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    Thanks hugely for posting the trip reports. Really interesting and inspiring read and something to add to my ever growing bucket list.

    I do have a complaint though - the excellent photos should be a lot bigger!

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    Excellent stuff Oom Rod.
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    I have added part 6 Final, which include a few bigger pictures for Zimreef.

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    That is good news.

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    Thanks. Nice report
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    Hi Rod

    Just read the last report.
    Does the Intercooler improve fuel consumption?
    Did you post about this somewhere else?

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    Just read the last report.
    Does the Intercooler improve fuel consumption?
    Did you post about this somewhere else?


    I haven't got a clue about the effect on fuel consumption. I installed the intercooler for the extra power, as the 75 kW of an SRX is not enough for heavy sand work (I think). I just mentioned it in the report for completeness.

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    Hi Rod,

    Firstly, great report!! I really enjoyed reading it.

    I can see you really treasure these gems, as do I.

    Maybe I missed it somewhere, but if I may ask, how long was this trip of yours? How many days/kilo's?

    And then if you don't mind me asking what this whole trip cost you, in terms of fuel, lodging/camping and food.

    I most definitely want to do this one day, but I'm worried that I first need to draw money from the bank wearing a balaclava.

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    Andre

    The trip was 22 days - too short as many other people have said about their own trips. At a minimum, we should have spent 2 more days at the Ugab Rhino Camp exploring the Ugab, and one more day at Khowarib, exploring that river. An extra day at Marble Mine,and 2 more days at Camp Synchro.

    The distance was 6000 km, so you can work out the fuel cost for yourself.

    Food you eat anyway - you must decide what sort of extra treats you buy for travelling.

    The Community Camps were cheap, and we did a lot of wild camping. If you budget on R100 pppn, you are more than covered.

    Of course you also have to allow for whatever it costs to kit your vehicle for the trip, and make sure it is mechanically tip-top. No worn tyres for instance.

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    GREAT report!!
    Have read all the parts and loved it!
    I am planning to drive some of the routes you did for next year, cannot wait.
    In 1 word beautiful!
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    Rob this is a great report. I am reading it intensely as we will be doing the same except we will be coming from the north. Will be doing it next year after we returned from Angola.
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    Default Some Tracks (and a thought on camping in the Hoarusib)

    I have had a couple of requests for maps/tracks, and attach hereto the tracks between Khumib and our 'stealth camp' near Opuwo. These are unedited, and show all the false starts etc.

    While looking at these, I realised that there is in fact a side access in the Hoarusib where one could leave the main bed to camp, and I have added a waypoint at the turnout. I recall vaguely seeing it as we passed, but it was too early to think of camping. It is a measure of how slowly we were moving that we went from 'Too early to camp' to 'We really must find a campsite now' in only 4 km!
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    Thanks Rod for a very good report. You wouldn't have your track of the Damaraland section, Khan river trail and the Ugab by any chance?

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    Grant
    For the Southern half of the trip I leaned heavily on Johan Snyman's Damaraland book, and a private e-mail interchange with him. I would therefore not feel good about publishing the tracks for free on the forum. Sorry, but I hope you understand.

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    Thanks Rod, no problem. I am in contact with Johan. I am planning a similar trip in May/June next year.

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    Hi Rod. I am just starting planning a trip for July/Aug 2016 with a route that will go from Opuwo via Marble Mine to Puros then around south of Etosha and home. Will be towing a Xcape. What routing do you think is do-able considering we are towing? Small group of us and all very experienced off road but don't want to spend my whole holiday digging out.
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    you could go either opuwo - etanga - otjihaa - marble mine or opuwo - kaoko-otavi - orupembe - marble mine . The first more direct, the second less challenging . Both have the odd sandy river crossing but nothing too hectic

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    Default Caravan route

    I am afraid I can't help you. The only thing I know about Trailers and caravans is that I know I don't like them Seriously though, I have no direct experience in towing, so you must rely on others for advice.

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    Excellent reports, Rod - thank you!
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    Thanks, great report Rod, gotta do that sometime - awesome!!
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