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    What did your Prado get in km per liter?

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    To give you a rough estimate......a Gen4 Pajero v6 3.8 in our last group got roughly 2.6 km/l on the sandy roads. obviously his estimated 5km/l got him no where and we had to tow him for a few hundred kilos because he could not find petrol. Thus long range tanks a must, or at least 2 jerrycans of fuel.



    I think what Lekhubu was trying to tell you is to rather consider parks like Moremi and Nxai pans for your first Botswana visit and if you then want to go back(which you will!!!), then take CKGR on........imagine you were Bear Grills......that is almost what you need when you enter CKGR. Esp when luck is against you and the going gets a bit tough....
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    With a 2002 3.5 l V6 Pajero long wheel base we needed 200 l petrol,
    200 l water and 8 days to cross CKGR from Gabs to Rakops.

    Its to be taken serious and I would also advise you, skip it for your first trip
    make it next time.

    Also, make a list of the places you want to stay, even if its estimated,
    and make appointments for calls or emails with good friends,
    i.e. you let them know, you'll call you at the 15.12.,
    if you don't call them they know, your at CKGR
    and in trouble and they'll organise help.

    We did that with two different ones and gave them also copies of existing bookings.

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    [QUOTE=Southerndreams;1415130]With a 2002 3.5 l V6 Pajero long wheel base we needed 200 l petrol,
    200 l water and 8 days to cross CKGR from Gabs to Rakops.

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    Hi

    Do you mean 200l from Gaborone, and through the CKGR, or just the part you were in the CKGR? What was the total distance covered on the 200l and what mileage was done off road?

    I drive a 2002 LWB 3.5V6, and have not done any overlanding. I want to have an idea of how much fuel I would need, say if I was to go from Maun to Savuti, on to Linyanti, then Khwai and back to Maun again. I want to know if I should get a Long Range tank, or if Jerry cans will suffice.

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    From Gaborone through to Rakops.
    I think that the last filling station was in Gabs.

    Ive just checked at my trip report,
    it was 883 km and 185 l petrol

    Our normal consumption was 15 - 16 l per 100,
    but completely overloaden and with some 70 kms
    in very deep sand we needed up to 27 l per 100.

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    I would suggest a Long Range tank,
    weve had endless hassles with the jerry cans.

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