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Re: Zimbabwe advice please
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2013, 05:22:27 pm »
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Re: Zimbabwe advice please
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2014, 11:40:21 pm »
Wish I'd read Avontier's advice before my +7000km trip through Bots,Zim + Namibia in December. We hit the Groblarsbrug border into Bots on Saturday, 15th (long weekend). Every Zimbo and Zambian and their mother were going home and we ended up getting through nearly 5 hours later. They must have processed over 2000 people that day with just one official doing the paperwork and nobody regulating the queue !
Another thing I learned is that the border posts up there close at 6 pm, not like the ones in and out of Swazi and Moz. We were booked into a lodge on the Caprivi in Namibia and were told by the border  official , as we left Zim into Botswana, that we only had 25 minutes to go right across Botswana (through Chobe) and we'd never make it. We had two checkpoints to get through and two border posts, you do the arithmetic. I was also reminded of another fact, that things work so much faster at knock-off time in Africa. Fortunately the speedcops were off duty (or maybe we just didn't see them), and the guys in the offices don't read what you've scribbled or we wouldn't have made it.
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Re: Zimbabwe advice please
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2014, 06:56:27 am »
We were booked into a lodge on the Caprivi in Namibia and were told by the border  official , as we left Zim into Botswana, that we only had 25 minutes to go right across Botswana (through Chobe) and we'd never make it. We had two checkpoints to get through and two border posts, you do the arithmetic. I was also reminded of another fact, that things work so much faster at knock-off time in Africa. Fortunately the speedcops were off duty (or maybe we just didn't see them), and the guys in the offices don't read what you've scribbled or we wouldn't have made it.

Did you cross Bots in 25 mins or am I missing something?
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Re: Zimbabwe advice please
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2014, 08:27:21 pm »
We eventually did our Zim trip

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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=133901.0

What a jol.. I would'nt mind doing the famous powerline track from Harare to Kariba.. next time for sure.
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Re: Zimbabwe advice please
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2014, 09:30:05 pm »
It's only 60 odd km and the road is good.
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Re: Zimbabwe advice please
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2014, 12:08:24 pm »
I was going through some stuff and came across the details of the bike oke who really went out of his way to help me in Harare when I had blown my fork seals

Shane
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Really nice guy and will be able so sort or at least know who will be able to sort any bike issues yu have, a number worth holding.
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Re: Zimbabwe advice please
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2014, 03:26:04 pm »
I would take the ferry from Binga to Kariba, very nice then drive down Eastern Escarpment. Mutarazi falls etc