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    Re: Rugby in Zambia

    Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge has all the civilisation you need! The campsite is wonderful - as is the lodge.

    I’m sure Mark Harvey will be watching the match.
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    Re: Liuwa Plains

    No potable water at any of the Liuwa camps. Water only for showering and washing-up.

    Firewood was supplied by the camp attendants, but I don’t remember whether we paid for it or if it was part of...
  3. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    We wish you “fair winds and following seas”.

    Safari njema!
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    Re: Kasanka and beyond - advice please

    Please do keep us informed with a trip report or rolling commentary.

    Safari njema!
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    Re: Kasanka and beyond - advice please

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/255565-The-quot-05-quot-from-South-Luangwa-NP-to-the-Great-North-Road?p=3290491#post3290491
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    Re: Kasanka and beyond - advice please

    If I were you I would do the Luangwa valley (north and south) on your way back from Tanzania - after the rains in June/July. The Luangwa valley is one of the finest wildlife areas in Africa.

    The...
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    Re: Kasanka and beyond - advice please

    My understanding is that North Luangwa closes for the rains at the end of October. The pontoon over the Luangwa river is packed away also. South Luangwa has some all year access, but that is via...
  8. Re: Journey to the source of the Zambezi

    Thank you very much, Bennie, for an excellent trip report. We looked long and hard at the route from the north Nchila to Liuwa and, in the end we didn’t do it as we weren’t confident that the pontoon...
  9. Re: 14 Days in Kenya - First Time in Africa

    Yes, it does make sense that the southeast Serengeti is in a partial rain shadow from the Ngorongoro highlands. I found some academic papers online on rainfall patterns in the Serengeti.
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    That’s great news for us with Kenyan-registered private vehicles that Tanzanian parks now have the lower fee in line with the other EAC countries. Asante sana!
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    I am not sure where you are getting your rainfall statistics from, but the Maasai Mara, Kenya to the southern Serengeti, TZ is only about 100 kms as the vulture flies. The long rains hit both areas...
  12. Re: 14 Days in Kenya - First Time in Africa

    chf makes a very good point that any voluntary work requires a special visa. I also agree with him that concentrating on one country - Kenya - is the best option for you. Kenya, as befits a middle...
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    Re: Self driving in November, where?

    Ha! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip.
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    We need to be vigilant on weather conditions between now and your travel dates. If the rains are very heavy beforehand then it might become aa very tough drive, but we will stay in touch with you in...
  15. Re: 14 Days in Kenya - First Time in Africa

    Here is a link to the very respected Porini camps owned by Jake Grieves-Cook who is a third generation Kenyan. They come highly recommended and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. They are very...
  16. Re: 14 Days in Kenya - First Time in Africa

    There is much more to Kenya than the Mara (lovely though it is).

    Your planned seven days at the Asilia luxury tented camp in the Naibosho Conservancy could be shortened to include some of the...
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    Re: Habituated wild animals

    Thank you for reviving this important thread - which was started after private emails between Stan Weakley, Tony Weaver and myself.

    It beggars belief that a supposedly professional photographer...
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    I’m afraid any serious overlander will tell you those YouTube videos are nonsensical and posted for the “likes”. The first one is surprising in that they never seem to go into the border post offices...
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    I cannot believe that anyone has taken a video and posted in on YouTube about an African border crossing…

    In most of Africa, it is illegal to take photos or videos at a border post and there are...
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    I think RTK are being economical with the truth about taking a Kenyan-registered vehicle into Tanzania - especially going out one border crossing and returning through another. There is nothing...
  21. Re: 14 Days in Kenya - First Time in Africa

    Welcome to the forum luck&love. Karibuni Kenya.

    My first thought is that March is not an ideal month for Kenya. The long rains start in March, but with climate change, who knows. If you were...
  22. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    I think clockwise around Lake Victoria sounds great (we did it anti-clockwise). Uganda is a wonderful country with so many varied ecosystems. Don’t miss Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the gorillas,...
  23. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    Wow, Caldriver! Have a great trip.

    You know all this anyway, but if I were you I would head north to arrive in northern Tanzania and Kenya in December. Then you will have about four months of the...
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    Re: out of date carnet

    Good thinking, Alan. It’s worth vixter starting an email conversation with the AA of Kenya explaining exactly what has happened and asking for their help.
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    Re: Liuwa Plains

    I think something has been lost in translation here… Kabula is a very nice, very affordable self-catering lodge and campsite. It is on the Zambezi a few hours north of Shesheke.

    It is perfectly...
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    Re: Self driving in November, where?

    Haha!
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    Re: out of date carnet

    I am sorry to hear about your brother.

    Kenya Customs in Times Tower in central Nairobi deals with Carnets.

    Chris at Jungle Junction (the overlanders place) on Kongoni Road, Langata, Nairobi may...
  28. Re: Online campsite bookings for Tanzania National Parks planned

    It looks to me as if it’s for tour operators only.
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    Re: Self driving in November, where?

    Konagirl

    Karibuni Kenya.

    My first thought is that it might be more cost-effective to go on a camping safari with one of the many safari operators in Kenya. I can ask my friend in Kenya who he...
  30. Re: Trip report: Liberia by public transport

    Another fabulously written account of your intrepid travels in Liberia. All that and contracting Covid-19 too. So glad that wonderful medical organisation came to the rescue and that you both...
  31. Re: Nairobi - nyeri/nanyuki alternative route

    We look forward to hearing more about your explorations around Kenya.
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    Karibu!

    Well, you missed the “joy” of the climb up the Ulu escarpment on the main road - with all the trucks from the port of Mombasa grinding up to all points in East and central Africa…
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    Re: Trip Update, we are in Botswana

    Very sorry to hear, Bud, that Mary has sustained a serious eye injury. I wish you both all the very best.
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    It won’t be the bread you Dutchies like - it will be too sweet. Bake your own on the campfire.
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    Fill up with borehole water at the Mara Conservancy (Triangle) HQ just near the Serena.
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