Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:23 am
Gumps, April will be awesome, I will be there from 14th July in my usual Sunday Pan 2 and Passarge Valley 2 campsites. can't wait already, but it's too early to start counting the days. From there I am taking the foreigners
up to the Delta for 5 days.
Mellie, if it's on your wishlist you need to do it now, let me know how I can assist.
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:23 am
General Gump wrote:Great info coming through. I will probably be at Dinaka, bordering CKGR in late Apr, wife permitting. Will find out more on the campsite at Matswere gate.
Hope you get wife permission. Would be great to learn more!
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:32 pm
iNdy and Gumps...you lucky sods!
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:52 am
It is obviously a daunting task for overseas people to plan a trip to some of the true wilderness areas of Southern Africa. Not because of a lack of an adventurous spirit but simply because of the logistics. It must be almost impossible for someone from the UK or Europe to haul sleeping bags, tents and all the other equipment required on a long flight from overseas. Vehicles can be rented from a number of operators that are reasonably well equipped, but they don't come cheep, in addition a little bit of local knowledge does help a lot. Most of the great wilderness areas are a long way from main centres with international airports with the result that it is a fairly lengthy drive to get there.
Whilst certainly not being an "expert" on all the Southern Africa destinations, I have travelled to many of them over the years and am quite happy to assist people from overseas in planning a trip and loaning out a lot of the required equipment to get you out there. Don't let logistics get in your way and forfeit experiences of a lifetime. If you have any dreams for some of the out of the way places in southern Africa, send me a PM.
Toks, you mention places like Etosha, Caprivi and South Luangwa....all superb places to go and can be done relatively easily. To get to Etosha and Caprivi you could fly to Windhoek in Namibia, pick up a 4X4 there and head north to Etosha and then across to Caprivi. I don't know that I would combine that trip with South Luangwa unless you have a lot of time, for me, that would be a separate trip, taking in Kafue on the way.
Too many people make a big mistake when overlanding by trying to cover too much in a short space of time, it becomes a hectic scramble with deadlines and destinations to reach, you never get to know and appreciate an area.
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:04 pm
That pic of the cheetahs and lion is great! Hope they got away.