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    Default From Chizarira to Kariba

    How to survive and more important - be on time to get a boat at 5?
    Hi,
    we are group of four from Poland on self drive safari in Zimbabwe from 30th of June. I'm afraid we planned part of the trip too bravado, ie from Mucheni View Point to Kariba town in eight, eight and a half hours. Anybody has done it? Is it doable for experienced 4x4 drivers?
    Hoping for advice, guys!
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    Radek
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    Default Re: From Chizarira to Kariba

    At the best of times this route is 8-9 hours or even slightly longer. The condition of the road can vary but it always requires fairly careful driving. If you leave just before first light, say 6H30 you should reach the boat at Kariba town just before 17H00, but it will be quite tight.
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    Default Re: From Chizarira to Kariba

    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    At the best of times this route is 8-9 hours or even slightly longer. The condition of the road can vary but it always requires fairly careful driving. If you leave just before first light, say 6H30 you should reach the boat at Kariba town just before 17H00, but it will be quite tight.
    Thanks, Stan!
    Have you done this road? Guys from boat (via Rhino Camp) insist that we are in Kariba at 3 pm, not 5pm (sorry, my mistake when typing on tablet). But this seems to be impossible, don't you think? May be road through Gachegache from South is quicker than drive A1 through Makuti?
    Radek

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    Default Re: From Chizarira to Kariba

    your only other choice is to leave very-very early

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