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    Over the past Christmas season Pam and I got ourselves involved in a trip taking in South Luangwa,Lake Malawi, Pemba, and Ilha de Mocambique. We went through 6 countries in 6 weeks, which is actually rather a silly thing to do. Nonetheless, in the hope that some might find the record of the trip entertaining I am posting the report of our first week, which took us as far as Mata Mata in the Kgalagadi.
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    ......" in the hope that some might find the record of the trip entertaining"......

    Never fear Rob, there are plenty of us that will thoroughly enjoy this report. Your effort will not be wasted!

    Your first episode is most entertaining. I am looking forward particularly to the Pemba and Ilha de Mozambique sections as we have yet to visit these islands. Thank you.
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    Thanks Rod, always enjoy your reports. Looking forward to the rest.

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    I'm really enjoying your trip report, eagerly waiting for the next installment. Wonderful photos, kudos to your wife (I understand she took the duty of photographer on this trip)!
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    Great stuff as always, Rod and Pam - thanks!
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    Beautiful photographs, great reporting. Suddenly I feel cramped between the 4 walls.
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    Thank you Stan, RobH, Ortelius, Tony and Jors55 for the encouragement.

    I have added Part 2 which takes to Maun via Tsumkwe and Drotsky's Caves.

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    What a report! Again marvelous photos and reporting, very informative.
    Interestingly, I also had a big bang in my Jeep in the Kgalagadi. It also turned out to be the aircon blower fan that broke in half.
    Either those corrugated roads or a hard object got in there.
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    Well written and very entertaining.

    Cant wait for the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jors55 View Post
    What a report! Again marvelous photos and reporting, very informative.
    Interestingly, I also had a big bang in my Jeep in the Kgalagadi. It also turned out to be the aircon blower fan that broke in half.
    Either those corrugated roads or a hard object got in there.
    I think that in our case the problem had a long history, and the errant cable tie had probably been lying in the condenser tray since the bakkie left the factory. Bits of leaf that had been sucked in over the years had accumulated, but enough water could seep through when the a/c was used in low humidity conditions such as the first few days of this trip in the Kgalagadi. When the rains started that day the humidity went sky-high and the a/c started to produce copious quantities of condensate, so the cable tie floated up and went down the port which connects the blower to the condenser.

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    Hi Rod and Pam, I really enjoy you trip reports! Thank you very much for the effort that goes into them. You make me wish that retirement would come sooner!

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    Very nice report so far, cant wait for the rest

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    Thank you RodS for your wonderful report so far, and your wife for the super photos. I hope she really enjoyed her new 600mm lens ! I've read both your offerings so far and am very encouraged to get out there. I am especially impressed with your bravery to follow those remote routes especially from Kaudom to Drotsky's Caves, alone. Look forward to your next installments with intense anticipation.

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    Thanks Rod and camera girl Pam, enjoyed the first two and looking forward to the rest.

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    Thanks Rod! This is a really nice trip! Looking forward to next installments!

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    I have added Part 3 which takes us to Lusaka. A bit of a hiccup on the page about Vic Falls is due to a last minute photo deletion which I had to do to squeak in under the file size limit on the Forum.

    Pam and I really appreciate all your kind comments.

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    Thanks so much for your efforts... including your useful vehicle tips!
    My wife are hoping to embark May for more or less the reverse trip but including Tanzania and poss Angola for 3 months or so, in what looks like virtually the same vehicle setup but on our own.
    I especially admire your RTT ladder, My AluCab ladder is a dreadful narrow slippery thing... can you let us know where you found yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay View Post
    Thanks so much for your efforts... including your useful vehicle tips!
    My wife are hoping to embark May for more or less the reverse trip but including Tanzania and poss Angola for 3 months or so, in what looks like virtually the same vehicle setup but on our own.
    I especially admire your RTT ladder, My AluCab ladder is a dreadful narrow slippery thing... can you let us know where you found yours?
    Thanks Jay. Our telescopic ladder(s) come standard with the Wild Earth RTT. I have actually seen the (almost) identical thing at our local hardware shop, and if you Google 'Telescopic Ladders South Africa' you will have a wide choice. You will have to make a plan with the connection to the tent of course. Or contact Neil at Wild Earth, he is a very helpful guy.

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    Very, VERY nice 3rd installment Rod, enjoyed it thoroughly!
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    I have just read your 3rd episode - and WOW thanks again, and Pam your photos from the boat are great. Well done ! I've always been reluctant to travel to those northern destinations in mid-summer because of the heat, but it sounds as though it wasn't much of a factor once the clouds and rains set in, or am I wrong ?

    My wife would kill me if I dragged her up there and it was constantly in the mid 30's and higher. We have enough of that here in Bloem.

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