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Southern African trip reports.

In response to some requests I have collated the URLs of various earlier Southern African trip reports I have posted on the 4x4 Community Forum. I hope this is not considered immodest but I hope this easy access will help others in their research. This forum is to my mind the definitive source of information for those researching self-drive travel in Southern Africa and even further afield.

1.Trip report Zimbabwe 2010 http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=70117

RETROSPECTIVE FEEDBACK AND REFERENCE LISTS. THE GOOD.

As time has passed so has some perspective been obtained. For those planning to visit any of these countries I hope the lists will give some idea of my personal opinions. Most of the lists are in no particular order and in fact are probably incomplete.

FAVOURITE COUNTRIES
In order of preference.
1. Tanzania
2. Kenya (a very short head behind, not quite as wild as Tanzania).
3. Uganda
4. Botswana
5. Zambia
6. Namibia
7. Rwanda
8. Sudan
9. Ethiopia.

RETROSPECTIVE FEEDBACK AND REFERENCE LISTS. THE BAD.

MEMORABLY BAD EXPERIENCES.

Botswana.

• Anne having her one and only asthmatic attack at Khama Rhino Sanctuary, presumably from the Permethrin sprayed onto the inside of the RTT before leaving.
• Tree rats in vehicle fom CKGR northwards for some weeks.
• Nearly picking up a puff adder at Sunday Pan CKGR.
• Tick infestation at Passarge Pan campsite no 2, CKGR.
• The very tough mutton ribs bought at Beef Boyz in Maun.
• Sandy campsites in Savuti, Chobe NP.

Zambia

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

 

This report appeared in our regional daily newspaper, The Daily Dispatch, from which I borrowed the title for our daily blog. Published on Monday 22/2/2016. The journalist is a very keen self-drive traveler himself. The weekly column entitled "The Chiel" often addresses conservation and wildlife topics. I have been busy with some Powerpoint presentations to various interest groups and have more coming up.

"UP AFRICA: not for sissies

The journey home. Thursday 14 January, day 281, week 36. Ithumela Camp.

 

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”. – Marcel Proust.

 

• Botswana.

• Ithumela Camp in Palapye.

• Distance covered 649km, taking 7hr 30min.

Another early start. We were really not sure how far we would get this day. Both Nata Lodge and Woodlands near Francistown seemed a little close. Gaborone seemed too far.

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