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    Please can we get advise on road from maun to khwai. Driving old KZTE and towing conqueror courage. Going September 2018. Is this road easy to travel or do we need to invest in a set of max trax or similar?

    Any recommendations on good camp site in Khwai area providing road is doable?

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    Use the straight route that is gravel all the way, through Mababe. Its quick and you avoid paying park fees if you go through Moremi Game reserve.

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    As per Pat n Wolf....Gravel road but one of the worst gravel roads you will ever encounter(last time I travelled it) but all part of the adventure.
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    I couldn't agree more with the other member furthermore a sandy long detour near Sankuyo.

    It took us about 3h for 130km from Maghoto to Maun....(At the end of August 2017) ....but it's true this is adventure....
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    Grubby road but very doable - just done this road end of October ‘17 in a FJ Cruiser and BMW X5 towing a trailer without any problems

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    Did this road yesterday and it is worse than worse now .Do not recall.a sandy detour near Sankuyo??

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    Hi Puma 130 ADJ ,

    when I drove this gravel road last August , I didn't remember exactly where near Sankuyo , the road was interrupted because of a deep and large water crossing and there was a sandy narrow detour to avoid this water crossing, if you drove the road yesterday I believe you, so sure there isn't a water crossing no more. but believe me there was in August.... I remember very well ....
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    When we went the detour was between Mababe an Dizhana

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAURITALY View Post
    Hi Puma 130 ADJ ,

    when I drove this gravel road last August , I didn't remember exactly where near Sankuyo , the road was interrupted because of a deep and large water crossing and there was a sandy narrow detour to avoid this water crossing, if you drove the road yesterday I believe you, so sure there isn't a water crossing no more. but believe me there was in August.... I remember very well ....
    Yes I drove that water crossing a few times .Thought you meant the one near Mababe .Yes now road is bone dry and buggered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma 130 ADJ View Post
    Did this road yesterday and it is worse than worse now .Do not recall.a sandy detour near Sankuyo??
    Thanks, if that bad, not sure the bones will survive

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAURITALY View Post
    Hi Puma 130 ADJ ,

    when I drove this gravel road last August , I didn't remember exactly where near Sankuyo , the road was interrupted because of a deep and large water crossing and there was a sandy narrow detour to avoid this water crossing, if you drove the road yesterday I believe you, so sure there isn't a water crossing no more. but believe me there was in August.... I remember very well ....
    We remember it very well too - didn't see the detour sign and went thru the water by Mababe village and hydro-locked our motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimbaleee View Post
    We remember it very well too - didn't see the detour sign and went thru the water by Mababe village and hydro-locked our motor
    just like that?


    it's a pity that from the mababe side the entry into the water is clearly blocked, but not from the other side ... (where the detour starts about 2km before the really flooded area)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyMasterson View Post
    just like that?


    it's a pity that from the mababe side the entry into the water is clearly blocked, but not from the other side ... (where the detour starts about 2km before the really flooded area)
    First rule to do a water crossing...walk through to determine the water level. That looks deep and I would have not attemped it.

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    I know about the walking it first, but how sure can you really be that there are no crocs? I don't think I could be convinced to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyee21 View Post
    I know about the walking it first, but how sure can you really be that there are no crocs? I don't think I could be convinced to do this.
    Then wait for another vehicle to cross and note the line they take. Usually you will not need to wait too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyMasterson View Post
    just like that?


    it's a pity that from the mababe side the entry into the water is clearly blocked, but not from the other side ... (where the detour starts about 2km before the really flooded area)
    Quote Originally Posted by kellyee21 View Post
    I know about the walking it first, but how sure can you really be that there are no crocs? I don't think I could be convinced to do this.

    I'd rather walk first than after, never mind the crocs.

    BTW, I've never seen any crocs on water crossings, I guess they don't like the regular disturbance laying in ambush.
    Anybody who encountered crocs whilst on a "road" through water event ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyMasterson View Post
    just like that?


    it's a pity that from the mababe side the entry into the water is clearly blocked, but not from the other side ... (where the detour starts about 2km before the really flooded area)
    Yup - exactly like that!

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