Trip to Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Moz back home





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    Default Trip to Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Moz back home

    Hi my wife and I plan to visit Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Moz for 10 to 12 weeks in the period Jun to Sep 2013. We are looking to join up with another couple or two to avoid the risks associated with travelling on our own. Unfortunately our original travel companions had to withdraw from the trip due to unforeseen circumstances. We live in the Cape, drive a Hilux 3.0D D/C and travel without a trailer. Pls contact us at [email protected]

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    Hi,
    unfortunatly I can't join you,
    but weve travelled these countries intensively and alone,
    most areas are very well covered by mobile providers,
    just by a sim card in the first town and airtime.
    Don't rely on your HOME provider.

    Even from Mbeya to Kigoma we had uninterrupted internet connection
    (thats such a remote area, in SA one would dream about that coverage).

    Have a safe trip !

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    Personally I would not hesitate to do this trip on my own. In my opinion, hooking up with someone random you do not know well, might pose more of a risk of spoiling the trip, than being on your own.

    I am not sure if you realise just how safe the countries north of our borders are. Very much safer than travelling alone in many parts of SA. There are many other travellers you can join up with for parts of the trip if need be.

    I am sure that most of your trip is not going to be prebooked. Traveling on your own has the massive advantage of allowing you to take the trip as it comes, without the complication of requiring the agreement of travelling companions. Flexibility will be a great advantage in such a long and far ranging trip.

    For extra security consider a satellite phone if you are worried.
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    Only thing we ever prebooked was Chobe and Moremi
    5 nights of probably 500 nights of overland travelling.

    Flexibility is the most important thing,
    someplaces you will love and stay,
    some you will hate and leave as soon as possible.

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    Thanks for the advice, will plan on that basis.http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ies/smiley.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan weakley View Post
    personally i would not hesitate to do this trip on my own. In my opinion, hooking up with someone random you do not know well, might pose more of a risk of spoiling the trip, than being on your own.
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