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    Hi All
    My wife and I are planning to drive up to the Serengeti N/P in March - April 2012. Due to safety reasons we are looking for another 4x4 copal to join us on our journey to the north. If anyone is up for the task feel free to contact me so we can start making plans.

    Danie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Louw View Post
    Hi All
    My wife and I are planning to drive up to the Serengeti N/P in March - April 2012. Due to safety reasons we are looking for another 4x4 copal to join us on our journey to the north. If anyone is up for the task feel free to contact me so we can start making plans.
    Danie
    Hi Danie, suggest you correct the title (Setengeti). If you can't find travelling companions, I really wouldn't worry - there are no serious safety concerns going up there other than bad drivers. You can do just about the whole journey on tar if you want to, or all of it (or just about all of it) on dirt and bad tracks as well. I prefer the dirt routes! It's only in the big cities and towns that you have to worry a bit about mostly petty opportunistic crime, nowhere on the scale of good old SA, except with the possible exception of Nairobi, and you won't be going there. For the rest, it's a lekker trip with no real worries. There are a number of forumites who've travelled those routes, so fire away with questions.
    Tony

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    Hi Daniel, if you are going all that way (at least 4 days from SA) you should make it worth your while. In February there are over 1 Million animals located in Southern Serengeti in an area called NUDUTU. This is the area where the calving takes place and therefore you do not need to drive all over the place to find game. By advise is to plan your trip to be in that area around the middle of February.

    Best regards

    Maurice

    Unfortunately there is no publc camping as such in that area.

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    There are private campsites in the Ndutu area which you can book as members of the public though. $50pppn as opposed to $30pppn but you get exclusive use. No facilities. Contact TANAPA for details of those on the Serengeti side. I think there are also some on the NCA side.

    Feel free to get in touch if you want more info - I found it hard to find out much as a private traveler.

    Mogsy is right that the calving will be in Feb but we were there early April this year and there was till lots going on around Ndutu. Plus you are more likely to be able to get a campsite. Feb may well be booked out by mobile safari operators.

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    Hi Danie,
    We are at this moment two or three vehicles doing a trip to the Serengeti in June July 2012. But I am sure we could compromise on Dates. We are also in the beginning stages of planning but have completed a spread sheet on costs etc. A plan or map of the trip has also been done but as you we also need as much info as we can get. Feel free to make contact and discuss if you want. The trip is Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, possibly Masai Mara - Kenya (Not Sure) down to Malawi to Moz and back to RSA. Im hoping that all the "Overland" buddies will chip in and help with info....
    Difflock
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    Hi did Serengeti this year, there are no reasons for driving in a convoi (except having fun), we did the dirt road along Lake Tankanyika,
    Mbeya - Sitalike - Kigoma - Kibondo - Mwanza - Lamadi - Western Gate,
    we did also the other side up to Ngorongoro in 2009, that one you can do all on tar (except in the parks)

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    Hi difflock 4697

    We will love to tag along , need to get in contact asap to start planing the trip.

    Danie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Louw View Post
    Hi difflock 4697

    We will love to tag along , need to get in contact asap to start planing the trip.

    Danie
    Were having a get together this Saturday at my house should you want to join us. Were in the beginning of putting a "Team" together so Im sure we could also use your input.... Let me know if you can attend...
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    Difflock4697 has decided to postpone the Seregeti Trip to 2013 for a periopd of 60 to 90
    days.
    Difflock
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    Quote Originally Posted by difflock4697 View Post
    Hi Danie,
    We are at this moment two or three vehicles doing a trip to the Serengeti in June July 2012. But I am sure we could compromise on Dates. We are also in the beginning stages of planning but have completed a spread sheet on costs etc. A plan or map of the trip has also been done but as you we also need as much info as we can get. Feel free to make contact and discuss if you want. The trip is Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, possibly Masai Mara - Kenya (Not Sure) down to Malawi to Moz and back to RSA. Im hoping that all the "Overland" buddies will chip in and help with info....
    Hi Difflock,
    Sorry you have postponed your trip.
    My wife and I want to go to see Serengeti this year Late April May and back early june. 6 weeks in all from Cape Town.
    If you have your planning route and idea of costs etc. it would be very generous of you to share it with me.
    I am starting all that now and a helping hand would be great and much appreciated.
    Any comments about the 6 week schedule? Is the time enough?
    I would appreciate any help.
    Thanks,
    Dave Bruce
    Last edited by dave bruce; 2012/01/26 at 10:26 AM.

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    Hi Dave Bruce,
    you can make it in 1 week up, 1 week down and 4 weeks in Tanzania,
    as you can't really go through Malawi stress free at the moment, take the Gaborone - Livingstone - Iringa Route to head up, than Ruaha 3 nights - Mikumi - 2 nights - Dar ( x nights) - Arusha NP - 2 nights - Tarangire - 3 nights - Lake Manyara 3 nights - Ngorongoro - 3 nights including 1 day in the Crater - Serengeti - Seronera 4 nights - Lobo 4 nights - Lake Victoria (Mwanza) - 1 night - Kigoma - 2 nights - Katavi NP - 2 nights - Mbeya - 1 night - thats 26 nights (without Dar) and 4800 km in Tanzania without Game Drives.

    If you need any information about camping at that route, let me know.

    Thats Kigoma, Jacobsen beach:



    Thats the beach of campsite Nr. 2. Thats all for your own if you stay there.

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    Default Trip Cape Town to Serengeti and back in 6 weeks

    Wow southern dreams,
    thanks for that advice. I will plug it into my new routing and look at the web for the spots you mention.
    I will come back to you again i'm sure.
    Stoked
    dave bruce :d

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    Its a pleasure, having been most of the spots there last year the other in 2009, so its all really fresh ..... You can have a look at my blog. Here it starts from Katavi NP clockwise up to Serengeti.

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