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    Hi,

    We are travelling to Botswana ( Makgadikgadi Pans, Moremi, Chobe ) and then on to the Caprivi. Mid to end of May 2013.
    I need advice wrt 3 sections of our intended route.

    1) Kubu Island to Maun
    - Option 1 : across Ntwetwe Pan to Kauxae then Gweta.
    - Option 2 : head North to Zorongo and take A1 to Gweta.

    2) 3rd Bridge to Khwai
    - Option 1 : back to Moremi South Gate and then on to Moremi North
    Gate.
    - Option 2 : 4th Bridge, Hammerkop Pan then East to Dombo Hippo
    pool and Moremi North gate.

    3) Linyanti to Kasane
    How is the route along the Linyanti River to Satau and then on to
    Nongoma Bridge? Should we rather head back to the road from Savuti
    camp to Legotkwana?

    All advice will be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RianaE View Post

    3) Linyanti to Kasane
    How is the route along the Linyanti River to Satau and then on to
    Nongoma Bridge? Should we rather head back to the road from Savuti
    camp to Legotkwana?
    I'm also interested about this track.My T4A says "permit required"

    ?

    Thanks.
    Juha

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    Have to get Andyrag or Walter to answer this question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juha S. View Post
    I'm also interested about this track.My T4A says "permit required"

    ?

    Thanks.
    Juha
    Hello,

    When driving out of Chobe NP at Lynianti, you can take the cut-line along the NP (drive to your right hand side after the gate), you do not need any permit for it.

    The track straight on goes through private land (hunting reserve or the like). As the permit requirement and the fact that the road is private are not clearly signposted, I drove this track last April (2012) and had an interesting discussion with the rangers near to the airstrip. They wanted me to backup, which I refused, telling them first than they had to signpost correctly and second that it would not be longer to carry on through their land than to backup, so they let me through..

    Cheers..

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    I can help with no.1.....

    Kubu to Gweta
    Take the north-west route to Gweta. The pans are dry. I've done this route 5days ago.
    It takes about 3.5 hours to get to the tar road at Gweta from Kubu. Then from there to Maun is another 180km odd IIRC? Thus add another 2 hours. This is whithout stopping at Chapmans Boabab(which will be a sin...) for lunch.

    In short........it is one whole days drive from Kubu to Maun.......

    Just believe what T4A says time wise.

    The other routes I've done more than a year ago so I really can't remember so well......I think that time wise the South gate to North gate route will be quicker but this will still take the better part of 4-5 hours of driving IIRC.
    Last edited by Regard; 2013/03/30 at 04:25 PM.

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    Dankie Reghard,

    Ons het n T4A kaart en sal dan die Noord-Wes roete doen.
    Middag ete by Chapmans Boabab is beslis op die lys!

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