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    Default Africa all around

    Hi all,

    I've just started an overlanding journey of about 12 months through Africa (I am in Morocco right now), that will take me to Cape Town along the West coast and up to Egypt along the East. A solitary trip. Well, almost, since I'm taking my dog Thimba (Swahili for "Lion Hunter") as my companion and guardian angel. And my wife and three (grown-up) children will accompany me for certain legs of the trip.
    You can follow me on Travels with Thimba and on Facebook and I appreciate any suggestions, advice, comments, your experiences, or support!

    Happy trails,

    Gee

    Last edited by Thimba; 2014/01/19 at 09:51 PM.

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    How do you manage to take a dog across borders?

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    Dju, nen hollander met een hond! Dat gaan we volgen yes, just curious about the bordercrossing?

    Ronald (een belg die in de kaap woont)

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    All the best Gee. What an adventure!

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    Default border crossings with dog

    Most border officials couldn't care less whether you're taking a dog or not. At least that's what other overlanders with a dog have experienced. If they do: she's had all her vaccinations and has a Rabies blood certificate, and her own passport.


    Cheers,

    Gee

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxibelgium View Post
    Dju, nen hollander met een hond! Dat gaan we volgen yes, just curious about the bordercrossing?

    Ronald (een belg die in de kaap woont)
    Hi Ronald,

    Ik geef wel een seintje als ik in de buurt ben. Kom ik effe een pintje halen

    Cheers,

    Gee
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    Pintje? Nen echte duvel als je hier geraakt en doggie een hamburger

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    Even serieus...

    Honden en campings liggen nogal moeilijk in afrika...

    In zuid afrika zijn ze meestal jammer niet welkom op campings, een afrikaan kuist immers nooit zelf wat op, begrijp je?

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    Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 2009

    Know where you are going in life... you may already be there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxibelgium View Post
    Pintje? Nen echte duvel als je hier geraakt en doggie een hamburger
    Doen we!

    Cheers,

    Gee

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    Dog? Dog? Who cares about the dog?
    If they let a Landrover in, they'll let anything in!

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    Maybee its a border collie

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossJ View Post
    Maybee its a border collie
    Sharp...

    He should have called the dog Rover (Swahili for "slow & unreliable")



    Only Joking, we wish Thimba & his humans a safe & enjoyable trip...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossJ View Post
    Maybee its a border collie
    Very sharp indeed!

    Cheers,

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    Go well Gee and be careful out there !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma 130 ADJ View Post
    Go well Gee and be careful out there !!
    Thanks, I will!

    Cheers,

    Gee

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    Default Some desert pistes in the Western Sahara

    I met up with Manfred and Gaby, a German couple from Munich, on a campsite some 30 km. from Laayoune. I had first met them in Agdz during my two-month shakedown trip in Morocco. They have travelled extensively and are experienced desert rats. Since they had plans to return this January and do some pistes out of Gandini's guide in the Western Sahara, we would try to match our plans so that we could do a part of it together.



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    Default Monty Python in Africa and a hot dog!

    There are so many checkpoints, I forget how many. Most of them very friendly. After the usual and mutual courtesies, I give them a homemade, preprinted fiche with all my personal and vehicle information and we wish each other a Bon Journée. Some ask for a petit cadeau. I can't help but laugh at these requests, perhaps I'm missing something. Here you are, a grown up man in a somewhat loose fitting uniform, perhaps a father of five or six children, and you ask for a pettit cadeau! When I laugh they usually laugh with me and that's it.
    I had one gendarme who asked for a beer, another asked for some medicine (when I asked what kind he said any kind would do), and a third one wanted my North Face jacket. All requests were kindly but resolutely turned down.



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    Default The Gambia

    Tendaba Camp

    On the South Bank of the Gambian River, some 45 km. from Farafenni, is Tendaba Camp. A hunting camp in the 1970s it is now a regular tourist feature on the upriver schedules of boat and bus tours from the coast. Lonely Planet recommends taking one of the VIP rooms because of the view of the river. Well, I've got my own mobile VIP room, park the car almost in the river near a picture-postcard Baobab tree, and pay 8 euros (including breakfast). Oh, I just love these days!



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