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    Quote Originally Posted by andyrag View Post
    Whatever you do, don't try the water crossing on the gravel road just south of Mababe village - there is a clear and obvious detour to the right. This crossing has already cost the 'lives' of a Ford Ranger and Disco 4 in the past week
    Is this coming from Mabebe village or going to tbe village?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreTunie View Post
    Is this coming from Mabebe village or going to tbe village?
    Andre ,both ways ,but most get stuck coming from Maun side ,2 weeks ago a large 4x4 cement truck got stuck in the middle ,for 4 days before he was rescued ,bottom 2 layers of cement were destroyed .Bet his boss was happy .

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    A new Dijara sign went up this last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taraleegoosen View Post

    A new Dijara sign went up this last week.
    How long before a large pachyderm decides it might be a tree with tasty roots?



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    [QUOTE=andyrag;2802442]How long before a large pachyderm decides it might be a tree with tasty roots?[/QUOT

    not long!

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    Taraleee, please warn the owner of Dijara to put up signs etc etc warning off campers very clearly about feeding and harassing animals, leaving food stuffs lying around and throwing meat products/bones in the fire and burying anything etc and dealing properly with rubbish and litter. If he does not he could very quickly get an habituated baboon and hyena problem at the camp site and then he will have a challenge on his hands.

    Regards,

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    I will do!

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    How about a receipt of payment that covers all the rules, regulations and suggestions. Signage is a big turnoff to some of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luangwablondes View Post
    How about a receipt of payment that covers all the rules, regulations and suggestions. Signage is a big turnoff to some of us.
    That's a good idea, I could put it on the vouchers sent to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taraleegoosen View Post
    That's a good idea, I could put it on the vouchers sent to everyone.
    Nice one Tara!-thanks from all of us-every little effort will help!!

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    Hi Taralee, if you like I can write up as set of draft rules for further consideration adjustment etc, feeding off the current Bots reserve rules. I can get them to you over the weekend. I will be there in Dec so I will be drafting rules for myself (hows that!) - might just sneak in a rule or two for Swambo to obey - no on second thought that's not a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taraleegoosen View Post
    That's a good idea, I could put it on the vouchers sent to everyone.
    Hi Taralee, I sent a private message..completed a draft set of basic rules and safety measures and e-mailed them through to your Ngami.net address this weekend via my sons g-mail. ( I was struggling with mine and could not find how to include an attachment using the forum e-mail facility) . Please look out for it and let me know if you got it. Otherwise I will resend. I did not deal with night driving as I was unsure what the situation is. I imagine if you may well want to drive to the ablutions at night (iif this is necessary) but game driving around the greater camp at night with spot lights etc would need to be included as a no no. Regards Roadman

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    Hi Roadman,
    Got it! thank you so much for all your help/effort, it's wonderful. I've sent it to the Dijara owners and sure they'll be very grateful I'll let you know when it's out and in use!
    Have a lovely week! BR Tara

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    Please please please more photos off campsite and surroundings. Cant wait to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taraleegoosen View Post
    Hi Roadman,
    Got it! thank you so much for all your help/effort, it's wonderful. I've sent it to the Dijara owners and sure they'll be very grateful I'll let you know when it's out and in use!
    Have a lovely week! BR Tara
    Great pleasure. Over and out

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    We stayed there end April very pleasant and clean, water for shower pumped from the Mababe River. Regular elephant visits in the campsite. Good for a stopover en route from Savuti.

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    I am now SUPER excited! Confirmed that Im going to Dijara next July! Tara and Mendy are awesome to deal with!!

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    Default Dijara game drives

    First timer. Are there any gamedrive routes in the Dijara area or do you have to go into Moremi, I am staying 2 nights at Dijara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordshark View Post
    First timer. Are there any gamedrive routes in the Dijara area or do you have to go into Moremi, I am staying 2 nights at Dijara.
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    Default Dijara Campsite - Mababe

    You can drive to kwai and come back along the river to Dijara. Very nice drive.
    Last edited by Francois111; 2015/07/29 at 07:06 AM.
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