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  1. Re: Masai Mara's wildebeest migration under threat from climate change

    I would hardly call 1-2% of climate scientists (being generous here) a long shot.
  2. Re: Masai Mara's wildebeest migration under threat from climate change

    Climate change threats to Maasai Mara.
  3. Re: Masai Mara's wildebeest migration under threat from climate change

    Huh? Would you care to elaborate on this somewhat incoherent response?
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    Re: Emergency contact nrs Kgalagadi

    The standard answer on this one is that you should effectively be self-reliant: have a contact number back home who can help coordinate any rescue attempts; save the number for Park HQ including...
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    Re: Which trail camera to get?

    Ja, after advice here and input from various field researchers we're going with Bushnell, not sure yet which model.
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    Re: Fires in CKGR

    While short term this may not look good, long term, fires can only be beneficial to grasslands as long as the frequency isn't too close together.
  7. Re: Marriage proposal ideas in the Garden route?

    Straight after crossing the Blaaukrans River on the Otter Trail - especially if you mess up your schedule and have to cross at high tide. Good test of any relationship!
  8. Re: 4x4 selfdrive Namibia and Botswana august 2022

    I would book two nights Ihaha - it can be a magical wildlife experiece just being in camp. Last time I was there, we drove through a herd of several hundred elephant approaching the camp, five...
  9. Re: TRIP REPORT: Cape Town to Kruger and back on some roads less travelled.

    Don't want to hijack the thread, but that was Lee Marvin. Great song and movie (Paint Your Wagon).
  10. Re: 4x4 selfdrive Namibia and Botswana august 2022

    I'd agree with all that's said about rushing the trip too much - the distances are big, and the going is often slow. Can't see the point of two days in Grootfontein.
    Be aware that the (often...
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    Re: Very early roof top tent.

    I can't remember the exact wording, but it was for a Tanzanian wildlife conservation NGO headed up by a retired senior warden in the Serengeti - we were accredited to them doing ad hoc field research...
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    Re: Very early roof top tent.

    Not the earliest, but this was the RTT and the awnings that I designed and had built by Cristy Sports in 1991 several years before they became commercially available. My wife and I lived in it for...
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    Re: Very early roof top tent.

    https://atom.drisa.co.za/uploads/r/null/f/f/9/ff96d2df9758e3a2c8fcab3654a80b23624e49211c84dd800df16ea28fa8eb4f/P1153_05_141.jpg
  14. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Safari njema!
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    Re: Which trail camera to get?

    Many thanks, that looks good, and the price is within range. Good to have field feedback. If it can survive the Linyanti, it can survive the Kogelberg!
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    Re: Which trail camera to get?

    Thanks Paul, we actually helped sponsor some of their cameras in the Kogelberg a while back - I know Helen, will give her a call.
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    Which trail camera to get?

    Advice please from those who have used them: we have a relatively remote family property that borders (and is part of) the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and have, among other things, leopard, baboons,...
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    Re: Liuwa Plains

    The fuel at Itezhi Tezhi is reliable, but you have to estimate in advance how much you need, then go up to the Zesco offices at the top of the hill and pay for it (closed for lunch and on weekends)...
  19. Re: Habituation of wild animals (new thread)

    Found a copy (not great quality) of Phil and Lynne's Nat Geo film: watch it here
  20. Habituation of wild animals (new thread)

    Yes, I know there have been several threads on this topic, but they are mostly country specific. This is an excellent piece by Dr Phil Richardson, project manager at Human Wildlife Solutions, which...
  21. Re: 24 days overlanding in Botswana for the first time!

    On the resupply issue - I know this is not a popular option, but it is the way we travel overland and we generally spend long periods far from shops:
    We don't carry a fridge or freezer, just a cold...
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    Re: Namibia December 2021 Trip

    My advice would be not to over-plan. Anywhere away from the coast in December is likely to be almost empty because of the heat. Four days is too long in Swakop, two to three nights max. I would...
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    Re: Namibia December 2021 Trip

    It will be physically dangerous to try and cover that kind of distance in that short space of time given the treacherous Namibian gravel roads - they lull you into a false sense of security because...
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    Re: Namibia December 2021 Trip

    I hate to be the killjoy here, but that is an horrendous amount of driving in the very limited time you have - and away from the coast, temperatures of over 40degC are common in Namibia in December....
  25. Re: Looking for antique shops that sell paraffin lamps

    Milnerton Market, or if you are out Kleinmond way, there is a an antique/junk shop in the Kaplan Industrial area in the last or second last road to the left as you drive down to the harbour - they...
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    Re: Liuwa Plains

    You need to deflate before you leave Kalabo on the ferry, as you have to immediately climb a sand bank just to get off the ferry onto the other bank. And then it is thick sand most of the way, so...
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    Re: Liuwa Plains

    November is usually too early for the migration. It's no joke. Not false advertising, just bad research.
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    Re: renting a kitted overlanding vehicle

    Bushlore.
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    Re: 1 day in the Cedarberg

    1 Wupperthal, even after the fire, still an amazing place.
    2 Stadsaal
    3 Hike to the Maltese Cross, Crystal Pools etc.
    4 Just be there....

    The Slingsby map has all the highlights marked.
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    Re: Liuwa Plains

    Your time frame is very tight, and I think it would rule out heading north to Bangweulu/Kasanka as well. I would suggest heading straight to Liuwa via Katima Mulilo, restocking at Mongu (there's a...
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    Re: Luderitz Camping

    It was February, 1965.
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    Re: Luderitz Camping

    Diaz Point can be hellishly windy (same applies to Shark Island) but if you are equipped for that, no problem. You can also camp at Klein Aus Vista and do day trips to Luderitz and Kolmanskop. Only...
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    Re: Looking for a Defender garage

    Yup, that's who I was going to recommend.
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    Re: Looking for a Defender garage

    Are you looking for mechanical work done on the vehicle, or for accessories to be added?
  35. Re: Which is the most easily available 265/65R17 tyre in Southern Africa?

    If you read my first post properly, you would have seen the following: "In Zambia, more so than in Namibia and Botswana, you can usually find reasonable second hand tyres for sale at the roadside in...
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