it not be better, (10K-12K) to get a brand new AMG head. Bought a complete brand new AMG head plus minus a year ago for R14K, in Pta. Just a thought!
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    Re: Prado overheating

    Totally agree. Get in touch with Henri Stofberg aka Henris on the forum. He went to fetch a vehicle in Botswana, if not mistaken, but should be back at this stage.
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    Re: Habituated wild animals

    Hi Tony
    Although having been very busy the last two weeks, I have send a email to one of the contacts in Botswana without, as yet a reply. He might be out in the field without comms, thus don't want...
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    Re: Mabua Lions

    Found this not 100m from the waterhole at Mpaya. Makes me wonder???????
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    Thanks for all the feedback: Will probably try my luck as a walk in and see what comes.
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    Re: Earth Leakage Tripping

    Get someone to check insulation resistance with a meggar or similar test apparatus of the new bought appliances. Have them check your complete house insulation resistance, for starters at the DB,...
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    Re: Hwange & Mana Pools campsites??

    Hi Debk
    I would definitely book in advance, all camps.
    My personal opinion, exclude matusadonna, rather use the time at the other parks. Have not been there in the last couple of years, but from...
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    Re: Habituated wild animals

    Morning Stan
    I will be talking to my son soon, who has been doing previous research work in Pandamatenga on HW interaction and hopefully he can give me some direction or contacts to start of...
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    Re: Habituated wild animals

    How do we know whether we will be succesfull.
    For starters,

    1) Get in contact with Bots parks and get their concerns: (They might not even be on the same frequency and from experience, to have...
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    Re: Habituated wild animals

    Typical at Mpaya one
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    Re: Habituated wild animals

    Stan.
    I have a photo, will look for it, at Mpaya one where the water from the shower is in a gulley and a lioness drinking from it, and a Rented 4x4 with two adults standing at the back of the...
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